This is such an amazing place! Although you may need to stop and catch your breath a few times during your stay, the lighthouse is full of character and is in area that is fun to explore. Once we finally found it (which was not easy in the dark), Miriam and Brendan had it lit up, which was so beautiful as we drove up. They gave us a great tour and explained not only the lighthouse but also things to do/see, such as the working lighthouse down and around the hill and the cliff hike to the seal colony. We did both, though the cliff hike is not for the faint of heart. (Of course, neither are the stairs in the lighthouse!) The bed was comfortable, and Miriam had the place beautifully decorated for Christmas. The views are amazing, and each window gives you a different perspective. We had three days with gorgeous sunrises/sunsets. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wicklow Lighthouse is a 6 storey high tower. A granite octagonal building, it was built as a lighthouse in the mid 1800s, but only functioned as such for a short length of time before it was decommissioned and replaced by a new lighthouse further out on the headland.This is a spectacular building. All the windows on each level have fantastic views - out to sea or inland across Co.WicklowThere is an entrance foyer with a guest wc off; two double bedrooms; a bathroom; living room; kitchen. Please note there are 109 steps from the entrance level to the kitchen which is at the top of the building ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wicklow Head Lighthouse Hotel Wicklow