County Wicklow information
Often referred to as the Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow is a beautiful mountainous region of Ireland's East Coast and Midlands. County Wicklow offers visitors breathtaking views of towering mountains, crystal-clear rivers & tranquil forestry, all within easy reach of the capital.
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County Wicklow is very mountainous with the highest peak Lugnaquilla rising to 3018 ft (925m). The mountains dominate the North and centre of the county, while along the coast is relatively flat. South Wicklow gives way to rolling hills where there is a lot more farmland.
Much of the mountainous area is covered with a layer of peat and this in turn has heather and conifer evergreen forests growing on it, with gorse in the drier areas. This makes for scenic vegetation and gives it a rugged appearence.
Below you will find a list of towns within County Wicklow. If a Further information link is available, please click on it to find detailed information including accommodation, restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and more...
Bray - Further information
Places to see / Things to do
Glendalough - Further information
Powerscourt Estate - Further information
A list of some of the more interesting and higher peaks to hike are:
Lugnaquilla - (3,018 ft)
Mullaghcleevaun - (2,785 ft)
Tonelagee - (2,681 ft)
Djouce - (2,379 ft)
Table Mountain - (701m)
Recommended accommodation in County Wicklow
The Brook Lodge, Macreddin Village, Aughrim - The Wild & Organic BrookLodge and Macreddin Village is the perfect spot for a break. Take a well-deserved time-out with a long walk, taking in what the Wicklow Countryside has to offer. Settle in for a creamy pint in Actons Country Pub; enjoy a relaxing treatment at The Wells Spa or simply chill out in front of the fire with a coffee and the daily papers in the Waterside Lounge. Dining options include Ireland's only certified Organic restaurant - The Strawberry Tree and La Taverna Armento, our authentic Italian Taverna - Visit website - Book now
Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, Ashford - Ballyknocken House in Wicklow is an award winning romantic 19th Century Victorian farmhouse offering unique 4 star Bed & Breakfast accommodation. There are seven charming en suite bedrooms, some with Victorian roll top baths - Visit website