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.
Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge is the oldest Hotel in Ireland having started life as a coach-house in 1608. Situated in the picturesque Vale of Avoca, the hotel is surrounded by areas of breathtaking natural beauty. The Hotel itself features 29 rooms and overlooks the Woodenbridge Golf Course. Some of the rooms have balconies where you can take in the panoramic views. Directly across from the Woodenbridge Hotel is the Lodge building. Completed in 2004, the Lodge is a more modern building featuring 40 guest bedrooms. The Lodge is situated on the bank of the Aughrim river and is a haven away from the hustle & bustle of the main hotel. The newly refurbished Goldmines Bar is a perfect blend of old world charm and modern warmth. Popular with visitors & locals alike, it features a mouth-watering menu and live music most 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.
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.
Located in the heart of County Wicklow The Arklow Bay Hotel, Conference and Leisure Centre is a unique destination for leisure breaks, conferences, weddings & banquets. We are a seaside hotel just 10 minutes’ walk to the historic town centre and 5 minutes’ walk to Bridgewater Shopping Centre. We are just off the N11 one hour from Dublin and one hour from Wexford. The 91 bedroom hotel offers elegant accommodation which enhance your stay whether it be for business or pleasure. Our rooms offer: Exceptional sea views Stylish & affordable accommodation A variety of dining options Complimentary access for hotel guests to our gym, Jacuzzi, pool, sauna & steam room Meeting and event facilities Complimentary car parking Book direct today!
Best hotel in Bray The Wilton Hotel offers excellent accommodation, free car parking, free wi fi. Large comfortable bedrooms, super breakfast the Wilton Hotel Bray enjoys a great location with easy access to Bray town centre (2km), seafront (2km) and the wealth of local attractions and activities available locally in Bray, Wicklow and Dublin.