The small village of Glendalough emerges from a glacial valley in Ireland’s County Wicklow like something out of a fairytale. With a history dating back to the medieval era, and looking barely changed since the 16th century, Glendalough is imbued with a rich past that is palpably felt as you step into its rural surrounds.
Being situated close to the Wicklow Mountains National Park means there are an endless number of outdoor activities to keep you entertained. While the village of Glendalough itself offers only a small amount of accommodation, you will find hotels and bed and breakfasts in the nearby village of Laragh, which is within walking distance of Glendalough.
Although not bursting with hotels, if you’re looking for quality over quantity, you’ve found it in Glendalough. Set in stunning valley woodland, overlooking a medieval round tower, Glendalough Hotel has over forty rooms and boasts views of some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Ireland. Located in an old Victorian country home, the hotel has been modernised to cater for every possible need. Glendalough Hotel offers exceptional service, as well as a first-class restaurant. It is definitely the luxurious way to enjoy your getaway in County Wicklow.
Bed and Breakfasts in Glendalough
You might feel that bed and breakfast accommodation is more suited to your outdoor break. There are numerous family run B&Bs located in the village and nearby. You can expect the best Irish welcome when you stay at one of the bed and breakfasts in Glendalough. In addition, your hosts will undoubtedly be able to provide you with all the best walking tips and local secrets. When staying in a bed and breakfast in Glendalough, you’ll have a small but adequate choice of eateries, shops and pubs nearby.
Self-Catering Accommodation Near Glendalough
You could be visiting Ireland with family, or perhaps you’re heading to the Wicklow Mountains National Park with a group of friends on a walking or cycling holiday. Either way, for groups, self-catering accommodation is an excellent affordable option. From country cottages to new builds, there is an excellent selection of self-catering accommodation in Glendalough, ranging from very basic to four star approved accommodation, situated in acres of gardens with all the mod-cons to make your stay a pleasant one.
Youth Hostels in Glendalough
To preserve the unspoiled landscape, camping is strictly prohibited along the Wicklow Way. However, don’t fret, as Glendalough has a great backpacker’s hostel located right next to the village’s impressive monastic ruins and its two entrancing lakes. It’s not your average backpacker’s hostel, either: with en-suite bathrooms and stunning landscapes, you’ll be sleeping in the lap of luxury in this unrivalled accommodation.
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With a small but excellent selection of places to stay in Glendalough, don’t wait – book your hotel, bed and breakfast or backpacker’s hostel in Glendalough today.