Suggested 3 Day Itinerary
After enjoying breakfast step outside into the valley, the World famous 6th Century Monastic City is across the bridge from the hotel entrance. Step through the Medieval doulbe arched entrance follow the path lined with stone walls to the Monaastic City.
Explore the site where you will see 7 Churches, ancient cross and read the many family names from the local area in the graveyard. As you take in the sites your eyes will travel up to the top of St Kevin’s tower as it reaches up into the sky, whatever the weather this scene always takes visitors breath away with the Jakels flying around the top of the tower.
The Visitor centre is on the other side of the Hotel garden Just across The Glendasan River bridge. Here you can join a guided tour or learn a little more about he history of the site. There are maps available with the different walking routes you can take.
Once out of the Monasitic City you can follow the path to the Upper and Lower lakes, carved out in the ice age this valley is guarded on each side by mountians. There are walks to suit all abilities. Check our our blog to learn about some of your optoins when exploring Glendalough.
If you fancy a bit of history jump in the car and drive across the Wicklow Gap to Russborough House, This grand mansion has really interesting exhibits and fabulous art. There are walled gardens and the Maze is great fun, how long it takes in the Maze really depends on your navigation skills.
Take the time to get out of the car on the Gap there are some viewing points as you drive across and it is worth it.
Check the Visit Wicklow web site where you will find the location of some famous films that you will see as you drive through these areas.
After a day of exploration, enjoy a hearty meal in The Bistro at Glendalough or visit the Hollywood Inn on your way back across the gap. The Glendalough Hotel offers great value Dinner Bed and breakfast rates when you book.
Rise and shine for a day of adventure in the Wicklow Mountains and book a half-day Fat Bike Adventure. There are lots of locations to choose from, Tik noc Mountain, Ballinastoe, Belmond Bike Farm and Bray Head.
If you choose Bray head then you will already be at the location of your afternoon delightes. Walk along the seashore and enjoy a dip in the sea followed by a trip to the Sauna where outdoor showers and 3 plunge pools of varying temperatures will ensure you leave fully envigorated.
No trip to Bray is complete with Fish and Chips and you should try and include a visit the National Sea Life Centre.
Ireland is known as the home of the Thoroghbred so why not explore Wicklow on horseback on your third day. Forest treks in Wicklow suit all abilities and last about an hour, it’s a great activity to tag on to a day’s walking or hiking.
You will be accompanied by an experienced rider/guide who will ensure your safety. Each trek incorporates a few different terrains, mountain views, rolling hills, and or magical forests. Contact EuirTours to find out more.
For something completely different spend the afteroon visiting Wickow Gaol. This award winning visitor experience is (as they say themselves), “Where history comes to life”. Holographic figures appear on your journey to tell you their part in the history and stories from this remarkable Gaol.
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Suggested 1 Day Itinerary
Begin at Glendalough Hotel, exploring nearby trails, lakes, and Monastic City. Afternoon: Discover the historical Russborough House after traversing the…
Suggested 2 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Explore ‘Beyond the Trees Avondale’ and the newly opened Avondale House. Day 2: Breakfast at Glendalough Hotel, then…