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County Wicklow

County Wicklow starts a short drive from Dublin and offer a pleasant rest from the bustle of the capital city. You will find here wonderful and wild Wicklow Mountains, the largest continuous upland region in Ireland.The highest mountain in the range, Lugnaquilla, rises to 925 metres(second highest peak in Ireland).County Wicklow is of breath-taking landscapes like Sally Gap, Vale of Avoca, Powerscourt Waterfall(highest in Ireland), Glenmacnass Waterfall, Blessington Lakes, Lough Tay and Lough Dan. You can also take a closer look at the two dominant themes of Irish history: the charismatic Glendalough monastic tradition and angloirish heritage mansions like Russborough House with impressive collection of paintings, Powerscourt House and Gardens with one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland, Killruddery Gardens and House, Avondale House and Forest Park or Mount Usher Gardens. Those who are interested in heritage buildings should also have a look at ruins of Black Castle and Wicklow Historic Gaol. Enthusiasts for sea should visit The Maritime Museum in Arklow and National Sea-Life Centre in Bray.

Interesting places in county Wicklow

Rossborough House

Rossborough House

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Russborough House located in Blessington, County Wicklow, it's one of the finest Irish Palladian mansions. It was designed by renowned German-born architect Richard Cassels, who also designed Powerscourt House. Mansion was built between 1741 and 1755, for 1st Earl of Milltown, Joseph Leeson, and remained in possession of the one family until 1914, when wido...   more info and photos

Avoca Mill

Avoca Mill

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Avoca Handweavers Woollen Mill is located in Avoca Village, on the south east end of County Wicklow (about 10km north west from town of Arclow). It is the oldest working woollen mill in Ireland, as well as Ireland's oldest surviving business, established in 1723 (also one of the world's first manufacturing companies). The mill was built on the banks of th...   more info and photos

National Botanic Gardens - Kilmacurragh

National Botanic Gardens - Kilmacurragh

East Ireland | County Wicklow

National Botanic Gardens - Kilmacurragh are located in near village of Kilbride, just 3,5 km off N11 (turn right opposite Beehive pub) in east County Wicklow. Arboretum is situated on 18th century estate which was the seat of the Acton family for almost three centuries. The most of trees we can admire there, were planted in 19th Century by siblings, Thomas a...   more info and photos

Powerscourt House and Gardens

Powerscourt House and Gardens

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Powerscourt Estate is located just off the Enniskerry Village in County Wicklow, only about 20 km from Dublin City Center. You will find there magnificent neoclassical mansion, beautifully landscaped gardens and the highest waterfall in Ireland. Powerscourt House was built in 1741 by the Richard Wingfield - 1st Viscount Powerscourt . This...   more info and photos

Glendalough

Glendalough

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Glendalough – (vally of two lakes) one of the most important Early Christian monastic sites in Ireland. The monastery was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and flourished throughout the next centuries. It was known in Europe at that time, as a center of learning(knowledge). Monastic settlement survived several Viking raids in 9th and 10th century and...   more info and photos

Killruddery Gardens

Killruddery Gardens

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Killruddery Gardens, Bray, county Wicklow - one of the earliest and most extensive formal gardens , kept in the original style from 17th century to present times. The property belongs to the Brabazon family, who hold the title of “Earls of Meath”. Gardens was created by 3rd Earl of Meath - William Barazon and his work was continued by 6th Earl of Meath ...   more info and photos

Wicklows Historic Gaol

Wicklows Historic Gaol

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Wicklows Historic Gaol from 1702, is a place, which is sure to provide you an unforgettable experience. Audio-visual effects make that the history of the prison with its main characters alive again. You'll discover who were the prisoners, the details of their daily life and the rules prevailing in the prison over the times. You can also take a look at ...   more info and photos

Mount Usher Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Mount Usher Gardens are located near the village of Ashford in County Wicklow. On the area of ​​22 acres divided by River Vartry there are over 5000 species of plants and shrubs from around the world. Founded in 1868 and developed over the next 112 years by the Walpole family, inspired by the William Robinson (famous Irish gardener, designer and journalist ...   more info and photos

Wicklow Mountains

Wicklow Mountains

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Wicklow Mountains, which are visible from Dublin are actually rounded hills, here and there a layer of granite weathering stopped and as a result there are more pointed formations, such as the Great Sugarloaf Mountain. The highest peak Lugnaquillia has 925m and is the 13th highest in Ireland. There are a total of 39 peaks over 600 metres. There are only thre...   more info and photos

Wicklow Way

Wicklow Way

East Ireland | County Wicklow

The Wicklow Way it's Ireland's first and longest officially marked hiking trail (132km). It's not always easy to follow it, even if it is marked, but maybe that's one of its charms. It takes approximately 6-7 days to pass the entire path. It starts from Marlay Park in Dublin. Trail quickly leaves the Dublin behind as it climbs into the mountains and sheltere...   more info and photos