Things to see and do - Wicklow
Unmissable tourist sites
Wicklow Travel guide
Wicklow : Michelin's recommendations
Wicklow is the county town and commercial centre of the north part of the country. It is also a pleasant seaside resort, sheltered by the Wicklow Hills to the east. The town's Irish name is connected to Saint Mantan, a missionary who built a church here in the 5C. Four centuries later, the Danish Vikings established the port, which later became an important trading centre. The town's name is derived from Wyking-alo, Danish for Viking prairie.
Tourist attractions Wicklow : Things to see and do
N 81 IRL - Blessington
This magnificent Palladian mansion stands on gently sloping ground leading down to the waters of Poulaphouca Reservoir, which reflect the Wicklow Mountains lying beyon it. The lawned terraces behind the house are original. The short drive passes the ..
R750 IRL - Wicklow
The extensive ruins of the Franciscan friary founded by the Fitzgerald family in the 13C stand in the grounds of the parish priest's house. Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16C, the building became a courthiouse. In 1812, the build..
Sitzwalliam Sq. IRL - Wicklow
This obelisk, made of polished granite, was erected in memory of Captain Robert C. Halpin (1836-1894), a native of this town who commanded the Great Eastern . This metal-hulled ship, built by Brunel, laid the first transatlantic telegraph cable. Mem..
Main Street IRL - Rathnew
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Built in 1883 and located on an oak-lined avenue, Tinakilly House is a 4-star Victorian mansion set in 7 acres of landscaped gardens with stunning views overlooking the Irish sea. Tinakilly Hotel offers traditional bedrooms with satellite TV, bathrob..
Druids Glen IRL - Newtown Mount Kennedy
Located in heart of County Wicklow, regarded as the Garden County for its natural beauty, Druids Glen Resort provides a championship golf course, an Elemis spa and comprehensive meeting facilities. Just a 10 minute drive from Greystones and within e..
Sea Road IRL - Arklow .
Overlooking the sea and just a short walk from Arklow town, the hotel offers tasty food, an impressive leisure club and spa, and 92 rooms, some with spectacular sea views. Arklow is a charming and historic town surrounded by hills and beautifully l..
Main St IRL - Roundwood
Arguably the second highest pub in Ireland, set up in the Wicklow Mountains. 'Byrne' is a cosy bar with a wood-burning stove; dimly lit 'Woods' has leather and dark wood furnishings and a clubby feel. Cooking is fresh and straightforward.
1 Westview, Church Rd IRL - Greystones
Through a superbly filled deli and past a comprehensive fish counter is this modestly furnished, family-run café and restaurant decorated with local art. Tasty fresh fish and shellfish are simply prepared in classical ways.
IRL - Rathnew
Spacious, elegant restaurant in a hotel extension, overlooking the gardens: named after the builder of the Great Eastern ship on which Captain Halpin sailed. Light lunches; innovative, modern dinner dishes use the best Wicklow ingredients.
Meridian Point Centre (1st floor), Church Rd IRL - Greystones
Smart, spacious Indian restaurant with warm exotic hues and carved wooden statues, unusually set in a suburban shopping centre. Three themed set menus and an à la carte: accomplished, modern dishes feature original spicing and flavours.
Macreddin Village IRL - Aughrim
Ireland's only certified organic restaurant: formal, with an intimate, atmospheric feel, it is set on a village-style hotel estate. Menus feature wild and organic ingredients sourced from local artisan suppliers.
Newrath Bridge IRL - Rathnew