On that note, if you’re looking to escape the bright lights of Dublin and are in need of some good old-fashioned Irish tradition instead, Enniskerry is the place to go. Let us explain why…
Located 20kms south of Dublin city centre, the village is home to just under 2,000 people and it’s also home to some of Ireland’s best-loved tourist attractions. Sitting at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, the village could not ask for a more beautiful backdrop. There are several stunning cottages, not unlike those that you see emblazoned across the front of picture-postcards. Full of quaint cafes, restaurants and little shops, it is an absolute haven for tourists who want to experience the atmosphere of a real Irish village.
For many visitors to Enniskerry, a key attraction is the numerous beautiful forest walks on offer in the wooded countryside that surrounds the picturesque village. Enniskerry offers a number of spectacular, unspoilt mountain trails, with the most popular being the Wicklow Way. So, if it’s a scenic walking tour that you’re interested in, know that there’s no better place in the east of Ireland than Enniskerry. The ornate old railway bridge in the village is also a key attraction; no doubt you’ve spotted it on Irish postcards over the years!
And if that’s not enough to make you want to pack your bags and visit one of the quaintest villages on the Emerald Isle, the nearby Powercourt Estate and Gardens will seal the deal for you. The stunning estate is home to a fine country house and over 40 acres of beautiful, finely landscaped gardens. Spend a day taking a tour of the rooms of the house and visiting the many retail units and museums inside. You could easily spend hours trailing through the gardens admiring attractions such as the Japanese gardens, The Pepperpot Tower, Triton Lake, Dolphin Pond and the Italian Garden.
And to make things a little sweeter for the man in your life, the estate also houses not one but two championship golf courses and has formerly hosted the Irish PGA Championship. Round off your trip to the Powerscourt Estate and indeed to Enniskerry with a trip up to see Powerscourt Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Ireland.
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