5 reviews of Glendalough in English
We recently had visitors in Dublin who wanted to really see Wicklow. We did a couple of days in Wicklow, but our favorite was Glendalough. We took a bus (St. Kevin’s Wicklow Tours) to Glendalough which drops you off at the park and picks you up 4-5 hours later. It’s the perfect amount of time to do a quick hike and enjoy the beautiful views of the valley and the ruins of St. Kevin’s monastery.
what a wonderful place - even for an Irishman to escape to. They say we all feel insignificant when confronted with Nature in majesty and this has it all… towering blue-cliffsides falling onto a blue lake reflecting clouds that sweep past, changing the light. Stand at the water’s edge and allow yourself to be carried into the scene, its a place that you can hold onto in memory for later, for perhaps troubled times, when you may need calm and tranquility. And to wonder at the monks who settled there, knowing that you see today what they saw centuries back in time. Even better in the rain, when you’re wet and the smell of the damp forest permeates your senses. And only an hour from the bustle of the city…..
Surrounded by acres of gorgeous woodland, the monastic site of St. Kevin is a wonderful place to visit.
A stroll in the quiet serene woodlands is a real lift to the spirits and the misty lakes add to the mystical feel of the place.
The ruins and bell tower are definitely worth visiting too with their fascinating history
This is one of the first places I saw when I came to Dublin and it took my breath away. The day I saw it was misty and there was a boy playing a flute a little way in the forest and for all the world I felt like I was in a faerie glen. St. Kevin’s monastic site is here and the ruins are impeccable. You can walk around the site and touch the stones and there are ghost stories too - which are very easy to believe. The surrounding nature is breathtaking with a crystal clear lake and the oak woodland are beautiful. There is a lovely hotel here in which you can have tea and cake or a lunch and this is a brilliant afternoon out for the kids or romantic spot for couples to visit.
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