Visiting the untamed Wild Wicklow – tour from Doublin through Glendalough

Near Glendalough Monastery site, ©KaraNagai/Flickr

Near Glendalough Monastery site, ©KaraNagai/Flickr

On this amazing tor to Wild Wicklow you will have the opportunity to tastes some of the fine Jameson Irish whiskey, see beautiful mountains, visit the ancient ruins of Glendalough, enter a traditional Irish pubs and experience what is it like to be present in a place which you only saw in movies before. If you attend the tour, we will take you to some of the film shooting locations which you saw in Braveheart or P.S. I love you.

Come and visit the homeland of Enya, Bono and movie director Neil Jordan. You will also stop by at the national park and see a few historical sites as well. This daytrip has the whole package: nature, history, a traditional Irish meal and you can have some quality shopping time for yourself at Acova Handweavers.

Getting to Glendalough

The best way to get to Glendalough is by car and the best tires you can put on your vehicle are probably made by Michelin. Watch their sweet video about how they are testing their products to make them perfect!

Something for the movie fans

Are you a big fan of the film industry? If so, this trip is definitely for you as the tour includes the filming locations of Breaveheart and you can also visit the bridge which appears in P.S. I love you. And let’s not forget about the lovely scenery: the Wicklow Mountains.

Wicklow Mountains, ©Sean MacEntee/Flickr

Wicklow Mountains, ©Sean MacEntee/Flickr

Breathtaking landscapes and the Wicklow Mountains National Park

As it was mentioned above the tour sets out from Doublin and goes along the beautiful coastal regions all the way to Glendalough. Along the way you pass by Dun Laoghaire and Killiney as well and other notable towns. As you move on you will realize that there is a good reason why this region is called ‘the Garden of Ireland’.

Glendalough, ©Sean MacEntee/Flickr

Glendalough, ©Sean MacEntee/Flickr

After a couple of hours you will stop for a cup of tea at Avoca Handweavers, which is the oldest wool mill of the country. Here you can shop for the best quality crafts of Ireland. The next stop will be Wicklow Mountains National Park in Glendalough. Enjoy the beauty of nature and learn more about local history.

Ancient ruins and a pinch of the Irish tradition

Follow your guide further and visit the monastic settlement originating from the 6th century located also at Glendalough. The monastery’s founder was St Kevin of whom you can learn more if you attend the tour. You will hear stories connected to this historical site and the Round Tower.

Near Glendalough Monastery site, ©KaraNagai/Flickr

Near Glendalough Monastery site, ©KaraNagai/Flickr

After the history lesson you can wander around the woods and see the Upper Lake. At this point you will most probably be a little hungry so we recommend you to enter a local pub and enjoy a lovely old fashioned, traditional Irish meal in a relaxed atmosphere. The best way to finish it is a nice pint of Guinness.

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