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Address: Visitor Centre, Ireland
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+353 404 45325
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two...

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: There is a car park at the Visitor Centre. It is recommended to see the informational video at the Visitor Centre before starting your explorations.

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An 150 year old cemetry

This cemetry is part of monastic old city of Glendalough. The graves we saw were mostly from the 19 th century. This is all part of the Glendalough national park beside the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This cemetry is part of monastic old city of Glendalough. The graves we saw were mostly from the 19 th century. This is all part of the Glendalough national park beside the visitors centre. A walk around will take you back in history. I was more impressed with surrounding park and two lake, the lower and upper.

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Navan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Have visited here three times this year so far. What a gem so breathtakingly beautiful the upper lake is. You need your camera for sure. Don't forget to go up to the waterfall. Bring your walking shoes though. If you are up to it there is a climb of over 500 steps to the top of the mountain but the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Glendalough is an all round amazing place. Great for walkers, sightseeing or just a place to chill out and take in the amazing surroundings. You won't be disappointed when you make your way up to Glendalough via bus or car, there's a nice hotel at the main entrance to the Glendalough sight, nice to be able to chill out after... More 

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

On our recent trip, I insisted that my wife and children experience this magical spot. The drive to get there is beautiful, and the site is (and I know this word is overused) iconic. Do not miss this opportunity - put it at the top of your list!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Hidden in the Wicklow Mts south of Dublin is this amazing peace of history a must see for those ecclesiastically inclined or not. Photo opportunities are endless.

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Thank Nevnang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning scenery. Nice walk from Cathedral to the lakes. Plenty of wildlife along the way. Tourist information on site with friendly staff. Nice piece of Irish heritage.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This was the very best couple hours of our 12-day trip. The weather was not ideal (fog, rain, sleet, hail, snow) but we were mesmerized. The movie and the center provide great information but walking among the ruins is the real highlight. (Hint: don't have a snack or meal in the hotel nearby ... it was a real disappointment.)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Just a gorgeous site with 8th Century monastic ruins, including a cathedral, graveyard, round tower, and other buildings. Feral goats roam the site and the Wicklow Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop. Loved our afternoon in Glendalough!

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The place was one of the highlights of our trip. Not sure words can truly describe the true history that you will see. We travled in early May, no crowds, free of charge to roam the ruins and grounds. It is peaceful and you wont want to leave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Glendalough site is just beautiful. The setting is spectacular. The ruins of the monastic village are interesting and walking around that area to the lower lake is a treat and you could easily pass two or three hours here enjoying the surroundings. The real star attraction here though, are the hiking paths. We took the "white path", which loops... More 

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