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Category: Families, Outdoors, Nature/Wildlife, Sightseeing, Free

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, Forest & Woodland, Parks & Gardens, Visitor Centres, Churches & Cathedrals, General Attractions

Visitor Centre
Co Wicklow
Tel: +353 40 445 352

Please mention when enquiring.

Glacial valley within Wicklow National Park that contains two lakes and is famous for its early Christian ecclesiastical settlement.


Glendalough is a glacial valley within Wicklow National Park that contains two lakes and is famous for its early Christian ecclesiastical settlement that was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Remains include a round tower, stone churches and decorated crosses. The Visitor Centre has an exhibition and an audio-visual show.

There are many walking trails of varying difficulty around Glendalough. Within the valley itself there are nine colour-coded walking trails and they all begin at an information office located near the Upper Lake. These include a reasonably level walk to the ruins of an abandoned lead mining village at the west end of the Upper Lake.

Opening Time:

Open Daily year round, mid October - mid March 9.30am-5pm; mid March - mid October 9.30am-6pm. Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Admission Charge:

Access to park is free. Visitor Centre Adults €3; Child/Student €1; OAP/Group €2; Family €8.
Glendalough - County Wicklow Ireland
Glendalough - County Wicklow Ireland
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