The Monastic City at Glendalough


Biking in Wicklow Mountains
Glendalough Hotel in Glendalough Valley
Glendalough Hotel from Monastic City

Spring Breaks in Glendalough

Leap into Spring in Glendalough Valley with a break at the Glendalough Hotel the only hotel located in the valley of Glendalough. This is a beautiful time to visit with nature waking up for the summer ahead and lots of birds returned.

Visit us in early spring and celebrate our Saints, Brigid and Patrick or stay a while at Easter and really take the time to explore.

The hotel is steps from the Monastic City and visitor centre which means you can leave the car in the car park and visit the valley on foot when you stay at this family run hotel.

Choose from the many well known walks in Glendalough passing right past our front door, the Wicklow Way, the Spinc, the routes around the Monastic City and down to the lakes, there is a walk here for all abilities.


Visit our walking breaks page to find out about some of the walks you could try when staying at the hotel.


The team have put together a great list of places to visit when staying with us in Glendalough, if you extend your stay there are exclusive discounts available via our own website. Have a look at Things to do In Wicklow

We have put some suggested Itineraries in our Active Families page for our guests based on feedback from guests and our own teams experiences.


There is a sample of what you can do on an overnight stay below and if you want to look at other attractions Visit Wicklow is a great website to learn more about our beautiful County.


Suggested day in Glendalough

Check in at 3.00pm in the hotel lobby, drop your bags to your room and then head out across the Glendasan River and turn left after the bridge and head to the Visitors centre. In spring and summer the grass is green, beautiful yellow flowers are on the gorse bushes and there is lots of wildlife around for you to spot.


Meet local guides, choose the Glendalough Musical Tour or enjoy exploring your own way. The walking routes are marked really clearly so you can easily choose a route and follow it around the valley. The walk through the monastic city and down to the lakes is an easy start to your stay and takes in iconic sites like St Kevin’s Round Tower and the Upper and Lower lakes, it’s one not to miss.


Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner in Casey’s Bar and Bistro.


In the morning enjoy our Glendalough Hotel full Irish breakfast and then head out on one of the more ambitious walks, if you like walking we recommend the Spinc walk, it requires good walking shoes, raingear, (it’s Ireland so we can seldom guarantee a fully dry day) and a certain level of fitness.

Don’t forget to bring some water and perhaps a packaged lunch so that you can take your time and really enjoy the spectacular views.





Other Itineraries to Explore


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…


Suggested 3 Day Itinerary

Day 1: Explore Glendalough’s Monastic City, lakes, and mountains. Visit Russborough House after crossing Wicklow Gap. Day 2: Bike through…


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