Things to see and do - Wicklow
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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
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 ..
La maison à deux niveaux, de style néoclassique, a retrouvé l'aspect qu'elle avait au temps de Charles Parnell, leader nationaliste qui l'utilisa en différentes occasions de sa vie publique. La salle à manger présente une ornementation en pierre de C..
South of Dublin, the Wicklow Mountains offer nature lovers spectacular views of mountain peaks, lakes, waterfalls, open moorland and verdant valleys, some landscaped into elegant parks. The rolling heights are covered in peat bog where rivers form wi..
Bridge Street IRL - Arklow
Bridge Hotel is a family run hotel located in Arklow. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, free WiFi throughout and free parking. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, a desk, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing facilities and a hairdryer. The fully ..
Main Street IRL - Rathnew
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..
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 91 rooms, some with spectacular sea views. Arklow is a charming and historic town surrounded by hills and beautifully located by ..
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. Flavoursome, traditional dishes use the best Wicklow ingredients.
First Floor, Meridian Point Centre, 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.
IRL - Delgany
This former pub now houses a bakery, a deli and a large restaurant complete with a counter of homemade cakes. Breakfast morphs into coffee, then into lunch and dinner; you can have anything from a bacon sarnie to duck liver parfait.
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.
Newrath Bridge IRL - Rathnew
Fenbyrne House, Castle Pk IRL - Arklow
A modern bistro with forest-style wallpaper and a small enclosed terrace. The wide-ranging menu offers simply cooked, tasty Irish dishes, from a warming homemade chowder to steak or roast chicken. Buy some bread or scones to take home.