Wicklow is a county just one hour south of our Capital Dublin. Known for its scenic coastlines, mountains, valleys, lakes and monastic areas. Whether you are interested in the outdoors like hiking up a mountain or just looking for a small scenic walk, Wicklow National Park has both to offer. Some of the most popular areas in Wicklow to visit are Glendalough, The Sally Gap & Powerscourt.
Glendalough was founded by St Kevin in the 6th century, it is an Early Medieval monastic settlement. When visiting Glendalough there is a visitor center where you can get information, some of the highlights of the area not to be missed include, the Round Tower, St Kevin’s Church the Upper Lough and The Miner’s village.
The Sally Gap is two east-to-west passes through the Wicklow mountains. Highlights while passing through the Sally Gap you will see Glencree valley, Lough Tay, Kippure Mountain and Glenmacnass Waterfall. Most recently made famous for being in numerous movies scenes, in particular the iconic PS I Love You bridge.
Powerscourt is a large estate in Enniskerry, consisting of the main house, landscaped gardens and Powerscourt waterfall. With the size of the estate and then also the waterfall there is plenty to do there for the whole family.
Wicklow has so much to offer, by staying a night or two you will not be bored. There are numerous options for accommodation across the county. However, if you only have a limited amount of time, a day tour from Dublin, tends to cover the most important areas and main point of interest.
Looking for that perfect picture, Wicklow is very picturesque, these are our top 10 photo stops:
- Powerscourt Gardens
- Powerscourt Waterfall
- Powerscourt main house
- PS I Love You bridge
- The Guinness Lake
- Avoca Village
- Upper lake, Glendalough
- The Cross on Bray head
- St Kevin’s Church & The Round Tower
- The view from the top of the Sugar Loaf mountain