Perfect Day Out in County Wicklow

Nestled in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East is County Wicklow, a stunning location filled with endless natural beauty and captivating history. If you’re wondering how to make the best of 24 hours in this magical county, check out our guide to a day packed-full of adventure and the breathtaking outdoors! 

Powerscourt Estate

Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

Start your day at Powerscourt Estate, a magnificent 18th century mansion set in beautiful gardens with stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains. Explore the gardens and have breakfast at the Avoca Terrace Café.

Entry Price: Free
Time Spent: 60 min


R757, Derrybawn, Co. Wicklow

Head to Glendalough, a monastic settlement nestled in a glacial valley. Walk around the lakes and visit the ruins of the ancient monastery, including the round tower, cathedral, and several churches

Entry Price: Free
Time Spent: 60 min

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The Wicklow Heather Restaurant

Glendalough Road, Ballard, Laragh, Co. Wicklow

Stop for lunch at The Wicklow Heather Restaurant, a traditional Irish pub with a cozy atmosphere and delicious food. Try some of their local specialties, like Irish stew or fish and chips.

Entry Price: Free
Time Spent: 40-60 min

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Derrybawn, Co. Wicklow

Drive to the Wicklow Mountains National Park and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of rolling hills, lakes, and forests. Take a hike on one of the many trails, such as the Glendalough Spinc Trail or the Powerscourt Waterfall Trail.

Entry Price: Free
Time Spent: 60-120 min

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Avoca Handweavers Mill

The Mill at Avoca Village, Kilmagig Lower, Avoca, Co. Wicklow

Visit the Avoca Handweavers Mill, a historic woollen mill and craft shop. Browse the selection of Irish-made products, including blankets, scarves, and sweaters, and learn about the traditional craft of weaving.

Entry Price: Free
Time Spent: 30 min

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The Happy Pear

Church Rd, Rathdown Lower, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

Have dinner at The Happy Pear, a vegetarian café and restaurant that serves fresh, healthy food made with local ingredients. Try one of their hearty salads or a vegan burger.

Entry Price: Free
Time Spent: 40-50 min


Bray Head

Newcourt, Co. Wicklow

End your day with a visit to the Bray Head viewpoint, a scenic lookout point that offers panoramic views of the coast and the surrounding mountains. Watch the sunset and take in the stunning scenery before heading back to your accommodation.

Entry Price: Free
Time Spent: 60-80 min