Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Wicklow
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Holiday homes and rentals in County Wicklow
With gorgeous holiday homes set in the picturesque countryside, County Wicklow is a region south of Dublin that offers the ultimate stay away from the world of the screen! Here you can breathe in the fresh mountain air and disconnect for a few days with your family by taking part in different outdoor activities. This ultimate escape to nature will allow you to enjoy one of the country's most popular natural beauty spots and places of interest to which visitors return year after year.Captivating holiday homes with swimming pools and views of spectacular landscapes
From small stone cottages for a romantic getaway to renovated homes for twelve, in County Wicklow you can find the perfect property to suit your needs and budget. Some of the features that holiday homes offer you are warm saunas, lovely gardens, fun swimming pools, diverse views that can be of the countryside or the coastline, and much more. Accommodation in Wicklow is guaranteed to exceed your expectations and give you the peace of mind you long for when you wake up.
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The area and getting around
Located on the east coast and known as the Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow is one of the most beautiful parts of the country and is made up of diverse scenery, from historic monuments, unspoilt beaches to rolling mountains stretching into neighbouring counties Dublin, Carlow and Wexford. The Wicklow Mountains National Park is the largest of Ireland's national parks and boasts Ireland's oldest long-distance linear walk, the Wicklow Way. You can walk through the mountains from Marley Park, a few miles from Dublin city centre, to Clonegal in County Carlow in the south-east of Ireland. On this long walk you will see the Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland's second longest waterfall, located in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains and the scenic Lough Tay.The oldest monastic settlement in the country
Wicklow is replete with artefacts and architectural remains from its Viking roots. The glacial valley of Glendalough, in the centre of the county, is home to one of the most important monastic settlements in the country. The site was founded by St Kevin in the 6th century and despite Viking raids over the years prospered as one of Ireland's ecclesiastical schools. If you visit the site you can see the granite arched gateway of the monastic town, the last remaining of its kind in the whole of Ireland, and observe the spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife in the valley. It's a place that will soothe your mind and inspire your heart, as well as being one of the country's premier Ancient East attractions.
Travellers and activities
From mountain to sea, Wicklow's varied and stunning landscape offers a wide variety of outdoor adventures. The numerous lakes and rivers and 30 km of coastline provide an escape from stress with water-based activities such as kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling and coastal exploration in an exceptional scenic setting. On the other hand, the mountains that reach close to 1000 metres high will allow you to do other activities such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and zip-lining, archery and much more. Soak in the peaceful lakes, paddle against a mountain backdrop and escape the stress of city life by cycling along the green trails. Wicklow offers a network of walks that make it one of Ireland's best outdoor destinations.County Wicklow for families
For a family holiday, County Wicklow offers some great places to keep the kids busy and not bored. Among them is the Sea Life Centre in Bray. Here adults and children of all ages can enjoy 30 exhibits with over 1,000 sea creatures! Begin a journey through the depths of the ocean with the cow-nosed stingrays, enter the toxic terror zone and encounter the world's most venomous creatures and come face to face with the iconic shark. Children will be fascinated by the exotic creatures in the different zones. Another good option for family fun is the Clara Lara Fun Park. The park has many exciting activities for all ages, rope bridges, paddle boats, go-karts, bicycles and Ireland's largest water slide, the Aqua Shuttle. You can enjoy a picnic restaurant and walks in the spectacular countryside too.
County Wicklow is home to Ireland's largest period dolls' house, Tara's Palace. Located in Powerscourt House Museum of Childhood, the palace took some 18 years to complete and is one of Ireland's hidden gems
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Set in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, Hollywood Horse and Pony Trekking Centre is the best way to experience the county's spectacular scenery. Whether you are a novice or an expert, try your hand at enjoying the hidden scenery of the ancient pilgrimage route leading to Glendalough. All the while you'll be guided by instructors with extensive knowledge of the area. Although if you want to ride along the beach, Wicklow EquiTours, just 50 minutes from Dublin Airport, has rides along the golden sandy beach of Brittas Bay.2. Taste the handmade delicacies of Chocolate Garden
Indulge in the luxury chocolates of Chocolate Garden of Ireland! Located in South West Wicklow, between Tullow and Shillelagh, this factory shop, ice cream parlour and cafe has the finest handmade chocolates in the County. Don't miss the chocolate spreads, award-winning coffee and quality ice cream that everyone drools over. A trip to Chocolate Garden will guarantee delicious treats and a gift to take home with you.3. Have fun walking with friendly alpacas
Suitable for all ages and physical conditions, alpaca trekking is a memorable and fun activity guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Enjoy this new attraction at K2Alpacas, feel the softness of their wool and have a great time with these charming and friendly animals. There is no doubt that alpaca trekking is one of the unique activities you should experience in County Wicklow.4. Tour the world award-winning Mount Usher Gardens
Mount Usher is world renowned as one of the earliest and finest examples of the 'Robinsonian' garden and is located south of Dublin City. During your visit admire the changing colours, soak in the scents highlighted by the seasons and enjoy a delicious fine meal in the Avoca Garden Café. On the 22 acres of Mount Usher you will find over 5,000 species of rare and exotic plants.5. Take a trip with the kids to Glenroe Farm
Get up close to the adorable farm animals at one of Ireland's finest farms, Glenroe Farm! This is a wonderful experience if you are travelling with children. The farm is located in the picturesque village of Kilcoole and allows children who have never been out of town to experience for the first time an up-close look at animals such as rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, goats, pigs and more. As well as enjoying outdoor play areas and Ireland's only corn maze.