Introduction to County Wicklow

County Wicklow is on the East Coast of Ireland and is directly south of Dublin City, which is about an hour drive away.

It is a county diverse in landscapes with a varied coastline of long sandy beaches, hidden coves and rugged cliffs. Dotted around the hills and mountains are a mix of traditional picturesque villages, like Enniskerry and Roundwood and more urban towns, such as Bray and Greystones. Wicklow and Arklow both have an attractive harbour, which support a fishing community.

In County Wicklow you will find a unique blend of classic country houses in large well-tended estates characterised by lovely gardens and rambling parkland and wild countryside. Known as the Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow is one of Ireland's true scenic treasures with it's magnificent mountains, tumbling waterfalls and dramatic lakes.

The wild Wicklow Mountains, flanked on both side by rolling hills, are breathtakingly rugged yet accessible at the same time, at only 20 kilometres from Dublin.

West Wicklow is still predominantly agricultural with traditional farmsteads and scattered with archaeological sites. The landscape around the Blessington Lakes and the Glen of Imaal is very similar to West Ireland with narrow roads winding their way past cottages and endless stone walls.

To access pictures of these stunning locations search through our locations database or send in your script and we will show you how your project can be shot in County Wicklow.

It is easy to get to Wicklow from Dublin Airport, and from the ferry port of Dun Laoghaire, Dublin and Rosslare in the south of Ireland. Simply follow the M50 and N11 southbound or from Rosslare the N11 northbound.

To access West Wicklow follow the N81 southbound from Dublin or the N81 northbound from Tullow.

Ferry operators including Stena Line and Irish Ferries provide past and conventional ferry services from the UK.

Flying to Ireland couldn't be easier with most major airlines including Aer Lingus, Ryanair, British Airways, and Delta flying into Dublin Airport.

For information on rail and bus services from Dublin to Wicklow please contact us.

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