The monastic city of Glendalough, just south of Dublin, is popular with tourists for its wonderful restored round tower, church, and picturesque views. But few tourists take the time to wander beyond the once bustling settlement and into the beautiful valley of the two lakes.
In the Glendalough Valley are 9 marked walks of varying difficulty. At the very least visitors should meander along the Green Walk, which circles the lower lake and includes a wooded boardwalk with wonderful meadow views. This easy walk will take only an hour of your time but leave you with such a feeling of peace and tranquility.
Other walks around Glendalough include waterfalls, picturesque streams, and lovely climbs which overlook the Wicklow Mountains.
Ireland Family Vacations: Wonderful Glendalough Walks for Families