At Hidden Dublin, we offer outdoor fun and an adventurous time outside of the city on this tour with spectacular views from the mountains and a unique immersive storytelling experience… guaranteed!Book the tour
As the sun begins to set, we take our small group tour by bus to a location south west of Dublin city, to begin a hike in the Dublin mountains up to the peak of the legendary and mysterious Montpelier Hill.
We are Ireland's only tour company to have a permit to do this.
It has the most beautiful view overlooking Dublin city that one could ask for, as we observe the city and beyond with views as far as ones eyes can see. It's just stunning!
The name of the tour is dictated by some dark mysteries that begin to unfold, due to the nature of the past history in this area. As we negotiate the trails and terrain we are surrounded by nature and majestic scenery, with feelings of immersive storytelling setting the tone.
Eventually at the peak we will end up encountering an old Megalithic site, which was confirmed to be constructed by the great ancients of Ireland BC, where a tomb once existed. They laid at rest until disrupted by order of a few free masons radicals.
The site was looted and then destroyed in order to salvage its building materials to build a hunting Lodge in 1735. This lodge is now known in legend as the Hell Fire Club.
The idle hands of men brought horror to the site…
Your Horror Hike tour guide will reveal the mysteries and legends around the Hell Fire Club and Montpelier Hill.
Plenty of photo opportunities and some free time for yourself to explore the area and see the views after the stories have been told. Your guide will be roaming around to help with any questions you may have.
For this tour, we recommend that you bring rain gear (Irish weather is unpredictable) and the appropriate footwear with ankle protection.
The hike is moderate in difficulty, but requires some endurance for the upward hill trails, so keep this in mind.
Our mode of transport to Montpelier Hill is named The Banshee. She is of Mercedes-build and sports 20 comfy seats with large windows for a nice scenic drive.
The tour experience can be different depending on (seasonal) early or late sunsets, with or without rain mist, dark or bright, but the location never disappoints.
On this great outdoor excursion, you are sure to get breathtaking scenery, a great sense of achievement and a team bonding experience for groups. You should leave with an unforgettable memory of your visit to this part of Ireland.