Wicklow Mountains Ireland
The Wicklow Mountains, also known as the Sléibhte Chill Mhantáin in Irish, are a mountain range that runs through the center of County Wicklow, Ireland. They are the largest continuous upland area in Ireland, with an unbroken area of over 500 km2 (190 sq mi) above 300 metres (980 ft). The highest peak is Lugnaquilla at 925 metres (3,035 feet). The Wicklow Mountains are a popular destination for hikers, walkers, and cyclists. There are many trails to choose from, ranging from easy to challenging. The mountains are also home to a number of lakes, including Lough Tay, Lough Dan, and Lough Bray. The Wicklow Mountains are also home to a number of historical and cultural sites, including Glendalough, a monastic settlement founded in the 6th century, and Powerscourt House and Gardens, a Palladian mansion with extensive gardens.