Wicklow is an awesome county and one of the most scenic areas of Ireland. Here is our top 10 best places to visit in the magical county.
10. Wicklow Town
Wicklow is a beautiful traditional Irish town in County Wicklow and also the capital of the Mid-East Region of Ireland. The town has a population of just over 10,000 and is easiy accessible by road and rail, with Dublin commuter services now extending to the town. The Wicklow has an interesting history, being founded in the 8th century by the Vikings. The Black Castle ruins which overlook the harbour stand as a reminder of the Norman invasion. One of the town’s most famous sons is Captain Robert Halpin, a renowned 19th Century Mariner. Wicklow Main attraction is the famous Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, reputedly one of the most haunted places in Ireland. There are many activities to do in Wicklow including Golf, Surfing, Kayaking, Walks and more.
9. Wicklow Gaol
Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, in Wicklow Town, tells an interesting story of crime, cruelty, exile and misery. The harshness of prison life in the 18th Century, the passion of the 1798 rebellion, the cruelty of the transportation ships and hope of a new life in Australia can all be experienced in Wicklow Gaol. This is a thought provoking attraction in Wicklow Town. The original gaol dungeon is open again for the first time in over 100 years. Dare you come and experience first hand the sights and sounds of harsh life in the dungeon? Or, you could just sit in the solitude cell and feel the desperation of those that were there before you.
8. Silver Strand Beach
This wonderful beach is hidden away from the public and located on a wonderful campsite called Wolohan’s Silver Strand which is just outside Wicklow Town. This awesome campsite has the pleasure of having one of Ireland’s best beaches on its doorstep and it is a beach that we would highly recommended for any camper!
7. Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall on the river Dargle near Enniskerry, County Wicklow. This exceptional place is located in a valley surrounded by Djouce Mountain and the Great Sugar Loaf. The waterfall stands at a height of 121 metres (397 ft), and is the 2nd highest waterfall on the island. The waterfall is actially owned by the Powerscourt Estate.
6. Great Sugar Loaf
The Great Sugar Loaf, also known as the ‘Big Sugar Loaf’ or ‘the Sugar Loaf’, is a beautiful hill in east County Wicklow. This volcano-like hill is a popular trekking location with striking similarities to Croagh Patrick in Mayo. It is magnificent to look at from a distance and definitely worthy of a place on the top ten.
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