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Things to do in Wicklow, Ireland

By Buvaneshwari Gopinath - August 15, 2020
Wicklow Mountains

The Country of Wicklow is the most beautiful region located in Ireland. It is known for its ancient traditions and heritage. It displays the finest of European medieval history, from buildings to museums all around the country. More than this, there are breathtaking mountains and valleys, offering fantastic sceneries. Wicklow has always been a popular destination for travellers who want to explore the insides of Ireland. Planning a vacation to Ireland? Add the country of Wicklow to your bucket list. We present to you the top things to do in Wicklow.

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County of Wicklow
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Things to do in Wicklow, Ireland

1. Wicklow National Park

The Wicklow Mountains are spread across the borders of Ireland. Famous for its granites, the mountains are so long that it shares it with other countries as well. The Wicklow National Park is the largest park in Ireland. With fast-flowing streams, narrow mountain roads and thick forest plantations, you can enjoy many photogenic locations here. Spread across 20 thousand square kilometres, the park is a perfect relaxation spot. Go camping, enjoy hiking and you will find the mountains to be an absolute delight in Wicklow.

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2. The religious city of Glendalough

Many countries located in the European region have the touch of the medieval era. Located near the County Wicklow is a beautiful city called the Glendalough. Originally founded by St.Kevin, it was soon turned into a city that teaches religious learnings. The city has many religious monuments which pull in tourists from all over the world.

Valley of Glendalough
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3. Oldest Weaving Mill

Ireland takes pride in its culture and traditions. No matter how aged things are, they preserve it and fill it with love. One such preserved spot is the weaving mill of Ireland. Visit the Avoca Handweavers, a famous brand and one of the oldest companies in the entire world. Note the finest quality and how it has been surviving for this long. Located near the banks of river Acova, the mill organises free tours for all tourists. Enjoy their tours and keep yourself hydrated by having a cup of coffee. Above all, you can also grab a snack at their in house award-winning cafes.

4. Wicklow Way

At Wicklow way, go on a hiking trail which is about 130 kilometres long. One of Ireland’s most popular trail, the path goes all the way from County Wicklow to County Carlow. Though the hiking cannot be finished in one single day, you can plan your days in parts. It takes roughly about 5 – 7 days to finish this. But if you are not too interested in covering the entire path, try a particular section just for a day and see how it refreshing it feels.

5. Powerscourt Waterfall

Powerscourt waterfall is a famous tourist spot in Ireland. The 121-metre high waterfall is located in the Powerscourt Estate. This mini-park themed attraction has different walking trails, picnic spots to chill and relax. Visit here in the afternoon and enjoy a pleasant evening filled with laughter.

6. Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf is a 501-metres long mountain, where you can plan for hiking during your holiday. As you reach the summit of the mountain, enjoy the undisturbed view of the surroundings. If you are lucky enough, and if the weather is pleasant, you might be even able to spot Howth, a city in North Dublin.

Wicklow
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