Glencree

Glencree is a picturesque valley located in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is renowned for its natural beauty, peaceful surroundings, and its historical significance as a site of conflict resolution and reconciliation.

Attractions:

Set at the head of Wicklow’s spectacular and unspoiled Glencree Valley, on the edge of the Wicklow National Park and on the Wicklow Way, this former 19th Century British Army Barracks brings you a range of attractive facilities in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Glencree possesses an atmosphere all of it’s own. Just twelve miles from Dublin, a visit here offers you beautiful countryside, historic buildings, local arts and crafts, and a taste of fine Irish home cooking when you drop into the Armoury Cafe. The Cafe & Gift Shop sell local produce and crafts. The opening times are 9.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 5.30pm Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays.

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Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Wicklow Mountains is a German military cemetery and one of Ireland’s true hidden gems. 

The Glencree German War Cemetery in the small village of Glencree, Co Wicklow stands in honor of 134 German soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in Ireland during the First and Second World Wars. 

Set in a beautiful space inside a disused quarry with the Glencree River roaring past on one side, the German War Cemetery is a bastion of serenity and tranquility. 

The German War Cemetery is steeped in natural beauty and overlooked by a large cross on top of a small cliff – paying a silent and poignant tribute to the small number of Germans who perished in Ireland during both World Wars. 

Many of the cemetery’s 91 German soldiers either washed up on Irish beaches or crash-landed after being shot down during the Second World War. Six graves at Glencree remember German soldiers who died in British prisoner-of-war camps in Ireland during the First World War. 

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Ireland’s highest & most beautiful waterfall Take in the breath-taking beauty of Ireland’s highest waterfall, which cascades dramatically down 121 metres of rugged rock. Atmospheric, romantic, and exciting, it’s a must visit element of Powerscourt Estate.

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Accommodation

Glencree Guesthouse offers free parking and free Wi-Fi, it serves hearty breakfasts cooked to order. Guests can swim in the property’s off-site pool.

Bright and warmly furnished, rooms at Glencree are individually designed and feature en suite bath or shower rooms with free toiletries and a hairdryer. A flat-screen TV is featured in every room, along with tea and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms enjoy scenic woodland views.

The shores of tranquil Lake Windermere are only a 10-minute walk away, while the village centres Bowness and Windermere are both 15 minutes away on foot. The area is surrounded by stunning fells to explore, and Dove Cottage, the home of William Wordsworth, is 15 minutes’ drive away.

Breakfasts are all made from high quality local produce, with a selection of traditional full English breakfasts or vegetarian and continental options.

Telephone: 01539 445 822

email: info@glencreelakes.co.uk

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