Wicklow is only an hour from Dublin Airport and less than an hour from Dublin City Centre. When travelling around the county you will find a wide variety of Wicklow Hotels or Wicklow Guesthouses to choose from.
The Wicklow landscape is majestic, whether you are exploring the Wicklow Mountains or the sandy beaches of Brittas Bay or the glens, lakes and woodlands that abound.
If you want to get a real feel for the wilderness in County Wicklow visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park, which covers 20,000 acres of Wicklow uplands, the National Parks and Wildlife Service manage the park. Perhaps the most well-known and popular location within the park is the Glendalough valley, which, in addition to its spectacular scenery, “the valley of the two lakes” is also, knows for its monastic site and Round Tower.
The monastic city was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and the largest church on the site dates from the 11th and 12th centuries and is know as St. Kevin’s Church or St. Kevin’s Kitchen. There are a number of walks, which allow you to explore the Glendalough valley and surrounding hills as well as the Glendalough Visitor Centre. The area was used as a film location in the John Boorman film Excalibur.
As the Garden of Ireland it is not surprising that there are a large number of wonderful gardens and country estates to visit in Wicklow. Each year the Wicklow Gardens Festival features over 30 gardens, both private and public. Some of the fine country estates in Wicklow include Powerscourt House and Gardens located only 20 minutes from Dublin is a fine example of an 18th century Palladian mansion.
Nearby is Kilruddery House and Gardens, home to the Earls of Meath since 1618 and a fine example of an Elizabethan-revival mansion and has featured in the TV production, the Tudors and in the film Becoming Jane. Its gardens are mainly 17th century in their layout with some later 18th and 19th century additions. Also worth a visit is Avondale House and Forest Park, located near the village of Rathdrum and once home to Charles Stuart Parnell, a famous Irish political figure. The house is set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres.
Located in West Wicklow is Russborough House, the house was built in 1741 and designed by the famous architect Richard Cassells. Lord and Lady Beit bought the house in the 1950’s and he established the Alfred Beit Foundation in the 1970’s. The house has a number of fine art and collectables as well as the Beit collection of paintings.
The house is located not far from the beautiful Blessington Lake, which covers over 500 acres. Mount Usher Gardens, located in Ashford on the east of the county are a fine example of a Robinsonian garden and also has a shopping courtyard and Avoca Café.
Other attractions to visit in County Wicklow include, Wicklow Gaol, Arklow Maritime Museum, Avoca Handweavers, Avoca Mines, Baltinglass Abbey and the Powerscourt and Glenmalure waterfalls.
There are plenty of walks and scenic areas to explore in County Wicklow including Ireland’s longest self-guided trail, the Wicklow Way, the Glen of Imaal, the Wicklow Gap, the Great Sugar Loaf, Tomnafinnogue Woodlands Walk, Glenmalure Valley, Bray and Greystones Cliff Walks, Loughs Tay and Dan and Trooperstown.
The Ireland Hotels website features 21 Wicklow hotels and Wicklow guesthouses. Use the accommodation search box on this page to select hotel breaks or a guesthouse in County Wicklow or browse through our great Value Hotel Breaks and special offers sections, featuring midweek and weekend activity and themed short breaks in Wicklow.
Best hotel in Bray The Wilton Hotel offers excellent accommodation, free car parking, free wi fi. Large comfortable bedrooms, super breakfast the Wilton Hotel Bray enjoys a great location with easy access to Bray town centre (2km), seafront (2km) and the wealth of local attractions and activities available locally in Bray, Wicklow and Dublin.
Whether you're planning a corporate team building event or a family holiday in Ireland, Avon Rí offers an unforgettable experience - combining magnificent luxury self-catering accommodation, an excellent restaurant and café bar, structured outdoor activities, delightful leisure facilities and a breathtaking lakeshore setting in the Wicklow countryside.
Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge is the oldest Hotel in Ireland having started life as a coach-house in 1608. Situated in the picturesque Vale of Avoca, the hotel is surrounded by areas of breathtaking natural beauty. The Hotel itself features 29 rooms and overlooks the Woodenbridge Golf Course. Some of the rooms have balconies where you can take in the panoramic views. Directly across from the Woodenbridge Hotel is the Lodge building. Completed in 2004, the Lodge is a more modern building featuring 40 guest bedrooms. The Lodge is situated on the bank of the Aughrim river and is a haven away from the hustle & bustle of the main hotel. The newly refurbished Goldmines Bar is a perfect blend of old world charm and modern warmth. Popular with visitors & locals alike, it features a mouth-watering menu and live music most weekends.
The Great National Parkview Hotel is positioned between the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish Sea in the town of Newtownmountkennedy. This sophisticated hotel offers a bistro and spacious bedrooms with large marble bathrooms. The light and airy rooms at the Parkview have large plasma-screen TVs and work desks. Many rooms boast mountain or park views and there is a room service menu available. T he Synnott Bistro serves fine food whilst the Bar & Lounge has a relaxing atmosphere and a wide range of drinks. Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the hotel. The hotel is less than one mile from the Druids Glen Golf Club whilst the Glenroe Open Farm, a 10-minute drive away, is a great family attraction. Stunning countryside walks and fishing are both available nearby. The Parkview is a 30-minute drive from Dublin. Free parking is available at the hotel.
Welcome to The Martello Hotel situated in a stunning location giving breathtaking views across the Irish Sea and the imposing Bray Head. The Martello Hotel offers an unmatched combination of accommodation, dining, drink, music and late night entertainment in a lively, vibrant, modern setting on the seafront at Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland just 30 minutes from Dublin City Centre. The Martello Hotel Bray provides 25 en-suite recently renovated hotel bedrooms and 19 self-catering apartments, ideal for those on any budget! The Martello Hotel is renowned for the fun-loving buzzy atmosphere and style of the hugely popular ‘Martello Bar’ which incorporates a continental style outdoor area. On the first floor the The Tower Bistro offers a casual, great value dining experience seven days a week. For those who want to continue the revelry into the early hours ‘Koo’ night club is the perfect spot in Bray, Wicklow.