Walking Break Dublin

Dublin has so much to offer but sometimes, it’s nice to escape the busy city centre and see what the surrounding areas have going on as well. Tallaght Cross is a great location when looking for a Walking Break Dublin so we have included some of our favourite: 

1. Glendalough

You can get to Glendalough in under one hour from Tallaght Cross Hotel by car and it is well worth the trip. Regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful attractions, boasting the beautiful valley of the two lakes, alongside a world-famous monastery built by St Kevin and a selection of walking trails, including The Wicklow Way.

2. Sugar Loaf Mountain

As you drive from Dublin to Wicklow, you can’t miss the Great Sugarloaf in the skyline. Standing at 501 metres above sea level, it can appear to be steeper than it is because of its isolated positioning away from other hills or mountains.

This is the perfect climb for anyone just starting out or if you want a rewarding but not too challenging climb. There are two routes you can take to the top, the shorter route will take you about one hour in total, while the longer route will take around two and a half hours.

The car park is under half an hour from Tallaght Cross Hotel by car. 

3. Lough Tay

More often referred to as the Guinness Lake this valley in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains is knows as this due to its resemblance to our national beverage, Guinness. 

The Guinness family owns a 6,000-acre estate beside the lake, complete with its own castle and lodges. The hills surrounding the valley provide several different walking trails, allowing you to take in the beauty of the lake and its opulent neighbouring estate from above. You can get to Lough Tay in under 50 minutes from Tallaght Cross Hotel by car. 

4. The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club Walk is a lovely walk In Dublin with great views. This is a leisurely walk (depending on fitness levels) that takes you up Montpelier Hill to the ruins of a supposedly haunted lodge. You can get to the car park here in under 15 minutes by car.

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