Visitor Attractions in Wicklow, Kildare & Dublin

At Abhainn Ri cottages overlooking the Blessington lakes you can try a different activity every day. So many different activities & attractions that will appeal to culture seekers and family fun groups.
Heritage & culture seekers can take the Grand Tour of Wicklow & Kildare and capture the stunning scenery, historic houses & gardens and fun activities in the heart of Wicklows magnificent mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys, beaches, historic houses, heritage locations, family visitor attractions and wonderful walks. You can take a different driving route each day from Abhainn Ri.

Wicklow & Kildare Culture & Heritage

Glendalough Round Tower and Lakes – Glendalough
Powerscourt House & Gardens – Enniskerry
Russborough House – 5 mins drive away
Avondale House & Gardens
National Garden Exhibition Centre – Kilquade
Wicklow Goal – Wicklow Town
Mount Usher Gardens – Ashford
Avoca Hand Weavers – Avoca & Enniskerry
Kildares Japanese Gardens & National Horse Stud– Kildare Town
Castletown House & Gardens – Celbridge

Wicklow & Kildare Family Activity

Hollywood Horse & Pony Trekking – only 5 mins. drive away
Tom’s Bike Hire Blessington
Blessington Lake Boat Hire / Fishing Rod Hire
Kildare International Equestrian – Horse Riding & Treking
Powerscourt Gardens – Taras Place Museum of Childhood
Rathwood Home & Garden (gifts, dine, fashion, childrens fun train)
Chocolate Garden of Ireland – Factory, cafe, ice-cream parlour & chocolate workshop for children
Clara Lara – Childrens outdoor fun park – Clara Vale
Glenroe Open Farm – Kilcoole
Greenan Farm Museum & Maze – Rathdrum
Brittas Bay Beach – Sandy beach lovely swimming area
National Sea Life Bray
Annamoe Trout Fishery – Annamoe
Butterfly Farm – Straffan
Lullymore Heritage Park – Irish Celtic Theme Park
Kildare Outlet Shopping Village
Kildare Leisure Swimming Pool – 20 mins away

If you like country fairs, the Tinahely Fair is on the 1st Monday in August and the Hollywood Fair (1950’s theme) in on the weekend of the 18th August and it is a fantastic day out for all the family.

Day Trip to Dublin

Take a day trip to Dublin – Luas light rail into city center is only a 20 mins drive from Abhainn Ri to Citywest free carpark. Car free worries while enjoying a trip to Dublin city center (information in each cottage).

Dublin Zoo
Guinness Visitor Center
Christ Church
National Museum
National Art Gallery
Temple Bar (Restaurants & Bars)
Howth Pier
Phoenix Park & Dublin Zoo
National Botanical Gardens
Shopping in Grafton or Henry Street
Liffey Valley & Dundrum

Just a sample of exciting things to do while staying at Abhainn Ri and we have lots more ideas in our information folders in each cottage.