Bus Éireann - Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour
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An unforgettable tour which takes you along the south coast of Dublin and on to Powerscourt Gardens, situated in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, followed by another highlight of our tour – Glendalough, important of the early Irish monasteries
An unforgettable tour which takes you along the south coast of Dublin and on to Powerscourt Gardens, situated in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.
Powerscourt Gardens were begun in the 1740’s and stretch out over 45 acres including a blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statuary and ornamental lakes, walled gardens and over 200 variations of trees and shrubs. Powerscourt has been described as One of Europe's Greatest Gardens and One of Ireland's Greatest Treasures. The tour includes entry into the gardens for one of the mapped walks and a short time for the Powerscourt shops and tearooms. A wonderful experience.
Travelling onwards through the picturesque countryside of Roundwood and Laragh, to another highlight of our tour – Glendalough. The Celtic Monastic System derived from the early monasteries of Egypt, and Glendalough was one of the oldest and most important of the early Irish monasteries, situated in an idyllic valley with two lakes, hence the name. Founded by St Kevin in the 6th century, it has a High Tower which is one of the most famous images of Ireland that was used by the monks to store and protect precious manuscripts and artefacts, and also some of the finest architecture of the early church. It is one of the best experiences on a day trip out of the city.
The tour returns to Dublin through the renowned Wicklow Mountains, the rugged Wicklow Gap and the Blessington Lake.