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“Blessington Lakes - a quieter side of Wicklow”
Review of Blessington Lakes

Blessington Lakes
Ranked #7 of 36 things to do in Wicklow
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Blessington lakes were created as part of a major project to supply water & electricity to Dublin City. They are man made but look like they've been there for ever. There are lots of viewing places and car parks around the lake and although the state company who manage them don't make visitors that welcome with signs such as "end of amenity" at the edge of the car parks - you can invariable go for a long and pleasant walk if you just follow the tracks that lead from the car parks to the lake edge. When the water level is low its possible to walks for many kilometers. You will meet very few people and you'll have beautiful views of the Wicklow mountains. You can also choose to drive or cycle around the lakes and there are a few pubs etc to stop in for lunch.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Blessington Lakes is amazing. I have had the privilege to see them covered with snow and on a hazy summer's day! Blessington Lake is a reservoir and underneath the Lake is the old town of Blessington. Blessington Lake is serviced from Dublin by Dublin Bus and the bus number is 65. It is also accessible by Car. You can canoe, sail, kayak and windsurf on the lake or take it easy by having a walk along the shore. The Dublin Metropolitan Regatta is held on the Lake in early June of each year and is always worth a look!

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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Just beautiful...and relaxing! All about the relaxing...it's a great place for a picnic and a good book.

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Went out to vallymount carpark - the walk along the lake on the sandy beach was great - the views were something else

1  Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Ireland is undoubtedly a picturesque country. Many travel a long distance to go see its many attractions. However, for the "lazy" tourist, Dublin offers many opportunities at it's doorstep to experience some fantastic natural beauty. The Blessington lakes are one of them.
They are not lakes, to begin with - google the history! - I was lucky enough to go many times with my husband whose family had seen the valley before it was submerged. On a sunny day - no, there aren't many in this country... - you will enjoy the peace at the lakes' shores, surely a drive around the lake can be done in any weather. Bring a picnic basket, flip-flops (or a pair of Wellies) and enjoy.

1  Thank Samuela F
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