Wicklow is only an hour from Dublin Airport and less than an hour from Dublin City Centre. When travelling around the county you will find a wide variety of Wicklow Hotels or Wicklow Guesthouses to choose from.
The Wicklow landscape is majestic, whether you are exploring the Wicklow Mountains or the sandy beaches of Brittas Bay or the glens, lakes and woodlands that abound.
If you want to get a real feel for the wilderness in County Wicklow visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park, which covers 20,000 acres of Wicklow uplands, the National Parks and Wildlife Service manage the park. Perhaps the most well-known and popular location within the park is the Glendalough valley, which, in addition to its spectacular scenery, “the valley of the two lakes” is also, knows for its monastic site and Round Tower.
The monastic city was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and the largest church on the site dates from the 11th and 12th centuries and is know as St. Kevin’s Church or St. Kevin’s Kitchen. There are a number of walks, which allow you to explore the Glendalough valley and surrounding hills as well as the Glendalough Visitor Centre. The area was used as a film location in the John Boorman film Excalibur.
As the Garden of Ireland it is not surprising that there are a large number of wonderful gardens and country estates to visit in Wicklow. Each year the Wicklow Gardens Festival features over 30 gardens, both private and public. Some of the fine country estates in Wicklow include Powerscourt House and Gardens located only 20 minutes from Dublin is a fine example of an 18th century Palladian mansion.
Nearby is Kilruddery House and Gardens, home to the Earls of Meath since 1618 and a fine example of an Elizabethan-revival mansion and has featured in the TV production, the Tudors and in the film Becoming Jane. Its gardens are mainly 17th century in their layout with some later 18th and 19th century additions. Also worth a visit is Avondale House and Forest Park, located near the village of Rathdrum and once home to Charles Stuart Parnell, a famous Irish political figure. The house is set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres.
Located in West Wicklow is Russborough House, the house was built in 1741 and designed by the famous architect Richard Cassells. Lord and Lady Beit bought the house in the 1950’s and he established the Alfred Beit Foundation in the 1970’s. The house has a number of fine art and collectables as well as the Beit collection of paintings.
The house is located not far from the beautiful Blessington Lake, which covers over 500 acres. Mount Usher Gardens, located in Ashford on the east of the county are a fine example of a Robinsonian garden and also has a shopping courtyard and Avoca Café.
Other attractions to visit in County Wicklow include, Wicklow Gaol, Arklow Maritime Museum, Avoca Handweavers, Avoca Mines, Baltinglass Abbey and the Powerscourt and Glenmalure waterfalls.
There are plenty of walks and scenic areas to explore in County Wicklow including Ireland’s longest self-guided trail, the Wicklow Way, the Glen of Imaal, the Wicklow Gap, the Great Sugar Loaf, Tomnafinnogue Woodlands Walk, Glenmalure Valley, Bray and Greystones Cliff Walks, Loughs Tay and Dan and Trooperstown.
The Ireland Hotels website features 21 Wicklow hotels and Wicklow guesthouses. Use the accommodation search box on this page to select hotel breaks or a guesthouse in County Wicklow or browse through our great Value Hotel Breaks and special offers sections, featuring midweek and weekend activity and themed short breaks in Wicklow.
Nestled in the stunning and majestic surroundings of the Glen of the Downs, the Glenview Hotel overlooks the rolling hills of the famous Wicklow Mountains. Set amongst 30 acres of woodland walks and beautiful landscaped gardens, the Glenview Hotel is a classic yet contemporary hotel. A stunning location combined with experience and dedication, splendid gardens, exquisite cuisine and a sophisticated ambience create a truly magnificent experience.
Summerhill House Hotel Wicklow a beautiful country house hotel located just 30 minutes south of Dublin city and right at the gateway to Wicklow the Garden county of Ireland. Located just on the outskirts of Enniskerry one of Irelands most charming villages and opposite the world famous Powerscourt House & Gardens. Summerhill House Hotel has a highly regarded reputation as one of the finest wedding venues in Wicklow catering from 80 to 250 guests and fully licensed for civil ceremonies and same sex marriage’s. With 84 bedrooms there is plenty of overnight accommodation available. This beautiful Wicklow wedding venue offers a great selection of wedding packages for both winter and summer. As a lovely country house wedding venue the Summerhill House Hotel can offer you a truly intimate and charming wedding venue that exudes warmth and all set with stunning scenery for a backdrop. Our beautiful drawing room is perfect for your arrival reception, lit with candles and real log fire in winte
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort is surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful woodlands, overlooking the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow Mountains, just a 1-hour drive from Dublin and 20 minutes from Punchestown Race course.
Guests can avail of the 18-hole championship golf course, 2 outdoor tennis courts, 2 treatment rooms, outdoor play area for children and a large terrace area. All of the elegant, stylish rooms have contemporary en suite facilities, along with a TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi internet access. There are also luxurious suites with a private balcony, kitchenette and living room.
The Lime Tree Restaurant is located on the first floor and has stunning views over the 18th hole, it offers spectacular European cuisine and fine wines in an elegant space. Informal dining is offered in the Elk Bar and Lounge, where you can sit back and enjoy the grand piano playing at weekends.
Where Dublin goes to chill out - BrookLodge & Macreddin Village is a stunning luxury Hotel in a spectacular Wicklow valley – a designated area of “Outstanding Natural Beauty” just 1 hour from South Dublin. Home to the dramatic Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Ireland’s only certified Wild & Organic Restaurant and The Wells Spa – a “Destination” Spa. Macreddin Village also hosts Actons Country Pub & Orchard Cafe, an Organic Bakery and Smokehouse, Macreddin Stables and a par 72 Golf Course designed by European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley.