Enter into the glorious garden of Ireland.
Wicklow boasts an exciting array of golf courses plus some of the best riding schools in Ireland
The spectacular Wicklow terrain boasts a wide range of excellent golf clubs, each with their own unique character. Try peaceful Rathsallagh with 350 acres of parkland and an 18-hole championships course; Druid’s Glen, a classic parkland course known as the “Augusta of Europe”; and Roundwood Golf Course with its unsurpassable beauty.
Wicklow is packed with horse riding centres and schools that will take you on a gentle trek or an invigorating gallop through the stunning local landscape.
Take to the road in Wicklow and see Ireland at your own pace with a truly unique and memorable holiday.
Walk the famous Wicklow Way and be amazed at the stunning surrounding scenery. If you’re feeling enthusiastic you can do the whole 132km, or else dip in and out of stretches for a shorter walk.
Experience wildlife up close with an open farm and sea life center.
Get up close to a wide selection of farm animals and fowl with horses, deer, goats, sheep, pigs, cattle, donkeys, ducks, geese, doves, peacocks and hens.
Explore the magical world of the ocean without getting your toes wet. This excellent center has over a hundred different marine species, including the fearsome red-bellied piranha and leopard sharks.
Culture & Festivals
From the birthplace of an Irish political leader to the hideout of a rebel
Avondale House was the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891), one of the greatest political leaders in Irish history. It’s a beautiful Georgian house set in over 500 acres of magnificent forest park.
Nestling in the shade of Kaedeen Mountain in County Wicklow, Dwyer McAllister Cottage was the spot where the famed rebel Michael Dwyer fought the British before escaping over the snow-covered mountains.
Eating, Drinking & Luxury
Wicklow has luxurious accommodation down to a tee.
Rathsallagh is a large country house, converted from Queen Anne Stables in 1798, with its own championship golf course. It’s set in a peaceful oasis of 530 acres of rolling parkland with thousands of mature trees, lakes and streams.
Delightfully romantic and secluded, Tinakilly House is a secret hideaway only 29 miles south of Dublin. A four-star country house hotel and restaurant, it’s internationally renowned for excellent fresh food in elegant Victorian surroundings.
This family-run pub's recipe of live music and traditional cosy décor got it ranked top bar in the world on The Lonely Planet website!
Head for the hills for the best shopping in Wicklow.
A treasure chest of everything you could possibly want, with witty and pretty children’s clothes, excellent food goods from the renowned Avoca Café, elegant knitwear and original crafts.
Enjoy a beautiful selection of gifts and toys with sweaters, jackets, jewelry and tableware.
Elegant and historic, Wicklow’s mansions and country houses are pure joy, plus it’s home to Ireland’s most successful movie companies.
Since the studios first opened in 1958, Ardmore has been home to a veritable who’s who of big name stars, including Fred Astaire, Sean Connery, Mel Gibson, Meryl Streep and Matthew McConnaughy to name just a few.
Killruddery is the most successful and most beautiful Elizabethan Revival mansion in Ireland. The gardens are the oldest in the country, and are amongst the most important in these islands.
Located in a stunning natural setting at Enniskerry, this is a magnificent period home dating from mid-18th century, overlooking wonderful terraced gardens and an ornamental lake.
A beautifully maintained Palladian house with stucco ceilings, mantelpieces, inlaid floors, and lavish mahogany doors.