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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
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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We visited this centre and opted for to do the museum. It was very interesting and we enjoyed the video as it was so informative.it cost €5.00 per adult. They have toilets which you can use without having to pay. Outside you can walk to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nightsawayinhotels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the place was really interesting and full of character. We loved the location and the history of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mgar2410
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was very rainy the day we visited it was very nice to walk around the property and see the historic buildings. While I enjoyed our visit, I certainly don't feel the need to visit again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KnoxTravler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here as we travelled from Dublin to Kilkenny. I recommend arriving early in the summer as the Visitor Centre car park can get busy. Parking is not free any more (€5). It's then about a 10 minute walk to the monastic site. Of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cheshiretraveller57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Glendalough and have visited many many times. The dark lake and the round tower you can almost imagine yourself running as the Viking hordes approach.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jean B
Reviewed 8 December 2018

I'm a sucker for old cemeteries in general, but this place was incredible. It's so peaceful and it makes you want to sit and stay awhile, contemplating the greater things in life. We walked through multiple times, reading over the headstones and appreciating the buildings...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 4 December 2018

This was a great place to stop and see some good Irish History dating back to 900 AD. There was a very nice visitor center with a nice video and a scaled recreation of the site. Then you can take a nice walk over a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dale F
Reviewed 18 November 2018

I spent an overcast and drizzly day in Glendalough recently exploring the national park including the Monastic Site/Settlement. It's well worth exploring the site as there are a number of interesting buildings and ruins along with graves.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidaedwards-au
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We walked the Miners Road on a beautiful day. It was busy with tourists and Families. Some Guided Walks. We climbed after leaving the miners Road and we're treated to spectacular views of the Upper Lake. This is strenuous and boots are preferable for this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ACara50
Reviewed 13 November 2018

An hour from Dublin, through fabulous countryside, to a place steeped in history. Take a walk along the lakes, and if you're more energetic go off the beaten track through miles of woodland walks. Stunning scenery. Just look at the photos!

Date of experience: November 2018
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