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  • Address: County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Hours: Open daily 10am - 6pm May - Aug, weekends Sept - Apr
  • Admission: Check fees at entrance booth

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Wicklow Mountains

The Wicklow Mountains, called the "Garden of Ireland", are a range of mountains running southeast from Dublin through County Wicklow. The mountains are a popular weekend and holiday retreat for Dubliners looking to get out of the city for fresh air and various recreational activities.

While the Wicklow Mountains themselves are not all that tall (the highest peak is 925 m/3,035 ft), the landscape is stunningly wild and markedly different from the typical green grassy plains of the Emerald Isle. Set up as a National Park, the 20,000 hectres (almost 50,000 acres) encompass serene lakes and deep glacial valleys that are dotted between the mountains, offering visitors the chance to fish, kayak, and hike among other activities. Plus, Ireland's highest waterfall, Powerscourt, is located in the park as well.

Besides those that come to enjoy the great outdoors, the Wicklow Mountains also attract people wanting to visit the ancient monastic ruins of Glendolough, which is tucked away into one of its valleys. This monastery is believed to have been established by St. Kevin and is now a pilgrimage site frequently visited by Catholics.

Practical Info

The scenic route to the Wicklow Mountains from Dublin is by Military Road, which crosses over the mountains and passes by numerous bogs and lakes along the way. This is a windy, narrow road and the ride can be a bit bumpy, but the views make the journey worthwhile.

Another option is to take a rail tour from Dublin. This alternative removes the hassle of navigating the mountain roads without compromising the stunning views of the Irish countryside.

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Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin, Dublin, null
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Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin

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The Wild Wicklow Tour from Dublin is the perfect introduction to Wicklow's untamed landscapes. On this Wicklow day tour you'll explore ancient monastic ruins ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.40
Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Day Trip from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains Day Trip from Dublin

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Fall for the unsurpassed natural beauty of the Garden of Ireland on this Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains day trip from Dublin. Set off from the capital and ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.57
Wicklow, Powerscourt and Glendalough Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Wicklow, Powerscourt and Glendalough Tour from Dublin

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Visit the Powerscourt Gardens and explore the Wicklow Mountains National Park from Dublin with great guides and live commentary.

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.40
Wicklow Mountains Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Wicklow Mountains Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin

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Full Day Tour to Wicklow mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny. Expert tour guides with separate coach driver. Luxury coaches with Free Wifi. Discover Ireland's ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $35.83
Wicklow with Guided Walk Including Glendalough Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Wicklow with Guided Walk Including Glendalough Tour from Dublin

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Enjoy a Guided walk in the Wicklow Mountain National Park on this day tour from Dublin. The walk is approx 1.5hrs and part of this day tour.

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.26
Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin

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Combine Ireland's stunning coastal and mountain scenery on this lovely rail tour from Dublin. You'll travel through the magical Wicklow Mountains, visit the ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.20
Full-Day Glendalough and Kilkenny Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Rail Tours
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Full-Day Glendalough and Kilkenny Tour from Dublin

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Spend a day exploring history and culture in the Emerald Isle. You'll start your tour in majestic Glendalough, then experience the Wicklow Mountains en-route ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Day Trip to the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Day Trip to the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough from Dublin

Break the barrier of city limits and travel through the countryside.

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.57
Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin

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See Irish castles, caves and cloisters on the Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin. Traveling by luxury coach, you'll head into Ireland's ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.83
Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour, Dublin, Day Trips
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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour

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See the best of what is on Dublin’s doorstep on a perfect half day tour to Wicklow, Ireland’s garden county, with admission to one of the country’s finest ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.32

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