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Best things to do in County Wicklow

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

River
“On the scenic route to Dublin and very close to Glendalough. Well worth a visit! ”
84 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. Access to the Monastic City: The monuments and lakes are accessible all year round at anytime of the day however the car parks may have the barrier down early in the morning and late in the evening. There is no charge to see the Monastic sites(churches/round tower) or the Upper and Lower Lakes except the car park fees for the Upper Lake and the Visitor Centre at the Monastic Site. ”
43 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hiking trails, amazing stunning views, waterfalls, endless landscape, secret corries and forests. Quiet, majestic and thrilling.”
23 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Powerscourt Waterfall and its surrounding valley are also owned by the Powerscourt estate. At 121 metres, it is the highest waterfall in Ireland. It is 6km from the Main Estate at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains and is one of Ireland’s most beautiful parklands with well maintained walking trails. The area is full of indigenous and imported flora, including giant redwoods, as well as a wide variety of fauna including deer. There is a playground as well as a kiosk for snacks if you don’t pack a picnic. I would recommend driving if possible as the public transport options are long and winding. ”
32 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“This vegetarian cafe has become famous in Dublin for serving hearty food. It’s a great spot to end your walk from Bray-Greystones. ”
41 locals recommend
Cemetery
“A glacial valley renowned for an early medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin.”
32 locals recommend
Pub
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“Who doesn't like a grandma's house where food is delicious and everything is allowed? This pub reminds me my grandma's house where I always had good memories. ”
74 locals recommend
Bar
“Use the Dart to Bray leave station on seaward side and turn left at the seafront 100 meters to pub music in Bar every night live bands at weekends ”
24 locals recommend
Park
“The only garden in the country which is FREE. It was donated to the Office of Public Works by Corona North who planted it and designed it on her own. Her husband had to use a hunting horn to call her in from the garden!”
12 locals recommend
Garden
“The food is excellent, there are interesting shops and one of Ireland's top gardens to enjoy.”
23 locals recommend
History Museum
“A real step back in time to some of Ireland's dark history. Recent state of the art technology investment means it really brings this place to life!”
16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Because...its the national park of ireland to visit. Make sure to tank your car full as there are no petrol stations in sight”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Free admission to this beautiful aboretum , fabulous gardens to walk through and picnic in. Coffee shop and toilets. free parking”
16 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great food and wonderful historic tour of the Mill and weaving works. Unique shopping.”
19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take the Dart/Metro for 55min to Bray & follow the cliffs or Head. A fantastic perspective from the top looking down Irelands East Coast or Dublin City”
14 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Well worth a visit if you're looking for a hearthy pint of guinness and Irish hospitality, after one of the surrounding hikes. Do combine it with one of the local hikes, that can range from a couple of hours, to all day.”
15 locals recommend