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Follow the Stars! On the Kildare Wicklow Movie Trail

The Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club welcomes you to 4 star Luxury in County Wicklow, the garden of Ireland. Be whisked off by coach through stunningly scenic landscapes and walk in the footsteps of the stars on the Kildare Wicklow Movie Trail. Enjoy Powerscourt Estate and Glendalough Monastic Settlement nearby.

2 Nights B&B and Two Evening Meals in the 4*Glenview Hotel
Visit to the Glendalough Monastic Settlement
Kildare Wicklow Movie Trail
Use of the Glenview Leisure Club throughout your stay

Price: €169.00 per person sharing

Offer available Tues-Thurs 7/6/11 to 27/09/11

Movie Trail Dates
Offer available: Wed 6th July, Wed 20th July, Wed 24th August, Wed 14th September


To Book Just Call Anne-Marie Fisher in The Glenview Hotel,
Tel: +353 (0)1 2873399

or Click Here to Book Online


Itinerary
Day 1 - Tuesday

3pm - Arrival and Check in
Arrive at the Glenview Hotel and settle into your surroundings. Take a walk around the scenic woodland walk and gardens of the hotel or take a short car journey to enjoy the stunning setting of the Powerscourt Estate and maybe do some shopping there.
On your return to the hotel why not have a pre dinner swim or treatment in the Leisure Club.
7.30pm - Enjoy a meal in the restaurant.

Day 2 - Wednesday

Wicklow Gaol

Pick up from hotel for the Kildare Wicklow Movie Trail – approx 9am to 5pm. Walk in the footsteps of the stars like Tom Cruise, Richard Burton, Helen Mirren, Mel Gibson, Sean Connery to name a few, when you travel through stunningly scenic landscapes and see the actual locations where major movies have been filmed. Known as the film capital of Ireland, County Wicklow has no shortage of film locations. It is having the time to show them all to you which is the problem. We have selected the best places and best anecdotes to give you a flavour of filming, here. You will see the beautiful locations of Excalibur, PS I Love You, King Arthur and Braveheart and many more. Take a peek the former retreat of the late Michael Jackson at Lough Tay. Then continue to Russborough House where you can enjoy photographs and film reels dating back to the 1920s, all within a purpose built cinema built in the 1950s. From here you will take a Lake Drive in Blessington where beneath the water lies a village! In fact, we can boast that a family in Hollywood, County Wicklow were the founding fathers of the film capital of the world - Hollywood USA – we will sample the atmosphere in the Irish pub in this famous village. Complete your experience with the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons in Kildare, where you can view authentic memorabilia and garments associated with film stars like, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and The Beatles and many more. * Entry to Russborough House is discounted to €8 if you are on the Movie Trail tour which is payable upon your visit to the House on presentation of the booking form. *FREE Entry to the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons. A 10% discount on purchases made in the Newbridge Silverware Showroom is awarded to the Visitor, upon presentation of the booking form.

Day 3 - Thursday

Unwind during breakfast and gather the memories of your experiences in this beautiful location before heading home. Before going home, try visiting Glendalough, beside picturesque Laragh and one of Ireland’s most visited heritage attractions. It is just a 20 minute drive from the hotel. Glendalough is an early Christian ecclesiastical settlement in a glaciated valley with two lakes. The monastic remains include a superb round tower, stone churches and decorated crosses. You will have a guided tour of the visitors centre with its museum, and the monastic settlement. You will have time to walk through the wooded pathways or be meander on your way to the lakes. Experience the peace and tranquillity of Glendalough. Whether in sunshine or in showers, Glendalough offers itself up in beauty to every visitor.
Sample the atmosphere, the misty mornings, the mossy bark, the rustle of autumn leaves as you walk along.
Maybe take a picnic with you.

Safe journey home ...


Price includes:
• 2 nights B&B and 2 x course meal in the Glenview Hotel
• Kildare Wicklow Movie Trail
• Visit to the Glendalough Monastic Settlement (free entry) (visitors’ centre is extra)

Note: Own transport required

Options:
• The Glen of The Downs Golf Club is located just beside the hotel. Please ask on booking and
   we can try to arrange tee times for you if you require. Payable at the Golf Course.
• Picnic lunch to take with you as you travel home. Payable at the Hotel.


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