Ireland's Ancient East - Wicklow
Located just 30 minutes from Dublin, County Wicklow is definitely one of the most stunning places to visit in all of Ireland. With its scenic walks, quaint villages and stunning views, it has something for everyone. Below is just a small sample of what to see and do during your stay in the Garden County, as recommended by our Concierge. Be #GuidedByPowerscourt
GlendaloughGlendalough is one of the most picturesque destinations Ireland has to offer. Nestled between two lakes, the glacial valley is best known for the iconic monastery built there by St Kevin in the 6th century. Try the Spinx Walk, a 10km trail, which takes in the stunning scenery and gives you the perfect viewpoints for photographs of the two lakes.
National Botanic Gardens, KilmacurraghThe gardens originally formed part of an 18th-century estate. Today, the National Botanic Gardens in Kilmacurragh is an outpost of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. The stunning gardens feature flora from around the world, it's well worth a visit. And, of course, Wicklow is not known as the Garden of Ireland for nothing… During your stay check out as many of the stunning gardens in the county as possible – from Powerscourt to Mount Usher…
Wicklow MountainsChances are if you're visiting Wicklow you’ll either drive through the Wicklow Mountains or spot them from afar. To really experience them, try something different like day cycling, fishing or rock climbing in the area. The National Waymarked Trails offer a fantastic hike through the mountains that will guarantee you see all the best views.