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
Glendalough 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, Kilmacurragh
The 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…
National Sea Life Centre
No trip to Wicklow would be complete without stopping off at the National Sea Life Centre in Bray. Located along the waterfront, the centre takes visitors on a journey from the Irish coastline to the depths of tropical oceans through 25 themed displays. The centre is completely indoors meaning you don't have to worry about the weather.
Chances 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.
Just 5km from Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is Ireland’s tallest waterfall. A stunningly beautiful, peaceful place it’s the perfect spot for a romantic picnic. You can drive the short distance from the hotel to the waterfall, spread a blanket and enjoy Wexford strawberries and a glass of prosecco to the soothing backdrop of falling water.