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Things to do in Wicklow

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Historic gaol ( circa 1843) museum as well as a coffee shop in the town of Wicklow. Best interactive gaol experience. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Step into the past with a tour of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol. Meet Mary Morris the Matron, for a picture of daily life in a Victorian prison. The gruff Gaoler will escort you to your prison cell before boarding the convict ship HMS Hercules for a rough voyage to the New World.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Once a pop up restaurant, nights out are legendary with those people who have attended this fantastic restaurant. Dinner: open from Wednesday to Sunday from 6pm Lunch: open Friday to Sunday from 12.30pm”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Not only is the food great they have live music on most nights of the week.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great selection of beers, nice atmosphere and music on a Friday and Saturday night”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Great selection of sandwiches, salads, teas and coffees right in the centre of Wicklow Town.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 1
“Take the 44 bus to Edenderry or drive to the Garden of Ireland, which is County Wicklow. You can also visit Powerscourt House and Powerscourt Waterfall, but be prepared and have your walking boots to walk the beautiful countryside and see the stunning views.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Landmark
“Beautiful views of the ruins of the castle build in the 1100’s and destroyed in the 1300’s see also the old cannons nearby”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant has a strong local following and so it is the one to go to to have a flavour of what Wicklow people like to eat.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
Restaurant
“If you want a really nice meal in an old bakery with great food, service and atmosphere, Lily’s is the place to go. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Plenty of free parking & FREE Wifi for guests. Family Friendly activities suitable for Children under 2 years of age right up to young teens and adults including: Bowling, Snooker and Pool, Arcade Games and Simulators and many more. Ph: 0404 65222”
  • 3 locals recommend
Book Store
“Best independent bookstore in Ireland! Very friendly and helpful staff, well stocked and just lovely to spend time in!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“The local produce is fresh and delicous. There's also Sammy the seal to entetain! Booking essential a its often booked out.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Thierry Peurois runs the restaurant. It offers terrific value lunches and dinners and he is French and really knows his food. The views from the restaurant are super. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Great coffee! Legendary cottage pie and simple affordable menu. Friendly staff. Charming owner.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Once a pop up restaurant, nights out are legendary with those people who have attended this fantastic restaurant. Dinner: open from Wednesday to Sunday from 6pm Lunch: open Friday to Sunday from 12.30pm”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Not only is the food great they have live music on most nights of the week.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Great selection of beers, nice atmosphere and music on a Friday and Saturday night”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Great selection of sandwiches, salads, teas and coffees right in the centre of Wicklow Town.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant has a strong local following and so it is the one to go to to have a flavour of what Wicklow people like to eat.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want a really nice meal in an old bakery with great food, service and atmosphere, Lily’s is the place to go. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Great coffee! Legendary cottage pie and simple affordable menu. Friendly staff. Charming owner.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
“Great beers, cocktails and food. Ideal for families and very close to the sea.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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