Wicklow Travel Guide
Wicklow Travel Guide
Wicklow Travel Guide. Known as The Garden of Ireland, Wicklow is a visual feast to the eye with its mountains, rivers, lakes and beautifully arranged public gardens. It’s no surprise that many successful films and T.V. series’ have used its beauty to add to their cinematic ambience, including P.S. I love you, Excalibur, Barry Lyndon and Ballykissangel. The nearest major airport to Wicklow Town is Dublin Airport (80 kilometres).
We have outlined some of our favourite hotels in Wicklow for you to review, these include Clone House and Powerscourt Hotel
Highly rated, Clone House Hotel is located in Aughrim, 19 kilometres from Wicklow town. This Travellers’ Choice 2013 award winner offers its guests free breakfast, high-speed internet access, free parking, and accepts pets. The hotel is an excellent base from which to explore the wonders of County Wicklow!
This luxurious five-star hotel is located in the wondrous 47-acre estate of Powerscourt House and Gardens. It offers facilities including a shuttle bus service, children’s activities, business centre, fitness centre, a restaurant and bar, parking and its pet friendly. Compare Wicklow hotel prices today.
Wicklow Car Hire
Sinnott Autos, who claim to be the only car rental department in County Wicklow, operate out of the Dublin Road, Wicklow Town. Many of the popular international car rental giants also service the county. Compare cheap car hire deals for your trip to Wicklow here.
Top Wicklow Tourist Attractions
Powerscourt House and Gardens
Set against the canvas of the Sugarloaf Mountain and only 20 kilometres from Dublin City, Powerscourt House and Gardens will amaze! Within this 47 acre wonderland, The Italian, Rose and Kitchen Gardens, as well as Ireland’s highest waterfall, are simply breathtaking. The restored Palladian-style house has a very informative audiovisual movie about the house’s complex history and outside is a beautiful terrace café. The gardens are open between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm every day. Bring your camera to capture some great memories!
Glendalough Visitor Centre
One of the most visited attractions in Ireland, Glendalough is filled with heritage and beauty. Located in a glaciated valley in the Wicklow Mountain’s National Park, the stunning lakes, monastic remains, round tower, and ancient Irish stone crosses, is a sight to behold. The visitors centre has an exhibition and audiovisual presentation to whet the appetite before you head out into the wild!
Avoca Handweavers and Mill
Why not visit this picturesque working mill, with a colourful gift store, two award-winning cafés with terraces and a gourmet food hall and deli, all located on the banks of the Avoca River. Avoca is 21 kilometres from Wicklow town and 66 kilometres from Dublin. Thank you for visiting our Wicklow Travel Guide blog, we hope you found it informative, enjoy your trip.