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9 Photos To Prove That Wicklow Is The Most Beautiful County in Ireland

An image is worth a thousand words!  As part of the Celtic Routes promotional project, we have commissioned some images to showcase some of Wicklow’s scenic wonders.  Wicklow is a one of the most photogenic counties in Ireland!  With Sea, Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, Forests, Villages, and Cliffs, Wicklow’s landscape is an amazing collection of diverse visual experiences within a short area, and on Dublin’s doorstep.

So yes, we are a bit bias, but looking at the following images, it is hard to find a place as stunning as Wicklow anywhere in the world.

1- Glendalough

Glendalough’s glaciar valley is probably one of Ireland’s most visited attraction and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.  Visit here the Sixth Century Monastic Site founded by St Kevin.

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2- Brittas Bay

The dunes and sandy beaches of Brittas Bay have been a ideal weekend destination for families.  The protected area is a fantastic playground on sunny days.

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3- Blessington Lakes

In the 1930’s the Poulaphuca Dam was built flooding some 5000 acres of land.  Blessington Reservoir is now an amazing playground for watersport activities and the Blessington Greenway.

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4- The Avoca Valley

Follow the scenic Avoca valley from the Meetings of the Waters where the Avonmore and Avonbeg meet.  Pass the Avoca Mines and Avoca village, home the popular TV series Ballykissangels.

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5- The Black Castle

Local folklore has it that St. Patrick himself landed on the beach below the Black Castle in Wicklow Town.  Perched on a rock in the Irish Sea, the castle is a popular landmark with along the Wicklow Coast.

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6- Lough Tay – The Guinness Lake

No trip to Wicklow is complete without a stop on the Military Road over Lough Tay or ‘The Guinness Lake’.  See the ‘Pint Shape’ lake with the magestic Luggala cliffs and Wicklow Mountains as backdrop.  The Wicklow Way meets the road there as well.

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7- Powerscourt Gardens

Voted third most beautiful garden in the world and set against the backdrop of the great Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt is stunning in every season. From the ornate Italian Gardens, to the formal walks of the Rose and Kitchen Gardens, there are many hidden treasures to explore.

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8- Seefin Passage Grave

Older than the Pyramids in Egypt, Seefin is one the best preserved passage tombs in Ireland.  The views reach far and wide beyond the Blessington Lakes, The Wicklow Mountains and the plains of Kildare.  It’s a bit of a hike to reach, but well worth the climb.

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9-  The Piper’s Stone

Place of Myths and Legends, the locals say the the outlying stone and the circle area relate to piper and his dancers, petrified in stone for violating the Sabbath:  A truly amazing place to experience!

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