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Wicklow Mountains National Park

Glendalough

Glendalough is the most visited part of the Park. The combination of the stunning scenery and the fascinating monastic history make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland.

The Glendalough Visitor Centre has an exhibition and guided walks of the monastic settlement. The National Park Information Office is located by the Upper Lake of Glendalough, 1.5km from the monastic city. The Information Office contains an exhibit on the local wildlife and is the starting point for the local walking trails.


Monastic City..» An introduction to the monastic settlement established 1,500 years ago.

Upper Lake..» The very scenic Upper Lake is adjacent to the monastic settlement. This is a popular picnic area and the base for a variety of walks.

Walking Trails..» There is a network of colour coded walking trails in the Glendalough valley. There are nine walks of varying difficulty to choose from.