Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort is located in Co. Wicklow “The Garden of Ireland” the perfect destination, rich in culture and heritage as well as natural beauty. From golden sandy beaches to the lakes, rivers, mountains and valleys, Wicklow’s spectacular landscape is a feast for the soul and the senses. True to its name the Garden County boasts some of the most beautiful gardens and historic houses in Ireland. Soak up the flora and fauna at the lush Mount Usher Gardens or step back in time at Killruddery House. No visit is complete without a walk around Glendalough, a 6th century monastic settlement with scenic lakes, located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort is the perfect base to discover Wicklow's beautiful scenery and villages, meet the locals and learn more about its history and culture. Our friendly concierge will happily provide you with details to plan a fantastic day out.
Glendalough “the valley of the two lakes” is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the “Monastic City. It is also renowned for its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way.
There are a number of walking trails close by including guided tours, family walks, less than 2 hour walks and up to 6 hour walking trails. Click here for a variety of options available.
Wicklow is Ireland's playground offering many outdoors activities to enjoy: walking, cycling, equestrian, surfing, and many many more. visitwicklow.ie/outdoors #WicklowOutdoors
If historic houses and gardens are on your bucket list, Wicklow features an abundance including; Avondale House, Kilruddery House and Gardens, Russborough House and Powerscourt Estate and Gardens. Also close to Druids Glen is the beautiful National Garden Exhibition Centre in Kilquade.
While touring Wicklow be sure to visit the Sally Gap and Glencree for spectacular scenery as well as spotting film shoot locations such as The Vikings, Braveheart and Excalibur.
Outdoor and sporting enthusiasts are well catered for with activities including hiking, cycling, fishing, water sports, horse riding at Brennanstown Riding School and numerous beaches to explore including Brittas, Silver Strand, Greystones, Newcastle and Kilcoole.
Wicklow is also highly regarded for its food produce including excellent seafood, Wicklow lamb, wines, cheeses and chutneys from local artisan suppliers.
The well-known Happy Pear in Greystones offers excellent vegetarian and vegan fare, and we have also partnered with the Happy Pear, with dishes available on our menu in the Garden Rooms and Bar. Just 10 minutes away you can visit Wicklow Way Wines (Winery) for a tour and tasting as seen on Neven’s Irish Food Trails and The Today Show with Maura and Daithi. Móinéir, Irish Strawberry Wine by Wicklow Way Wines is available in Hugo's Restaurant.
Greystones, a local seaside village is a must to visit for a leisurely seaside stroll and a visit to the many cafés, restaurants and boutiques. If you wish to travel into Dublin to explore, hop on the DART at Greystones for a scenic, coastal train journey into the city. Shopping enthusiasts are also well catered for in AVOCA, located in both nearby areas of Powerscourt & Kilmacacnogue.
Closer to home guests can explore our 6km walking trail and golfers can choose from our two courses – Druids Glen and Druids Heath – as well as an abundance of good courses locally including The European and Powerscourt Golf Club.
If family fun is on the agenda your little people will enjoy any or all of the following – Glenroe Farm, Clara Lara Fun Park, Sea Life Aquarium in Bray and the Hidden Valley Holiday Park. Wicklow is the perfect destination for a family break with so many places to see and visit. Here are just some of the local attractions right on our doorstep for our guests to enjoy.