Wicklow offers some wonderful natural and man made scenic areas. Travel through Wicklow and enjoy the seaside towns of Bray, Greystones, and Brittas Bay, with their Blue Flag Beaches. The County of Wicklow being only an hour from Dublin is easily accessible by rail, bus or car. Travelling around Wicklow you will encounter the wonderful area of Avoca, Meeting of the Waters and surrounding countryside, and it was here that the television series "Ballykissangel" was filmed, an area previously known for its mines, in days gone by. Why not take a trip to the Avoca Handweavers for its store, café and a chance to see a working handweaving mill.
Visit the town of
Arklow and on to the wonderful Wicklow towns such as
Kiltegan, Baltinglass, Stratford, Donard, and Hollywood.
Enjoy Blessington Lakes in Wicklow and the wonderful
Glendalough area in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, to
explore this ancient monastic site, with its old church, graveyard and
round tower and enjoy the many walks around this wonderful area
including the Sally Gap, Wicklow Gap and explore the
Glenmalure Valley. There is a reason why the County of Wicklow is
known as 'The Garden of Ireland' , visit some
Wicklow Gardens and explore the County of Wicklow for
yourself! Enjoy a stay in a
Wicklow Hotel or
Wicklow Bed and Breakfast for your visit to
Arklow Music Festival in Co Wicklow held every March gives young and old a chance to enjoy singing, poetry, & Irish dancing along with many other street entertainment events. Also in Arklow, the SeaBreeze Festival and the Maritime Festival in August. Kilmacanogue Horse Show is a great community driven family show held in August. Glendalough is a beautiful part of the County of Wicklow it offers wonderful scenery and if you have your hiking boots a great place to take a walk around or just enjoy a gently stroll as it forms part of Wicklow Mountains National Park area. Glendalough is where you will find one of Irelands earliest Christian monastic settlements with St Kevin’s Church and the Round Tower remaining. Russborough House is another great place to enjoy a stroll around or take a tour of this great House. Dwyer McAllister Cottage in Knockanarrigan in Co Wicklow is a fine example of an traditional Irish whitewashed thatched cottage and life at that time. Take a trip to Powerscourt Gardens and House, with its many walks, walled gardens, and ornamental lakes. Mount Usher Garden located beside Lake Vartry with hundreds of species of trees and plants. Killruddery House and Gardens a wonderful day out also. Above are some of the reasons why Wicklow is called the Garden of Ireland.