Hiking in Wicklow

Walking Breaks

Walking Breaks

At The Glendalough Hotel, Wicklow – start your journey here

At the Glendalough Hotel, guests are not only treated to a picturesque setting but also can indulge in invigorating walking breaks. Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Glendalough, Ireland, this hotel offers a unique location where nature and relaxation blend harmoniously.

Glendalough Hotel’s location provides an ideal place to escape from bustling city life, allowing guests to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate their minds and bodies. The hotel is literally next to the Monastic city and visitor centre right in the heart of the enchanting Glendalough Valley. Glendalough is renowned for its serene lakes, lush greenery, and ancient monastic ruins so your journey begins in the right place.

Hotel guests can embark on guided walking tours, led by experienced local guides who provide insights into the area’s rich history and natural wonders. These can be booked in advance or on the day from the visitor centre.


From the moment you step outside our front door  you can explore the well-maintained trails, with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and the valley. The crisp mountain air and the soothing sounds of nature create a tranquil ambiance, allowing you the opportunity to unwind and find solace in the beauty of your surroundings. Whether strolling leisurely or engaging in more challenging hikes, the Glendalough Hotel has a list of walks that cater to all fitness levels and preferences.

After an invigorating walk, guests can return to the hotel and indulge in a delicious meal at Casey’s Bar & Bistro. This simple family-run hotel has been welcoming guests since the 1860s. Our location is second to none which means guests can enjoy a perfect balance between relaxation and adventure.

We have curated some tips and local knowledge of the walks available for you to explore, have a look here.

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