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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
River
“On the scenic route to Dublin and very close to Glendalough. Well worth a visit! ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Pub
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“Who doesn't like a grandma's house where food is delicious and everything is allowed? This pub reminds me my grandma's house where I always had good memories. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hiking trails, amazing stunning views, waterfalls, endless landscape, secret corries and forests. Quiet, majestic and thrilling.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“For thousands of years 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 still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. Access to the Monastic City: The monuments and lakes are accessible all year round at anytime of the day however the car parks may have the barrier down early in the morning and late in the evening. There is no charge to see the Monastic sites(churches/round tower) or the Upper and Lower Lakes except the car park fees for the Upper Lake and the Visitor Centre at the Monastic Site. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“This vegetarian cafe has become famous in Dublin for serving hearty food. It’s a great spot to end your walk from Bray-Greystones. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Powerscourt Waterfall and its surrounding valley are also owned by the Powerscourt estate. At 121 metres, it is the highest waterfall in Ireland. It is 6km from the Main Estate at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains and is one of Ireland’s most beautiful parklands with well maintained walking trails. The area is full of indigenous and imported flora, including giant redwoods, as well as a wide variety of fauna including deer. There is a playground as well as a kiosk for snacks if you don’t pack a picnic. I would recommend driving if possible as the public transport options are long and winding. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Cemetery
“A glacial valley renowned for an early medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“Use the Dart to Bray leave station on seaward side and turn left at the seafront 100 meters to pub music in Bar every night live bands at weekends ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“20 000 hectares of Wicklow Mountains National Park offer a wide variety of walks from easy to very difficult. The views are spectacular and well worth the visit. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take the Dart/Metro for 55min to Bray & follow the cliffs or Head. A fantastic perspective from the top looking down Irelands East Coast or Dublin City”
  • 14 locals recommend
Garden
“The food is excellent, there are interesting shops and one of Ireland's top gardens to enjoy.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Really cool pizza place. Caters for vegans and gluten free bases. Great for a few drinks also. Go for the Narnia stlye toilets. Same owners as Box Burger. Great take out food.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Nature
“A magnificient old world country home! Famous for its art and beautiful gardens.”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historic gaol ( circa 1843) museum as well as a coffee shop in the town of Wicklow. Best interactive gaol experience. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Beautiful location, interesting tour around weaving mill, good food and quality gift shop”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“The only garden in the country which is FREE. It was donated to the Office of Public Works by Corona North who planted it and designed it on her own. Her husband had to use a hunting horn to call her in from the garden!”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Who doesn't like a grandma's house where food is delicious and everything is allowed? This pub reminds me my grandma's house where I always had good memories. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Really cool pizza place. Caters for vegans and gluten free bases. Great for a few drinks also. Go for the Narnia stlye toilets. Same owners as Box Burger. Great take out food.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Playground
“Open May to Sept. Wonderful day out, complex maze, riverside nature walk, interact with interesting poultry breeds, visit the folk museum, refresh with good coffee and cake”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Best New Comer of the year 2007” Georgina Campbell’s Guide “Bib Gourmand” Michelin Guide 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 “Best Atmospheric Restaurant of the year 2010” Georgina Campbell’s Guide “Best Chef of the year 2011” Georgina Campbell’s Guide ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Superb food to be had here, it also gives you a great excuse to visit the Cartoon Inn, a must visit for cartoon lovers and anyone else.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Diner style, good burgers, not many Gluten-Free options. Online booking in advance but they usually take walk-ins for small parties.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great local restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere and food to match. A perfect spot for a romantic dinner.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant caters for all tastes and serves a wide range of dishes. It is 15-20 minutes away in a lovely location.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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