39. Wicklow, Ireland

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Why

Just look at this photo! I was visiting with two other friends and one of whom rented a car and we headed down. It was also fun driving on the other side of the road as well (Ireland drives on the left).

County Wicklow, Ireland Coastline

County Wicklow, Ireland Coastline

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Where

Just a bit south of Dublin, Ireland sits this country; its, rivers, mountains and coastlines that will make you go ahhh…. Did I mention that it was also green? 

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How To Get Here

By Train

Wicklow does not have have its own airport, so you have to fly into the likes of Dublin which is the closet major airport and then take a bus or a Irish Rail or rent a car and head southbound. The journey time by train is about an hour.

By Plane

The closest major airport to Wicklow, Ireland is Dublin Airport (DUB).

The following airlines has service to Dublin Airport (DUB):

Aegean Airlines (A3), Air France (AF), Aer Lingus (EI), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Arkia (IZ), ASL Airlines France (5O), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), CityJet (WX), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), S7 Airlines (S7), SAS (SK), Swiss Airlines (LX), Transavia (HV), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY), WestJet (WS) and Wow Air (WW).

By Bus

The Bus Eireann will take you into County Wicklow. Very reliable and comfortable.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

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Where To Stay

I did a day trip to County Wicklow, so I did not stay in the town. Next time I will though. There are not many places, but I’m sure they are quaint.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

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Where To Eat

We walked around for a while and ate at a cool little place; very local. But there are restaurants in the town, so take your pick. Of course you must have a pint of Guinness and there are a few pubs to choose from.

County Wicklow, Ireland - Chips

County Wicklow, Ireland – Chips

 

County Wicklow, Ireland - Ernie's Bar

County Wicklow, Ireland – Ernie’s Bar

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

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What To Do

Walk, no seriously, walk. The town is pretty amazing, so just walk. Here are a few things to see though including the Old Gaol (that’s jail for you in English speakers).

County Wicklow, Ireland - GoalCounty Wicklow, Ireland – Goal

  1. Explore the parklands & nice walking trails at Russborough House
  2. Visit the gorgeous scenery of Sally Gap
  3. Check out The Wicklow Way; this area is insanely beautiful, you won’t want to leave.
  4. Visit one of Ireland’s best beaches – Brittas Bay
  5. Spend a few hours in a fantastic place like Blessington Lakes
County Wicklow, Ireland - Coastline Rock

County Wicklow, Ireland – Coastline Rock

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

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Additional Information

  1. Language Spoken: English with an Irish accent
  2. Currency: EUR
  3. Wicklow County Tourism
  4. Tourism Ireland
  5. Facebook (Wicklow Tourism)
  6. Facebook (Tourism Ireland)
  7. Twitter (Tourism Ireland)
  8. Twitter (Visit Wicklow)
  9. Instagram (Tourism Ireland)
  10. Instagram (Visit Wicklow)

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