General Information About Glendalough & Powerscourt
Glendalough is one of Ireland’s most beautiful visitors’ destinations. For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.
The monuments and lakes are accessible all year round at anytime of the day on foot however the car parks may have the barrier down early in the morning and late in the evening.
The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way.
While renowned for it’s magnificent scenery Glendalough is also full of a rich and varied heritage in terms of history, monuments, archaeology, architecture, landscapes, geology, parks, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats & mining history.
The Glendalough Valley was carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age and the two lakes, from which Glendalough gets its name, were formed when the ice eventually thawed. The Valley is home to one of Ireland’s most impressive monastic sitesfounded by St. Kevin in the 6th Century.
Situated in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, the area is a haven for wildlife and their habitats, flora and fauna.
The remains of the Glendalough Mines and Glendasan mines can be found both inside and outside the Park.
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Powerscourt Estate, located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland, is a large country estate which is noted for its house and landscaped gardens, today occupying 19 hectares.
Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft.) and is 6km from the Main Estate. It is set in one of Ireland’s most beautiful parklands at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.
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Glendalough Tour Details
Once we have received the booking you should get an email confirmation of the payment. If you would like to amend any of the destinations with something slightly different please add the amendments to the booking forms comment section.
We will then get in touch and and work with you to plan the amendments.
This tour has been curated based on some of our most popular tour requests. The tour will entice you away from the city centre. you will get to see some beautiful scenery along the way through the countryside. This is a very popular package and is an amazing way to spend your day.
The tour picks up from you hotel in the city and you will get to see some of Dublin’s beautiful east coast whilst making your way down to Glendalough and Powerscourt. You’ll be dropped off back at your hotel or temple bar if you’d prefer. This tour last approx 4 hours and is great value when you compare the price based on 4 passengers sharing.
Whilst on route to each point our guide will entertain you with stories of growing up in Ireland, historic information about Dublin and fun facts about the city. We have looked high and low to find our taxi guides. We’ve made sure they have the gift of the gab and are blessed with a friendly and welcoming attitude. Don’t be afraid to ask our guides any questions about the city. They will be more than happy to help you making sure you have a wonderful stay whilst you in Ireland. These guys are our ambassadors of Ireland.
They’ll have you smiling for the whole duration of the trip.
Collections & Drop Info
We can pick you up from your hotel or anywhere in the Dublin city and suburb areas. If you’re arriving to the city on a cruise ship this is no problem at all. Please enter your required pick up point, time, passengers travelling and contact number when filling in the booking form. We’ll contact you if we require more information.
We can drop you back to your ship, hotel or any other destination in the city centre once your tour finishes. The usual drop off point is Dublin Castle as it is located in the centre of town on Dame street. Should you require to be dropped of somewhere else please let us know on the day and you can be dropped there instead of Dublin Castle for no extra charge.
We can pick up directly from the Airport for this tour. Private Airport pick up charge for this tour will be charged at €50. This will include drop off to your hotel at the end of the tour.