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Glendalough Visitor Centre

A valley of sanctuary for saints and scholars

09:30 – 17:00

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Glendalough Visitor Centre

A valley of sanctuary for saints and scholars

09:30 – 17:00

See all opening times

Limited Access

Monastic site open.
Visitor Centre Closed .
Free Admission.
Toilets Available from 09:30 - 16:00

Admission

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Getting here

Glendalough,
Bray,
Co. Wicklow
A98 HC80

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Trip Advisor

4.5

Glendalough Visitor Centre

In a stunning glaciated valley in County Wicklow, in the sixth century, one of Ireland’s most revered saints founded a monastery. The foundation of St Kevin at Glendalough became one of the most famous religious centres in Europe.

The remains of this ‘Monastic City’, which are dotted across the glen, include a superb round tower, numerous medieval stone churches and some decorated crosses. Of particular note is St Kevin’s Bed, a small man-made cave in the cliff face above the Upper Lake. It is said that St Kevin lived and prayed there, but it may actually be a prehistoric burial place that far predates him.

Learn all about this hallowed place in the fine interpretive centre before exploring the site for yourself. If you do, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the two lakes and a uniquely spiritual atmosphere.

Opening Times

Open all Year

Last admission 45 mins before closing.

Average Length of Visit: 1 – 1.5 hours.

Visitor Centre will be closed from December 23rd to 29th inclusive

Seasonal Opening Times

Mid March – Mid October

Daily 9.30 – 18.00

Mid October – Mid March

Daily 9.30 – 17.00

Notice

The Visitor Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities. Access to the graveyard is very difficult for wheelchair users.

 

Contact

Glendalough,
Bray,
Co. Wicklow
A98 HC80

0404 45352 / 45325

Getting Here

Situated in Glendalough

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Facilities

  • Baby Changing
  • Bookshop
  • Brochure
  • Car park
  • Exhibition
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Museum
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet

Restrictions

  • Uneven walkways

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