Attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Enniskerry

Powerscourt Estate

Wicklow's most visited attraction is this magnificent 64-sq-km estate, whose main entrance is 500m south of Enniskerry town. At the heart of it is an elegant Palladian mansion, but the real draw is the formal garden…
Top Choice Christian Site in Glendalough

Glendalough Monastic Site

Nestled between two lakes, haunting Glendalough (Gleann dá Loch, meaning 'Valley of the Two Lakes') is one of the most significant monastic sites in Ireland and one of the loveliest spots in the country, centred on …
Waterfall in Wicklow Mountains

Glenmacnass Waterfall

Desolate and utterly deserted, the Glenmacnass valley, a stretch of wild bogland between the Sally Gap crossroads and Laragh, is one of the most beautiful parts of the mountains, and the sense of isolation is quite …
Waterfall in Enniskerry

Powerscourt Waterfall

On the southern edge of Powerscourt Estate, 6km south of Powerscourt House, is this picturesque waterfall. At 121m it's the highest in Ireland (though it's a cascade, rather than a single drop) and is at most impres…
Church in Glendalough

St Kevin's Kitchen

Glendalough's trademark is St Kevin's Kitchen or Church, at the southern edge of the monastic site. This compact structure, with a miniature round towerlike belfry, protruding sacristy and steep stone roof, is a mas…
Church in Glendalough

Reefert Church

The considerable remains of Reefert Church sit above the tiny River Poulanass, south of the Upper Lake car park. It's a small, plain, 11th-century Romanesque nave-and-chancel church with some reassembled arches and …
Hill in Enniskerry

Great Sugarloaf

At 503m it's nowhere near Wicklow's highest summit, but the Great Sugarloaf is one of the most distinctive hills in Ireland, its conical peak visible for many kilometres around. The mountain towers over the small vi…
Museum in Enniskerry

Museum of Childhood

This is a collection of period miniatures and doll's houses, including the palatial, 22-room Tara's Palace, designed to one-twelfth scale and inspired by the Palladian piles of Castletown House, Leinster House and C…
Visitor Centre in Glendalough

Glendalough Visitor Centre

The visitor centre beside Glendalough's main monastic site has a high-quality 17-minute audiovisual presentation called Ireland of the Monasteries, which does exactly what it says on the tin.
Church in Glendalough

Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul

The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, just southeast of the Round Tower, has a 10th-century nave; the chancel and sacristy date from the 12th century.