A wealth of unique experiences is waiting to be discovered in Wicklow, located in Ireland’s Ancient East. Lovingly known as the Garden of Ireland, Wicklows’ rolling mountains, pristine beaches and numerous historic monuments will not disappoint. Venture to the country’s highest waterfall or walk the Wicklow Way – a 129km walking trail passing through the National Park where you will find glacial lakes, Glendalough and historic monuments.
Legend has it that Wicklow was the landing spot for Saint Patrick, walk in his footsteps while you admire the landscape from the peak of mountains, gaze out from the coastline or visit country estates.
As Dublin’s neighbour, Wicklow is the ideal escape from the city – relax, unwind and go explore!
Powerscourt House & Gardens
National Geographic have placed it in the top three most beautiful gardens in the world. Explore over 47 acres, including an Italian garden, Japanese garden, a walled garden, and the house, dating back to the 13th century.
Wicklow Mountain’s National Park is home to Glendalough, a beautiful valley that has numerous walking trails that take you, past two great lakes and a 6th-century monastery. A well explored destination, not surprisingly with the views and trails on offer.
Climb the Sugarloaf
The peak of this 501 metre mountain offers fantastic 360-degree views of the surrounding area. The walk-up Sugarloaf is short and can be steep in sections, but from the summit, you will see as far as Howth in North Dublin and deep into the Wicklow Mountains, making the climb worth it!
Bray to Greystones coastal walk
Set-off on this beautiful coastal walk along the cliffs offering stunning views along the way. Stop off at The Happy Pear for a nutritious and delicious lunch in Greystones. For the energetic, head back along the cliff walk to return to Bray – or you can take the DART tramline to return – again offering stunning views along the coast.
The Wicklow Way
131km route runing from County Wicklow all the way to County Carlow. It is one of Ireland’s most popular trails, passing through the Wicklow Mountains. Completion of the trail will
Avoca Weaving Mill
Ireland’s oldest weaving mill dating back to 1723 offers visitors the opportunity to purchase crafts and knitwear, while indulging in the delicacies from the Avoca café.
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