We have come up with a scenic tour that will take you from Blanchardstown out to the Wicklow Mountains and all the valleys and views in between. You will be driving over beautiful bog roads, through stunning valleys, and through mountain gaps. This is a good introduction to County Wicklow’slandscapes in all their splendour. We recommend having the cameras or camera phones at the ready, this is quite a beautiful scenic drive.Calary Bog
Begin your drive, in the rental car
, heading towards the N11. The main road from Dublin to Wexford. About 7Km past Bray you will reach Kilmacanogue. At this point, turn right off the N11 onto the R755.Continue along this and take a left for Roundwood past the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain, have the camera at the ready because the spectacular mountain is worth a picture, along with some seriously scenic views on your right.Glendalough
You can not go to Wicklow without visiting Glendalough. A must in any visitors itinerary. This valley is one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. For years now, people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes’ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife.Glendalough is a remarkable place that will calm your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul with wonder. It is a great way to relax after the hustle and bustle of Dublin. After you visit make your way back to Laragh for a snack and take the R115 (The Military Road).The Military Road
Constructed around the 1800s this picturesque winding road that passes through the hills, glensand boglands of the Wicklow. Providing some of the best views of this breath-takingscenery. The barren mountains and moorland are spectacular in any weather so there’sno need to worry about Ireland’s unpredictable weather. On your way you willcome across the Glenmacnass waterfall, stop here and get some pictures, the views are beautiful and the waterfall will sooth the mind. Continue along it toGlencree, where on the way you will pass two beautiful mountain lakes calledLough Bray Upper and Lough Bray Lower and continue through the lakes towards Enniskerry. The last stop on the trip.Enniskerry
Here in this picturesque village, you will end your little tour. Have a drink (Not the driver!) or some food in one of the pubs and admire the setting. This quaint little town is welcoming and will have you feeling right at home from the moment you stop in it. The towns people love visitors and hearing about your travels. To get back to the Dublin, head towards the N11, take the R117 to Bray, then the N11 back to Dublin.
We hope you enjoy your trip.If you are looking for more road trip
please take a look at our suggested driving routes
around Ireland. We also have suggestions on some activities
that will ensure you see the best Ireland has to offer while having as much fun as possible.
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