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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.

Park
“Free admission to this beautiful aboretum , fabulous gardens to walk through and picnic in. Coffee shop and toilets. free parking”
16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“There are a number of high street shops in the mall as well as a multi screen cinema.”
14 locals recommend
Gastropub
$$$
“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
Mountain
“This hill is visible from the back bedroom. Drive about 20 minutes to the car park and then it's a 40 minute hike up and down.”
15 locals recommend
Playground
“Open May to Sept. Wonderful day out, complex maze, riverside nature walk, interact with interesting poultry breeds, visit the folk museum, refresh with good coffee and cake”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Best New Comer of the year 2007” Georgina Campbell’s Guide “Bib Gourmand” Michelin Guide 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 “Best Atmospheric Restaurant of the year 2010” Georgina Campbell’s Guide “Best Chef of the year 2011” Georgina Campbell’s Guide ”
9 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Water park best suited to older children and teenagers. Pack a picnic. BBQ’s on site so bring your meat! ”
12 locals recommend
Trail
“The Bray-Greystones walk is highly recommended. The walk from Bray to Greystones is along the coast and offers beautiful views. There are lots of cafes and places to eat in Greystones and you can take the Dart back to Blackrock. ”
12 locals recommend
Theatre
“Check out the Mermaid for art exhibits, live music, films, theatre, and a good little cafe. ”
8 locals recommend
Establishment
“Incredible restaurants in one large eclectic retail space. Food, clothes, garden, home store, sushi, barista, every artisan food known to Ireland here. Avoca has it all.”
16 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out. An aquatic Zoo with 30+ displays which are home to over 1,000 creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha, we will take you on a journey of the deep...without getting wet! The Aquarium is completely indoors making it a perfect rainy day activity. Just a 2 minute walk from Bray DART Station and a relaxing and scenic 30 minute train ride from Dublin City Centre making us a perfect choice for tourists and residents alike. The National SEA LIFE Centre, Bray is one of the East Coasts top visitor attractions.”
6 locals recommend
Café
“Surrounded by ancient trees and rolling gardens, Avoca Kilmacanoge features a treasure trove retail store, two award-winning cafes with beautiful terraces, a food market and an Avoca nursery, bursting with seasonal blooms and plants. The Sugar Tree Cafe & Fern House Cafe.”
11 locals recommend
Establishment
“Long, difficult hikes with stunning views! Located in the “garden of Ireland”, Glendalough is a very popular day trip destination! A quick 40 minute drive from Mullawn, Glendalough is a must see location!”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Superb food to be had here, it also gives you a great excuse to visit the Cartoon Inn, a must visit for cartoon lovers and anyone else.”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Visitors are introduced to this wonderful historical house by a specially commissioned audio visual presentation. Avondale is set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres with tree trails and walks ranging in duration from one to five hours. Other facilities include a licensed cafe, book shop, picnic areas, children’s play area, three orienteering courses and large car/coach park.”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Diner style, good burgers, not many Gluten-Free options. Online booking in advance but they usually take walk-ins for small parties.”
9 locals recommend