Glendalough Hotel View from Garden of Bridge

Young at Heart Breaks

Young at Heart Breaks

At The Glendalough Hotel, Wicklow we offer exclusive rates to our senior guests.

Senior offers provide excellent value for individuals, friends and couples who want to stay in Glendalough Valley. We have the advantage of being next door to the Monastic City so can enjoy a lot of the valley from the hotel front door.

The Glendalough Hotel is ideally located we are 1hr from Dublin, 2.5hrs from Galway and a mere 1.5hrs from Wexford by car.

Glendalough Hotel is a 20min taxi drive for those coming by train, or if you are coming by Bus, we are within walking distance from the stop.

Glendalough is at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East and there is so much for everyone to do – Scenic Drives, Walks and Hikes for all abilities, Adventure activities, Historical sites, World-Class Gardens, you name it and we’ll probably be able to find it somewhere nearby.

The world-famous 6th Century Monastic Site and the Visitor Centre are next door making the hotel a great base to explore the valley and surrounding county. The Visitor centre has a range of maps of local walks and hikes to suit all abilities.

Many of our guests enjoy visiting grand houses and gardens of Ireland – look no further as Wicklow is also known as the Garden of Ireland – the National Botanical Gardens Kilmacurragh, Russborough House, Powerscourt Gardens, Avondale House and Beyond the Trees are all a short drive away.

You can take the main line train from Dublin to Wexford or back and get off in Wicklow town where the new bus service picks up at Wicklow train station. The train departs from the Connelly which is beside the central bus station (CBS).

Bus Eireann 133 bus departs CBS and stops at Ashford and Wicklow and the new local link service stops at both stops.

There are bus links also from Sallins in Kildare close to the train station there.


Stroll from the hotel to the Monastic City and down to the Lakes to see the many historical buildings and enjoy the scenery.

To get more from your visit enjoy a Musical Guide or see if one of the local guides has a tour available from the visitor centre.

Grab lunch in the Glendalough Hotel or order a packed lunch.

Enjoy a hike in the Wicklow Hills, we have a list of suggested walks here.

At the end of the day, you can watch one of the great relationships in farming by booking the Irish Sheepdog experience.

Top Tip. If you want to walk from Glendalough to Glenmalure for example, we can arrange a bag drop to your next destination.



Enjoy a stroll through the Monastic city, steps away from the Hotel, you can continue your walk through the city and join the path down to the lakes.

Lunch in Glendalough.

Take a scenic drive through the Sally Gap, with time to stop and enjoy the Glenmacnass waterfall, Lough Tay, and options to do some walks like Djouce Mountain Walk, Hike to the view onto Lough Ouler, or hike from Lough Tay to Lough Dan.


After a hearty breakfast head to Wicklow town for visit to Wicklow Gaol for an interactive tour filled with lots of stories and history.

Grab a coffee in one of Wicklow’s many coffee shops then head to Avondale House and Beyond the Trees for some more history and an amazing walk through the canopy of the trees.

Perhaps book something different with a visit to an Irish Working Sheepdog Demonstration.


Add Day 3 onto the 2-Day Suggested Itinerary

Discover more of the miles of wonderfully unspoiled mountain trails.

Drive over the Wicklow Gap through Hollywood and then along Blessington Road to visit Russborough House and Gardens.

This unique tour is full of character and Art lovers will enjoy seeing the many masterpieces in the collection at this house.

There are walks around the grounds and a walled garden with interesting plants which is looked after by volunteers.


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