Things to do in Wicklow

See and do Wicklow

The Grand Hotel is the perfect base for your Family or Group activity break away. It is centrally located to explore everything Wicklow has to offer from Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, Mount Usher Gardens, Kilmacurragh National Botanical Centre, Wicklow Pier and Murrough Walk and the famous Glendalough.
Pick up can be arrange at our door for some excellent activities such as Fat Biking, cycling, hiking or walking trails. Explore Wicklow Mountains National Park which covers over 20,00 hectares of mountain scenery is a must when visiting Wicklow.


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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.

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Wicklow Gaol

Gaol – one of Ireland’s most historic prison buildings.

The jail building is three stories in height with an extensive basement and yard area. The walls are constructed from thick granite slabs and rubble stone. Wicklow Gaol was originally built in the late eighteenth century though there has been a jail on the site since 1702. The present structure dates to 1842-3 with major renovation work occurring in the late 1990s.

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Powerscourt House

Powerscourt house today offers the warmest of welcomes to our visitors and some of the best views in Ireland, overlooking the breath-taking Sugarloaf Mountain. It’s a wonderful place to relax and enjoy browsing our splendid range of stores or to indulge in a coffee and dessert in the famous Avoca Terrace Café.

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Mount Usher Gardens

One of only 3 Irish gardens with a top rating from the UK’s The Good Gardens Guide, Mount Usher is not simply one of Ireland’s greatest gardens, but it’s a world-class example of a so-called Robinsonian garden, with its relaxed informality and natural layout. Monty Don has described it as one of his favourite gardens anywhere.

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Greystone’s blue flag beach is located suoth of Greystones Town, Co. Wicklow. The beach itself is quote small, just half a mile long but it has clean sa clean safe waters and sandy shore that have earned it its blue flag!
The beach can be accessed easily and is just a two minute walk from the DART station and beach car park. There is a children’s play area adjacent to the beach also!

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Walk and Hiking

County Wicklow is blessed with some of Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes from coastal beaches and cliffs to hills and mountains.  It is no wonder that it is also one of Ireland’s best Walking destinations.  Browse walks by time, location, theme, difficulty and length, etc…

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