Russborough House Blessington
Blessington Lake Boat Hire and Boat Tours
Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. Glendalough has long been an area renowned for its natural beauty and history and it is one of the most visited places in Ireland. Glendalough and the surrounding area has everything to offer the modern visitor from a wide selection of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, to great places to eat as well as a host of other activities to suit both the independent traveller and the whole family. Tel: + 353 (0) 404 45600
Powerscourt is one of Europe’s great treasures and Ireland’s most famous House & Gardens. Gracing the Wicklow mountains, 20km from Dublin city centre, Powerscourt is a heritage property with a surprising difference. Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft.) and is surrounded by woods and specimen trees. Tel: + 353 (0) 1 204 6000
Wicklow Gap (Hollywood to Laragh 26km) & Sally Gap (Enniskerry to Lough Tay) There are two spectacular scenic drives through the Wicklow mountains. The narrow roads pass through wild landscape, marked by small waterfalls coming out of the sides of the hills, mature forests and blanket bog. This beautiful area has been the location for scenes from several films including ‘P.S. I Love You’, ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Excalibur’.
Bray Cliff Walk to Greystones
Stunning 8 kilometre walk taking in spectacular sea and mountain views. After your invigorating walk relax in one of Greystones’ fine coffee shops and if you’ve done enough walking for one day you can return to Bray on the DART.
Avondale House & Gardens
Avondale House, the birthplace and family residence of Charles Stewart Parnell, is set in a 214 hectare estate. The park has six way-marked walks and trails or varying distances: river walk, cairn walk, exotic tree trail, pine tree trail, centenary trail and Slí na Slainte (Path to Health) . Other facilities include a restaurant, book shop, picnic areas and children’s play area.
Avoca village is the birthplace of what has become a very successful Irish brand in fashion, food, gifts and homeware. You can visit the mill and tour the weaving sheds. To experience the excellent food and retail range you can visit any of 4 locations in Co.Wicklow: Avoca village. Kilmacanogue, Powerscourt House (see above) and Mount Usher Gardens (see above).
Explore Arklow’s seafaring past with a diverse range of maritime exhibits including shipbuilders models, old navigational instruments, a navy officer uniform as well as mementoes collected by seamen from around the world. The museum also records the work of The RNLI with Arklow being the first lifeboat station opened in Ireland in 1826.
Baltinglass Abbey is one of the most important Cistercian abbeys of Leinster. and was founded in 1148 by Dermot McMurrough, king of Leinster. The six beautiful Gothic arches on either side of the nave, supported by alternate round and square pillars, are a noteworthy feature of the ruins.