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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blessington Lake is such a relaxing, picturesque place to spend a bit of time. There is a lovely walk you can do along it's shores. Next time I'll bring the bike as the trails are wide enough to accommodate both walkers and bikes. Most visitors...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Nice greenway from the Avon Ri center in Blessington. Great place for a family day out .... your walking around the lakes and via some forests - with a brief jaunt onto the main road to cross the lake. Great for wearing out the toddler...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LoveB186470
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Just a short hop from Dublin this can easily be done as an out and back or a linear walk by dropping a car where you want to finish to retrieve the car at the start. Or if you get the timing right you could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luchi-BFG
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is an all weather drive, perfect on a sunny day, however also good on a dreary day, as there is no one around we essentialy had the roads to ourselves, the lake is currently the lowest we have ever seen, so the rainy days...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The lakes at blessington are very large,there are several roads you can take to drive around it and also some wonderful places to stop for food and beverages.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Growing up in Dublin I often visited Blessington lakes with my family. As a parent today I find myself drawn to the same location, taking my family and dog to this beautiful location. Blessington lakes are surrounded by the serene Wicklow mountains, simply beautiful!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank paulmE4366JR
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Getting out on a sunday morning for z lovely walk around the lake, great for the soul!! A 7km walk runs from blessington to russborough house and is a great stretch for us novice walkers. Well worth the short trip to blesington

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank catchtheaction
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We spent a week using Blessington for our home base while in Ireland. We had no idea how much we would love that little town. We took lovely long walks to the lakes and even walked to Russborough Hous (8.9K round trip!). The walks are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marydF5527IA
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Beautiful place but gets busy on Sundays. Spoilt by irresponsible dog owners letting their dogs foul the paths with dog dirt, visitors leaving litter behind them and idiots lighting fires and not extinguishing these. Bins provided by council cannot deal with sheer volumes of litter/rubbish.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank burner180
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Blessington Lakes are situated very close to Dublin, half an hour would get you there. There are some lovely walks in the area and a great view.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jimmy K
4 August 2018|
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Response from burner180 | Reviewed this property |
Swimming is forbidden lakes/reservoir.There have been drownings on the lakes in the past.
4 October 2017|
Response from Jimmy Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can park at the AvonRi it is free. The walk starts over by the tennis courts. Enjoy.