Things to do
The Glendalough Hotel is located in the Valley and right next door to the world renowned 6th century Monastic Site at the bottom of the Wicklow Gap.
We are a uniqely located hotel and provide our guests with easy access to the incredibly beautiful and interesting sites that surround us.
There are a variety of walks that start from the visitor centre or from the back fo the hotel. Visitors can opt for guided or non-guided walks around the Monastic site and the lakes or can begin the famous, Wicklow Way, from our front door.
The visitor centre has a variety of maps if you would like to follow a trail or the hotel can reccommend local guides.
There are walks to suit all abilities or for those who love their comforts, sit on our terrace with a warm drink and take in the sites that surround you at The Glendalough Hotel.
The Valley is full of so much history and one truely interesting place to visit while you are here is the Glendalough Mines. The mines date back to the 1790's and the ruins are a short walk from the hotel. There are local guides who can talk you through the 150 year history of these mines or you can read the link below and wander up there yourself to get a sense of how they worked all those years ago.
Driving through Wicklow is one of those experiences that is full of magic, here in our county nature takes your breath away around each corner. Take a drive through the Wicklow Gap, Sally Gap, along Blessington Lakes and visit Hollywood, (yes we have one here in Wicklow) you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for adventure have a look at our two pages below or talk to the team.