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The most famous and popular attractions in County Wicklow are St. Kevin's monastic site in Glendalough and Powerscourt House and Gardens in Enniskerry. But there's so much more to this beautiful and magical county right on the doorstep of Ireland's capital city.....
Glendalough is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Wicklow and indeed all of Ireland. It is unsurprising given the stunning landscape, historic ruins and beautiful walks on offer at this unique location
Powerscourt is one of the world's great gardens.
The highest waterfall in Ireland, standing at 121 metres.
One of two east-to-west passes across the Wicklow Mountains. Spectacular views of blanket bog and the dark peaty waters of Lough Tay.
One of only two routes crossing the Wicklow Mountains from east to west. The road through the Wicklow Gap travels through some spectacular scenery.
Over 50,000 acres of mountain range, hills, blanket bog, heath and forest, it extends over most of Wicklow. The park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, and includes the ancient settlement of Glendalough.
12th century abbey ruin and one of the finest examples of Romanesque archictecture in Ireland.
A stunning 18th century Palladian masterpiece from celebrated architect Richard Cassells.
One of the great gardens of Ireland.
Experience the compelling, dark and sometimes gruesome stories of Wicklow Gaol from the 1700s.
Over 500 acres of man-made lakes formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam.
A fine example of a traditional thatched cottage built with local stone and whitewashed inside and out. It was from this cottage, in the Winter of 1799, that the famed rebel, Michael Dwyer, engaged in a shoot out with British troops before escaping into the mountains.
Home to the Brabazon family (the Earls of Meath) since 1618 Killruddery House is the most successful Elizabethan-Revival mansion in Ireland and the most fashionable of its time. The 17th century Gardens survive in their original formal layout with some 18th & 19th century additions.
The birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell, one of Ireland's greatest political leaders.
The longest blind valley of its kind in Britain or Ireland. Remote and beautiful, and a haven for walkers.
The oldest working mill in Ireland today, dates from 1723. You'll find Avoca stores and cafes throughout Co. Wicklow and in Dublin.
A 5km beach conservation area of beautiful sandunes, grassland and ferns.
Mining played an important role in the history of Avoca. The Avoca mines thrived for centuries and it is thought that the Romans traded ore with this valley.
At the Meeting of the Waters, the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers come together to form the Avoca River. It was here that Thomas Moore penned his famous Irish Melody, "The Meeting of the Waters".
Long famed for its copper mines and handweaving, Avoca found fame in recent years as the setting for the long-running BBC series "Ballykissangel".
One of the most beautiful parts of the Wicklow Mountains. Isolated and almost desolate, the Glenmacnass Waterfall is along the Military Road between Sally Gap and Laragh
So-called because it was built at the beginning of the 19th century to open up the mountains to the English Military to assist them in tracking down the rebels who were the remnants of the 1798 uprising. It provides a very scenic driving route through the mountains via the Sally Gap and the Glenmacnass Waterfall to Laragh and Glendalough.
This is a seperate Traveller List with details of walking trails in County Wicklow.