This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Roundwood. To help you make friends with Roundwood before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The small village of Roundwood, Ireland, is situated in County Wicklow, in the east of the country, only about a fifty-minute drive from the centre of Dublin. The nature is the main attraction for most travelers visiting the area -- hiking and biking in a scenic rural setting with a beautiful landscape are very popular with tourists. Roundwood is located near Wicklow Mountains National Park, which is one of six national parks in Ireland. Apart from walking, sports enthusiasts enjoy climbing, rowing, and diving in the protected area with more than two hundred twenty square kilometres. The weather is typically Irish. The humid and mild weather has average daily maximum temperatures from fourteen to nineteen degrees Celsius in the travel season, between May and October.
One of the worthwhile trails is the beautiful Lower Varty Reservoir Walk around the Lower Vartry Reservour, which was completed in the nineteenth century. Hikers enjoy the wildlife and the picturesque mountain views along this walk. The popular Wicklow Mountains National Park offers a wide range of different activities for groups and individuals. All activities are free and include field trips, workshops and lectures. Within fifteen minutes, you can reach Glendalough by car. “The Valley of Two Lakes” is famous for the beautiful scenery, the wildlife, and the rich history. It is home for one of the most important monastery buildings in Ireland, which were originally founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century. There are several monuments in this former settlement; the thirty-meter-high Round Tower is especially remarkable. If you want to have a decent night out, there are numerous restaurants and pubs in town that make a cosy evening possible.
Your options for a Roundwood, Ireland hostel in town are limited, and compared to many other hostels in Ireland, the prices at your Roundwood, Ireland hostel will be comparatively high. Nevertheless, the level of accommodation is of good quality. If you do not like the idea of staying in a Roundwood, Ireland hostel, there are many other options, such as holiday apartments and guesthouses available. If you want to check out Glendalough Valley and you cannot find a place to stay in Roundwood, there are other hostels in the town of Glendalough.
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