Finding A B&B In Glendalough

Finding the perfect B&B in Glendalough is all about location, location, location! Based in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Leinster and we know why! With magnificent lakes, waterfalls and some of Europe’s best hill walking and trail running trails, Glendalough has something for everyone!

The oceanic climate of Wicklow is mild yet changeable with a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year. As a result, we have visitors year round, with massive jumps in numbers early spring and right through to the end of October, with trails and walks being very passable for most of the year. When booking a Glendalough B&B we highly recommend searching for available accommodation well in advance of your trip to the Wicklow Mountains. With so many options available, choosing one specific bed and breakfast is going to come down to your personal preference

With limited public transport options available, you want to be base yourself as close to the town of Laragh leaving you within walking distance of Wicklow National Park and various pubs, restaurants and shops within the village of Laragh.

If you are thinking about whether you should hire a car, get a bus or choose a taxi to visit Glendalough, make sure to check out our post with a breakdown on all directions to Glendalough for various modes of transport.

If you are travelling as a group and want to stay under the same roof, please make sure to check out our sister accommodation in Trooperstown Lodge. Our lodge is a traditional luxury guest accommodation located 1km from Laragh and 5 minutes from Glendalough National Park. As a guest of the Trooperstown Wood Lodge, you can also avail of our free shuttle service to and from The Wicklow Heather.

Heather House is a second bed and breakfast accommodation we provide here in Glendalough. Located next door to the Wicklow Heather restaurant, our guest house in Laragh is the perfect location for couples and small groups wanting to be based within a stone throw of the National park. All packages come with bed and breakfast as standard, with breakfast served each morning in The Wicklow Heather Restaurant next door.

If you are looking for a hotel rather than a B&B in Glendalough, make sure to get in touch with us directly as we are more than happy to provide local recommendations. All of our properties are listed on TripAdvisor, so please do check out our reviews and see what previous guests have to say!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get to your property from Dublin?

Glendalough is located approximately 49km from Dublin City. There are various private and public transport options, meaning your travel time is anywhere from 1h and 10 minutes to 3 hours. We have a blog post with various directions to Glendalough from surrounding areas. 

Do you offer discounts on your B&B offers in Glendalough?

Yes, we love to reward our guests with special discounts. This is usually in the form of an email to our newsletter subscribers and previous visitors. You can sign up here if you want to be notified with offers and discounts.

I am travelling to Glendalough with kids, is Glendalough suitable?

Absolutely! Glendalough is very family friendly with plenty of local activities for people of all ages. If you download an app called All Trails, you will find loads of walking trails that are suitable for children. In terms of bed and breakfasts in Glendalough, all properties are family friendly.

How close is your accommodation to Glendalough?

All properties belonging to the Wicklow Heather are located within 1.5km of Glendalough National Park. We offer a free shuttle bus service to guests staying in Trooperstown Lodge, with guests in Heather House usually choosing to walk as it is only a 5 minute walk from the restaurant.

Is it better to book accommodation in Glendalough directly or through a 3rd party system?

We cannot speak for other accommodation in Glendalough unfortunately but within the Wicklow Heather group, we can always guarantee best rates and discounts if you book directly through our website. However, if you prefer to book through a 3rd party, you are more than welcome to do so as room availability is updated in real-time across all our channels.