Top Attractions in Wicklow
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- This incredible road passes through sally gap at the cross roads, the (military) road was created by the British to flush out the rebels from the hills after the 1798 rebellion, these days it is the most perfect scenic drive.Written 24 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Tour of house; we enjoyed a most informative and interesting tour led by Ann. Ann has been involved in Russborough for more than 40 years and is totally devoted to the beauty and architectural history of this house. She answered all questions and had a sense of humour into the mix too. We were lucky to be part of a small group and enjoyed the art works, fabulous furnishings and decor throughout. It really is worth a visit and walled gardens with beech lined paddocks … not to be missed. Thank you Ann!Written 6 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I wanted to hike a bit of the Wicklow Way before leaving Ireland, so my friend and I took a bus to Marley Park and fit in what we could before thunderstorms set in. I'd love to do the entire trail!
If you're starting from Dublin, the trailhead is well marked, as well as the route around Marley Park (which is a lovely forest experience). The surprise to us was that you then walk along a road, under a motorway, and uphill past some large manors before entering the Kilmashogue Forest. But it's all part of the Wicklow Way! Even our trail section changed elevation quickly and had some nice views of Dublin as well as sheep peacefully grazing alongside the trail.
This was a great way to get out of Dublin for a bit more hiking before a long plane flight, and the trail definitely deserves its good reviews.Written 12 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Chatted to very helpful staff member at the information desk (Upper Lake Car Park) who not only gave us a very good map of the range of walks available but was also able to advise the walk the most suited what we wanted to cover (Spinc and Glenealo Valley - a 9km hill walk, 380 mt climb). This is a tiring walk but there are a range of walks from easy to ramble to hill walk.
This was a very well marked trail (as all the others seem to be) and well worth the effort. Much fantastic scenery all around us. Not only was the trail well marked but also the paths / boardwalks are in very good condition.Written 16 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is a gorgeous, soft sandy beach. It is big so you can get a really good walk and the sand dunes are great fun for kids. Such a beautiful place with gentle waves and fabulous views. The car park is a good value €4 and the toilets are kept well. We were here on a Friday in June so the food trucks weren’t open. A really lovely and peaceful afternoon out.Written 5 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- There is excellent walking to be had, on the Blessington greenway (see review), to rally appreciate the lakes and the scenery, you cant beat a drive around the perimeter, driving through some lovely towns, and the scenery is absolutely stunning.Written 24 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Drove an hour from our hotel in Glen of the Downs to the easiest route starting point at Fenton's pub. 11am on a Monday when we arrived in beautiful sunshine only to be told by soldiers that the mountain was off limits all week due to war games. Bored soldier said he had just chased a couple who had driven from Co Mayo to climb and that we all should phone ahead. He gave us an Oglaigh na hEireann ordnance map and pointed out a smaller mtn nearby that was a good climb. He also checked the next few weeks firing schedule but returned to say it hadn't been updated yet. He emphasised that there was no other access to the top of Lugnaquilla that week.
Undettered and helped by his free map we drove to Glenmalure and Baravore carpark. There was no mobile signal there and NO indication of where or how to climb Lug. It wasn't mentioned on any of the information maps or tourist signs posted in the carpark.
Got talking to a lad who arrived just after us and who had also met the welcome party at the army office near Fentons! He had driven down from Belfast and like us was determined to get to the top. He had watched a YouTube clip of the climb from Baravore so we set off together.
I would higjly recommend the climb from here for the scenery and views. It turned out fairly straightforward to follow the trail up. However we were fortunate with the weather and that the previous week had been dry so all the marshy areas were not too bad.
No sign of the Irish Army at the top but they were making plenty of noise below on the other side.
On the descent met a young woman from Wales who had the Fentons experience too although it seems they had been rude to her. She had then taken a wrong turn on the climb up from Baravore carpark and with time constraints had sacked it.
Overall it took us 4 and a half hours with 10 or 15 mins spent at the top.Written 30 March 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The gardens are really outstanding , so well looked after .
So many species of tree , lots of them unusual .
Gorgeous flowers and shrubs and lots of benches for resting and eating lunch .
Definitely one not to be missed .Written 11 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- COVID regs adhered to... excellent food, home berw and the staff were courteous and friendly. a must visit when in this area!Written 12 July 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is a great visit for a few hrs.... especially if your an outlander fan as it was used in some of the episodes. There is some greet photo opportunity’s as it very picturesque. There is lots of steps and the ground surface area can be uneven so you would need to be able bodied to get around. It is well worth a visit as it’s an amazing medieval castle with lots of history.
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- We came to the lake via Laragh, there are two ways to sally gap from Glendalough, in our opinion this is not the nicest drive, however to see the lake we had no choice, the lake itself is absolutely stunning, the views are on private property however, during our visit no one seem to take notice. The name is self explanatory, however, actually called Lough Tay. This is definitely worth a visit.Written 24 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The final resting place of German Luftwaffe pilots who crashed and died on Irish soil,also German Navy men who washed ashore during During World War II.Written 30 August 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- It has been about three years since we were last here, we forgot how beautiful these ruins are especially at sunset, (as per the piccies).
The site itself dates back to the 1100's with the current remaining church and cloister dated to the 1200's that is old in anyones book.
We love just walking around taking it all in, there was no one around during our visit, probably very busy on weekends.Written 24 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We started in Wicklow along the quay and the street past the golf course to the Wicklow Head lighthouse and took the cliff walk back. The cliff path provided great views and an enjoyable walk back to town.Written 26 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Wicklow
- The best day trips from Wicklow according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin
- Small-Group Wicklow and Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin with Horse-Back Riding
- Small-Group Wicklow, Powerscourt, and Glendalough Day Tour from Dublin
- Small-Group Wicklow and Glendalough DayTour from Dublin with a Guided Walk
- Private Day Tour of Wicklow, Powerscourt and Glendalough from Dublin