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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 mountain drives, superb scenery, historic houses, visit magnificent gardens and enjoy fun activities.

Several golf clubs, pitch and putt and many trailed walks all within a short distance.

You can take a different driving route each day from Abhainn Ri and visit the attractions below:

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

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.

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