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Wicklow Mountains National Park, also known as the Garden of Ireland, is one of the country’s six national parks and an easy day trip from Dublin, only 18.5 miles (30 km) away. Travelers frequent this County Wicklow mountain range to spend time away from the city and enjoy the stunningly wild landscape that is so markedly different from the typical green, grassy plains of the Emerald Isle. You’ll find 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) of low mountains, serene lakes, and deep glacial valleys offering chances to fish, kayak, and hike.


Wicklow Mountain Scenery

From bog lands to heather fields, stunning mountain landscapes awaits at the Wicklow Mountains. The park features Glencree Valley and Sally Gap, in addition to one of Ireland’s highest waterfalls, Powerscourt. Other must-see spots include the P.S. I Love You Bridge; Powerscourt Gardens at the Powerscourt Estate; the Wicklow Gap, where much of Braveheart was filmed; and Lough Tay, also known as Guinness Lake. Many tours include nature walks with a tour guide, and some allow for exploring nearby medieval villages such as Kilkenny and the round tower at the Glendalough Monastic Settlement, founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century. Because there’s so much natural beauty to take in at the national park, it’s recommended that you spend a full day here.


Insider Tip

Stop by Fitzgerald's Pub in Avoca in County Wicklow for lunch at a traditional Irish pub. Plus, what’s lunch on the Emerald Isle without a Guinness to go with it?

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is no entrance fee for the national park, but you will have to pay for parking.
  • Although the area is widely remote, most facilities can be found in the Glendalough area, including the Glendalough Visitor Center, where you’ll find historical exhibits and park information.
  • Most coach tours offer free WiFi on the bus.
  • A few paths and trails near Upper Lake and Lower Lake have been deemed fit for wheelchair users.

How to Get There

Wicklow Mountains tours are offered with daily departures from Dublin city center. The scenic route to the mountains from Dublin takes about an hour by car or coach via the winding Military Road, which passes numerous bogs and lakes along the way. It’s also possible to arrive by rail tour, which removes the hassle of navigating mountain roads without compromising the stunning views of the Irish countryside.

Address: Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Wicklow, Ireland
Hours: Daily 10am-6pm May-Aug, weekends Sept-April
Admission: Free admission; parking fees apply
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Private Wicklow Mountains Day Tour

Private Wicklow Mountains Day Tour

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Discover the lush Wicklow Mountains on this full-day private tour from Dublin. Drive along Ireland’s southern coast to reach the national park where you can explore remote mountain passes and their spectacular views. Sit down to a delicious lunch of traditional Irish fare before visiting the 6th-century settlement of Glendalough. Admire the beautiful scenery of the park throughout the day and see filming locations for Vikings and Braveheart.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour

Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour

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See a whole new Ireland right on Dublin's doorstep. This guide day trip takes you to leafy Wicklow on your way to the enchanting village of Enniskerry, home to Powerscourt Estate and Gardens. Then head to Glendalough with its incredible medieval monastic settlement, founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century. Avail of a free loop of a hop-on hop-off bus tour, Dublin walking tour and an entry to the Little Museum of Dublin on the same day as a part of your day trip.
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  • 6 hours
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Glendalough and Dublin City Excursion - Ship to shore

Glendalough and Dublin City Excursion - Ship to shore

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When your cruise ship docks in port, enjoy knowing that you have your shore excursion all planned out. You'll explore both County Wicklow and Dublin city with a guide, who will fill you in on the history, culture, and people. Return to port in time to catch your departing ship, having got a great overview of the region.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Shore Excursion from Dublin: Including Dublin highlights and Glendalough

Shore Excursion from Dublin: Including Dublin highlights and Glendalough

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When your cruise visits Dublin, witness the best of Ireland’s capital and County Wicklow, including Glendalough, on a full-day shore excursion. Board a climate-controlled coach and hear fun facts and history about the landmarks from your driver-guide on route. Admire Wicklow’s stunning mountains, hills and glassy lakes; and visit the ruined 6th-century St Kevin’s monastery in Glendalough, home to a stunning monastic round tower. Lastly, take a panoramic drive around Dublin to see top landmarks such as Ha'Penny Bridge and Trinity College, finishing with a shopping stop on Grafton Street.
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  • 8 hours
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(Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip

(Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip

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Dublin shore excursions tend to fill up fast during peak season from May through September, making booking ahead an enticing option for seeing Dublin sights with ease. Wind through Wicklow’s countryside, and then, travel through the Wicklow Mountains for a panoramic Dublin tour, seeing highlights like Trinity College and O’Connell Street. After free time for shopping, finish with a port drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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