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“Where the deer population really started in Ireland. Historic house, grounds, and hotel with spa. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
“highest pub in Ireland.l you can have there amazing Irish food and enjoy a good time in a stunning restaurant”
  • 76 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a fairly strenuous and tough mountain walk from the Medieval monastery in Glendalough, Co Wicklow, that will take you through a glacial valley, forests, mountain tops and along the upper and lower Glendalough lakes. The full Spinc walk is a 9km loop that can be pretty steep in places depending which direction you go. It’ll take you around 3/4 hours. Glendalough is around an hour’s drive from Dublin so this trail gives you a great sense of being away from it all high in the mountains, without having to drive too far. You can start in the car park beside the Glendalough Medieval Monastic site that’s free, or from the Upper Lake Car Park that cuts out some of the walk that’s chocker full of tourists, but you’ve to pay around €4 to park here. This walk is highly recommended for a good work out and great views. You’ll see glacial valleys with ice carved cliffs, waterfalls, scree slopes and a Miners Village that dates back to the 1800s. There is wooden boardwalk along the boggy section of the trail and also uneven rocky steps down into the Miners Village so bring decent footwear.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Powerscourt Waterfall and its surrounding valley are also owned by the Powerscourt estate. At 121 metres, it is the highest waterfall in Ireland. It is 6km from the Main Estate at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains and is one of Ireland’s most beautiful parklands with well maintained walking trails. The area is full of indigenous and imported flora, including giant redwoods, as well as a wide variety of fauna including deer. There is a playground as well as a kiosk for snacks if you don’t pack a picnic. I would recommend driving if possible as the public transport options are long and winding. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“You have to try this place to understand its appeal to locals and tourists from all over the globe”
  • 43 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hiking trails, amazing stunning views, waterfalls, endless landscape, secret corries and forests. Quiet, majestic and thrilling.”
  • 22 locals recommend
“A glacial valley renowned for an early medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin.”
  • 32 locals recommend
“Another Gem. eclectic mix of old world and new. one side is an "old mans" pub the other a bohemian arty farty bar. comedy and live bands on stage on most nights. Great for a quiet or noisy pint and they have excellent burgers and fish suppers. not to be missed for the atmosphere alone.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“20 000 hectares of Wicklow Mountains National Park offer a wide variety of walks from easy to very difficult. The views are spectacular and well worth the visit. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Awesome scenery from the top....a 30 minute steep walk but always the option to take a rest on the way ;-)”
  • 13 locals recommend
“The food is excellent, there are interesting shops and one of Ireland's top gardens to enjoy.”
  • 22 locals recommend
“Beautiful historic formal 17th century lakes and gardens, walled kitchen gardens, small sylvan theatre childrens play area, very family friendly. House tours also available of the Earl and Countess of Meath's home. See website for details and bookings ”
  • 15 locals recommend
“The heavenly 16-hectare gardens of Altamont in County Carlow combine formal and informal gardens with a variety of flora. Visitors will have a wonderful experience at any time of the year, as different plants flourish throughout the spring, summer and autumn, and the trees show off their striking silhouettes during the winter. Widely respected as the jewel in Ireland’s gardening crown, Altamont Gardens are an enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens with riverside walks covering over 40 acres (16 hectares). One of the most beautiful gardens of Ireland.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Really nice pizzas and extensive bar and cocktail menu. can be difficult to book but worth it. very lively with lots going. on in a modern setting. Great for the family or for group parties, birthdays and other events. Not great for intimate romantic meal 😜”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“well worth a trip read some stories on the walls of cells feel that present feelings ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Beautiful location, interesting tour around weaving mill, good food and quality gift shop”
  • 21 locals recommend