Glendalough is a world-famous glacial valley in County Wicklow, renowned for being an Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. From 1825 to 1957, the head of the Glendalough Valley was the site of the galena lead mine. However, it now hosts a wide range of beautifully scenic recreational areas for picnics, walking, and rock climbing.
For hundreds of years, nature enthusiasts and travellers from around the world have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes’ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough’s historic monuments and lakes are accessible all year round. There is no charge to visit the Monastic sites(churches/round towers) or the Upper and Lower Lakes, However, car parking fees may be required.
The excellent Glendalough Visitor Centre Provides regular exhibitions, informative guided tours of the monastic site as well as an audio-visual show about the rich heritage of the area.
Glendalough is a popular destination for our guests and our team highly recommends taking a visit. You may also request a takeaway picnic from our restaurant to enjoy on your trip.