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This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two lakes,” consists of the 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin and the famous round tower, standing 112 feet high with a base measuring 52 feet in circumference. Visitors...more
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was certainly a surprise ..to find a settlement that old is amazing as is the story of St.Kevin..just stunning!

Thank Rosepasco
Reviewed yesterday

This place is so beautiful with lots of history in the middle of the Wicklow mountains. You can park in the village in close proximity to the monastery area. Its about a 15min (about 1-1.5km) walk to the upper lake which is along a track...More

Thank GemM120
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic scenery and interesting visit. The walks around Glendalough were stunning and well worth the €4 car park fee. We also visited the lead mine. 10/10

Thank David C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

5 of us visited Glendalough with rain coming down, followed by gorgeous sunshine. Our tour guide Des Phelan shared so many interesting pieces of history as we enjoyed our tour ! A great tour guide is a must here ! Beautiful grounds ! A wonderful...More

Thank Gene E
Reviewed 6 days ago

A trip through this monastic settlement is well worth it. Spend a little and see the video and visitor's center as it puts things in perspective - well organized. The settlement is magical; there's guided tours or you can walk on your own.

Thank b d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We didn't go into the visitor centre because there were good sign posts and maps about the site as well as a few interpretation signs. A lovely place to spend a few hours or use as base for a longer day hike.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Touring this site made me appreciate the commitment and dedication the people of this monastery made to their faith. Their ongoing worship in harsh conditions-over hundreds of years and under periodic persecution. Wonderful location

Thank Enjoyinglife2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a tour from Dublin to see the site. Guide gives a good intro to the history and the place and let you wander around a bit. The old monastic site is wonderful but the nature around the site is amazingly beautiful. I wish...More

Thank 726ayas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glendalough Monastic Ruins are a must see while in Ireland. It's amazing to see what this monastery must have been in it's heyday. Very moving & set into a beautiful area. There is a lodge right next to the grounds that offers refreshments or a...More

Thank Baja001
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently visited the Monastic Settlement and really enjoyed our time here. The views were great, lots of opportunity to walk around the church, the Round Tower and the graveyard. We really enjoyed visiting this site and would recommend it to others...More

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Rebeca H
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Response from banshee48 | Reviewed this property |
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17 June 2018|
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Response from Paul J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. I would assume there is a bus service. Google irish bus services. I live in Northern Ireland and drove to site. Hope this helps.