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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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Reviewed today via mobile

Be sure to take there your camera with you. Such a sightseeing, such a place... You will be coming there on your next trip...

Thank BorisEliav
Reviewed yesterday

We live close by so visit Glendalough with the kiddies and Dogs often. It is stunning. The clear lakes, scenery and great walks are really beautiful. Lovely to bring a picnic but there are lots of places to get food if you dont bring your...More

1  Thank IrishNicky
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Originally from Dublin, means I make regular visits home to see my family and friends. Every time, I make an agenda of things I must do and Glendalough is always top of my list. It makes me incredibly happy and proud to be Irish visiting...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this tour. There is an amazing tour from Dublin. I would of loved more time than two hours here is so much to see and discover. The crystal clear lakes and the old ruins the cemetery. Just amazing. We walked in the...More

Thank Lisetteki
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful spot which I've visited on a number of occasions and the surrounding scenery brilliant but bring a picnic basket and chill box if you can manage. I bought a ninty/nine and it was child size for nearly €4 and this is not good enough

Thank ageingtraveller69
Reviewed 4 days ago

Glendalough is a perfect place to visit if you want to experience Irish history without the hustle and bustle of Dublin City or by taking up an entire day on a whirlwind bus trip. As it is only an hour away by car or bus,...More

1  Thank Lea F
Reviewed 5 days ago

This tells the story of the early monastic Irish settlements in a glorious setting in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.. You can wander around the ancient cathedral ruins, the Round Tower, the latter magnificent and St Kevin's ancient church. Besides this there are many trails...More

Thank finian29
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A spiritual and mystic place. It was a pleasant place to stroll through the old stone religious buildings and listen to our guide ( strongly recommend guided tour ) explain the purpose of the site and the relevance of St. Kevin. A great place to...More

Thank mombir
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing area with a 100 foot high round tower from 900 AD, cemetery with huge tombstones, and masonry buildings. All free. Worth a stop.

Thank Travel_aimlessly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old cemetery with the Wicklow Mountains looming all around - a must-see when visiting Ireland.

Thank Jackie H
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Rebeca H
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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.
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