Glendalough is in the Wicklow National Park which is situated south of Dublin on 20,000 hectares of mountain scenery with many roads crossing through it. A lot of the National Park has no facilities and is left mostly untouched and natural.
Glendalough has many way marked trails/routes from easy to difficult. The Visitor Centre in Glendalough sells a Trail Guide for only €0.50. The maps list nine way marked routes with the shortest distance being a few kilometres and the longest 11 kilometres. You can start all 9 walks from the lobby of the Glendalough Hotel. Grab a bite to eat in Caseys Bar & Bistro at the start or finish of your walk and pick up your walking snacks in our seasonal coffee shop.
WHAT SOME OF OUR WALKERS HAVE TO SAY......
"Wonderful" - Tripadvisor
Glendalough is an amazing place to visit. Our hotel offered us a nice room with a big bathroom and a bath tub. We enjoyed our dinner and could even play billard and piano downstairs. During the day we liked going for a walk around glendalough lake and the stunning scenery. All in all, lovely short trip.
"Traditional and great views" - Tripadvisor
A spectacular sight and located in prime location for walks and sight seeing. The food is great and staff are friendly. We only spent one night, just wished we stayed longer! Comfortable bed too. Ensure you have a room with a bath which was great after a long walk.
"Stunning" - Tripadvisor
I cannot fault anything! The hotel room was perfect....room 227......twin room with a fantastic view. We did a lovely walk to the lake with my niece and nephew....but the adults did a 4 hour hike. So many different levels of walks to choose from. We met Paddy the horse and took a short carriage ride. This is the most scenic and relaxing place. Loved it.