Hello. Please could you tell me roughly how much walking is involved altogether and how much time is spent in Glendalough?
Is there any free time in Kilkenny? thanks.
The walk in Glendalough is short but worth it. You can walk around a bit more or opt to have a snack.
At Kilkenny, you can decide to roam around freely for 1-2 hours or to meet up with the tour guide after half an hour or so and do a walking tour of roughly an hour (easy pace).
I definitely recommend taking part in the walking tour. The tour guide told us interesting historical facts and stories and pointed us to places we would have missed out on.
Easy 1 mile stroll around Glendalough which is optional if you want..
Lunch period followed by a guided walk in Kilkenny or freedom to stroll the town under your own steam for a couple of hours or so in total.
We spent around an hour and a half in Glendalough and it was mot very difficult walk. The guide took us round the lake and than through the churchyard. You can easily walk through the mostly flat terrain.
Yes, there is about an hour of free time in Kilkenny. We had an hour for lunch and than we had an optin to have a walking tour with the guide or have a fre time ( one hour).
I opted fir the guided tour and that was very interesting thanks to our excellent guide!
We encountered rain in Glendalough, so we only circled the lake and walked through the churchyard. I would say it was a little more than 1 mile total - I played around with Google maps - looks like 2+ km. I am not sure if there would have been more walking if the weather was better, but I don't really think so. It was flat terrain, but blustery. I think everyone in our group did the walk.
There was free time in Kilkenny. First, we were given an hour to have lunch, and then given the option to take the walking tour with the guide or go on our own to visit the castle (next to the bus parking) or walk around on our own. We opted to go with the guide and that was about an hour of walking.
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