“Don’t underestimate the beauty of Dublin Mountains” – is what I should have told myself a year back when we moved to Ireland. Even though it’s just an hours drive from where we live, we couldn’t find ourselves planning a trip until now. But, over the past 2 months, we have been to Dublin Mountains (or also known as Wicklow mountains) twice! Driving through the mountains made us feel as if we were in another world. Those farms, panoramas and beautiful lakes make for a very pleasing sight for the eyes. Check out our practical information to plan a scenic road trip from Dublin to Wicklow mountains.
Scenic road trip from Dublin to Wicklow Mountains:
There are two ways you can make a trip to the Dublin Mountains –
- Take a bus – Here is the timetable and the buses run everyday from Dublin City to Glendalough and back. You get about 4 hours to explore Glendalough Upper lake, Lower lake and the vicinity. The walk from Glendalough Visitor Centre to the Upper lake is very beautiful and peaceful. If you are a tourist, 4 hours will be more than enough time to cover the area and have lunch. Glendalough makes for a good picnic spot, if you want to carry your lunch. 🙂
- Go on a drive – There will be a lot more flexibility if have the luxury of a car. That way, you can cover Sally Gap and Glendalough, and also take in the breathtaking panoramas of Dublin Mountains. You won’t be able to help yourself from stopping every 5 minutes to click a few snaps. Consider visiting the Powerscourt Waterfall on the way to Sally Gap, but be aware that there is an entry fee of 6 euros per person.
What else? Just pack a picnic, keep yourselves covered, get your hiking shoes on and enjoy the beauty of nature! Leaving you with a few photos of our trip..