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According to historians, Wicklow town was founded circa AD 795 by the Vikings. The Black Castle ruins overlook the harbour which has a commanding position on the crescent curve of a wide bay. Enjoy a stroll on either of the piers or make your way further along to The Murrough, a coastal wetland which is very popular with walkers and nature lovers and where beautiful views can be found of the town and its coastline. Wicklow offer a host of affordable 2, 3 and 4 star hotels, giving you the chance to stay and explore Ireland's Ancient East.

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  • 0.53km to City/Town Centre

    Arklow Bay Conference & Leisure Hotel

    verlooking the lakeside wildlife reserve, The Arklow Bay Hotel is situated in the heart of County Wicklow, Ireland's garden county. Set in idyllic grounds the Arklow Bay Hotel offers 91 tastefully decorated bedrooms is the ideal base to explore and discover all Co. Wicklow has to offer and is easily accessible with good bus and train links plus ample onsite free parking. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break away, family fun, a round of golf, wedding or conference, we have all the facilities needed to make you stay the ultimate experience. All of our guests have full use of the Bay Leisure centre offering a 20 metre deck pool, state of the art gym, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. You can also unwind and treat yourself to some 'me time' in the Bay Beauty Rooms. Our friendly, efficient staff at this Wicklow Hotel are at your disposal for the duration of your stay. We pride ourselves on our standards of service and customer care. Many of our guests return time and again to soak up the genuine, friendly atmosphere that prevails at the Arklow Bay Conference & Leisure Hotel in Wicklow. We are looking forward to welcoming you here to the Arklow Bay Hotel in Wicklow

    Address: Sea Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

    • Brittas Bay - km
    • Clara Lara Funpark - km
  • 37.07km to City/Town Centre

    Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

    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 making it the ideal location for a short break away! Enjoy the breathtaking lush green meadows and lakes that Tulfarris has to offer. Guests can avail of the 18-hole championship golf course, 2 outdoor tennis courts, 2 treatment rooms, a large terrace area. All of the elegant, stylish rooms have contemporary en suite facilities, along with a TV, 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 holes and Blessington Lake, 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 weekends.

    Address: Blessington Lakeshore Resort, Burgage More, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

    • Russborough House - km
    • Lugnaquilla - km

Things to See & Do

Landmarks

  • Powerscourt Gardens
  • Glendalough Monastic Settlement
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Brittas Bay
  • Port of Cork
  • Lugnaquilla
  • Clara Lara Funpark
  • Mount Usher Gardens
  • Kildare Village Shopping Outlet
  • Victoria’s Way
  • The Royal Curragh Golf Club
  • Bray Head Cliff Walk
  • Russborough House
  • Mount Usher Gardens
  • The National SEA LIFE Bray

Things to Do

  • Mount Usher Gardens, with its Avoca Garden Café and Courtyard Shops is situated in Ashford Village, just 35 minutes south of Dublin city. Its sheltered valley setting helps to make these gardens one of the finest examples of a ‘Robinsonian’ style garden with its distinguished collection of trees and shrubs and its informal floral planting schemes.

  • Wicklow’s Historic Gaol is an atmospheric jail museum experience telling the story of its 18th century inmates through an interactive tour. Wicklow Gaol’s story is interwoven with the history of Wicklow and is a highlight on any historical itinerary of the town and its surrounds.

  • Glendalough Monastic Settlement is a world famous 6th century monastery founded by St Kevin with its round tower at a height of 112 foot. It is situated in ‘the valley of the two lakes’ and enthrals visitors with its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. There are a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way. These walks will bring you through oak forests, along the lake-shores or up steep mountain trails that reach panoramic views overlooking the valley.

  • Powerscourt Gardens & House – Voted No 3 in the Top 10 Gardens of the World by National Geographic, these Gardens are situated in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains 20 km south of Dublin City. The Gardens stretch out over 47 acres and are full of a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces and ornamental lakes. You will also find secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch or coffee in the coffee shop found in Powerscourt House, sit out on the terrace and continue to take in the wonderful views of the Gardens and the Sugar Loaf Mountain as a back drop. 

  • The National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh are situated just south of Dublin in east County Wicklow. They are found on an18th century estate, seat of the Acton family for three centuries. Kilmacurragh, due to its mild climate, low rainfall and deep, acidic soils provides an advantageous situation for growing plants from the Himalaya and the Southern Hemisphere and is today famous for its conifers and calcifuges. Visitors can meander through the remnants of the 17th century formal gardens and on into the Robinsonian-style wild gardens.  

  • Greenan Maze – This tricky Celtic maze stands on half an acre, is unique in design and even has a stream flowing through it to the pond in the middle. A viewing tower in the centre overlooks the excitement below. There is also a Solstice Maze which is a relaxing, contemplative pathway set within a large stone circle. The Maze gives you a chance to un-wind and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the Wicklow Mountains.  Once you have found your way in and out of the Maze, there are plenty of other things to see and do here at Greenan. Kids and adults will enjoy the farm animals on the working farm; stroll along the wild nature walk by the stream and on to the dragon-fly ponds where abundant wild life can be enjoyed.  The Museums and Old Farmhouse will remind you of a by-gone era where you can imagine farming life as it used to be. After all that, you can relax and enjoy some delicious home baking in the tea-rooms and browse through the arts and crafts in the craft shop. 

  • Russborough House is a beautifully refurnished 18th century Palladian mansion housing the world-famous Albert Beit art collection. The beautiful Parklands include a 20,000 sq ft maze, a fairy trail, a playground and walks. A new Bird of Prey Centre is also located alongside the West Courtyard. The tea rooms offer light refreshments and there is also a delightful souvenir and craft shop. 

  • Avoca Mill – This is the birthplace of the Avoca experience and the origin of the family company’s name, Avoca Handweavers. The Visitor Centre tells the story since 1723 and a free Mill Tour allows you to view the whole weaving process at first hand and even have a chat with the weavers. Of course, you can’t leave without sampling the delights of the Avoca Coffee Shop, famous for its delicious lunches and home baking. The historical and picturesque village of Avoca itself is situated on the River Avoca and was the fictional home of BBC TV’s Ballykissangel. 

  • The Wicklow Way is a 131 kilometre walking trail that crosses the Wicklow Mountains from Marley Park in South Dublin through County Wicklow and ends in Clonegal, County Carlow. It is the oldest and one of the most scenic long distance linear walks in the country. Discover some amazing scenery including Powerscourt Waterfall, Lough Tay and Glendalough.

  • Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk - This very enjoyable walk is in a spectacular coastal setting linking Bray and Greystones. This stunning coastal path brings you around the side of Bray Head and above the railway line and rocky coastline. Views both up and down the coast are breath-taking. Greystones has plenty to offer in the way of refreshments after your walk and you have the option of taking the DART back to Bray afterwards.