There are many attractions, suitable for all ages, within a short drive from Macreddin.

 Indeed the County of Wicklow is one of the most beautiful, active and tourist-friendly counties in Ireland so there will be no shortage of things to do! Please see some suggestions below and make sure to check out too.

Greenan Maze

Just a short drive away and it boasts a Farm Museum, a Wild Nature Walk, farm animals and Tea Rooms as well as the maze itself.

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Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way. This is one of the most visited sites in Ireland and is not to be missed!

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Avondale Forest Park

Once the home of Charles Stewart Parnell, Avondale House is of 18th century design and is situated in the beautiful Avondale Forest Park.

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Wicklow Historic Gaol, Wicklow Town

As one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations, Wicklow Gaol tells the story of its prisoners through an interactive tour led by experienced and passionate actor guides.

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Powerscourt House, Gardens & Waterfall, Enniskerry

This is another very popular attraction in County Wicklow, being one of Ireland’s most beautiful estates.

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Russborough House, Blessington

A beautiful historic house with outdoor activities situated close to Blessington Lakes. 

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Note: You can travel from Glendalough to Blessington across the Wicklow Gap, which is one of the most scenic drives in Ireland!

Sea Life Bray Aquarium, Bray

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Avoca village is the location of the TV series, Ballykissangel. The village set includes the church and Fitzgerald’s pub. Other local attractions include Avoca Handweavers and the Meeting of the Waters, where Thomas Moore is said to have written the famous Irish melody; The Meeting of the Waters.

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Blue Flag Beaches

Brittas Bay 
Arklow South Beach

Gift shopping with Cafe, Shillelagh / Tullow , Newtownmountkennedy , Avoca & Kilmacanogue

Other attractions specific to families

Splash Valley Aqua Park in Hidden Valley Adventure Park, Rathdrum

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In nearby Aughrim, there is the award winning National Disabled Angling Facility, a park, which is wheelchair accessible and open to the general public.


There are 2 playgrounds a short drive away in Aughrim & Annacurra.

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Kiaora Mini Farm, Gorey – 

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Cinema, Arklow

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