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The Devils Glen - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

The Devils Glen, Ballymaghroe, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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About The Devils Glen

The Devil’s Glen boasts a dramatic landscape that was fashioned at the end of the Ice Age when the melt waters of the ice sheet created the valley. The resultant gorge affords a swift decent for the Vartry River as it makes its way from the Vartry Reservoir to nearby Ashford village. The site hosts a mixture of broad leaf and conifer forest with fine stands of beech, Spanish chestnut and ash.


Attractions Near The Devils Glen

The Devil's Glen Waterfall
The Devil's Glen Waterfall1.39km from The Devils Glen

Devil’s Glen waterfall is located in wicklow, Ireland. Usually an hour or less driving from Dublin. This place is an ideal one to have a day trip. The Devil’s Glen boasts a dramatic landscape that was fashioned at the end of the Ice Age when the melt waters of the ice sheet created the valley. The site hosts a mixture of broad leaf and conifer forest with fine stands of beech, Spanish chestnut and ash.

Mount Usher Gardens
Mount Usher Gardens3.28km from The Devils Glen

Mount Usher is recognised at home and abroad as one of the earliest and finest examples of a ‘Robinsonian’ garden. Extending to 22 acres, it combines a champion collection of trees and shrubs with inspirational floral planting schemes along both sides of the River Vartry. It feature water as an essential part of the scenery, with cascades and suspension bridge visible from many sections. Winding paths lead visitors on a journey through groves and glades and on to the river banks.

Victor's Way
Victor's Way8.29km from The Devils Glen

Victor's Way, located near Roundwood, County Wicklow, Ireland, is a privately owned meditation garden notable for its black granite sculptures. Covering 22 acres, the park includes a series of dancing figures of Ganesh, Shiva, and other Hindu deities. Most of the park's statues are made of black granite, with some in bronze and range in height from 1.5m to 4.9m.

Trooperstown Hill
Trooperstown Hill8.68km from The Devils Glen

Trooperstown Hill is a summit in County Wicklow and has an elevation of 432 metres. Trooperstown Hill is situated east of Ballard, southeast of Paddock Hill. Its trail features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Wicklow Gaol
Wicklow Gaol8.93km from The Devils Glen

A former prison located in the town of Wicklow, County Wicklow, Ireland. The prison was closed down by 1900 but reopened to hold republican prisoners during the Irish War of Independence and Irish Civil War; the last prisoners left in 1924. It was now a museum claiming to be one of the world's most haunted buildings, due to the long history of suffering associated with it. The prison was featured on a 2009 episode of Ghost Hunters International.

Black Castle
Black Castle9.17km from The Devils Glen

On the eastern outskirts of Wicklow Town on a rock above the sea lies the ruin of Black Castle. Only a few fragments of the wall remain of the castle built by the Normans at the end of the 12th century. It stands on a rocky promontory over the sea, at the eastern side of the town. Following the arrival of the Norman’s in 1169 Earl Strongbow was granted the lands along the East Coast. He in turn granted those lands to Baron Maurice Fitzgerald on condition that he build castles for protection.

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County Wicklow is a county in Ireland. The last of the traditional 32 counties, having been formed as late as 1606, it is part of the Mid-East Region and the traditional province of Leinster. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the counties of Wexford to the south, Carlow to the southwest, Kildare to the west, and Dublin to the north.

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