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Wicklow, Ireland- Where Movies are Made
The natural beauty of Wicklow attracts more than just visitors. Those in the film industry have realised the beauty that exists in the county and it has become a popular destination for filmmaking. The industry has grown so much that Wicklow is now the home to Ardmore Studios. Much of the beauty stems from the natural landscape of the county. From the Wicklow Mountains which are the largest continuous upland region in Ireland to the coast that boasts shallow bays and sand dunes to the glacial valleys; there is a landscape that will suit virtually every personality and preference.
Reasons to Visit Wicklow
Along with the popularity among filmmakers, Wicklow continues to remain a favoured destination for tourists as well. Residing only twenty minutes away from Dublin, many find the county a great place to relax and get away from day to day life. With a multitude of tourist attractions such as the Powerscourt Waterfall, Wicklow Way, Brittas Bay and the castles and homes that are available to be toured there is always something to do. Taking a long walk is possible when you venture along the oldest waymarked long distance walking trail and there are plenty of beaches to enjoy. Like most coastal areas fishing and rafting are quite popular as well as hill walking.
Entertainment and Dining in Wicklow
Mermaid Arts Centre is the county’s largest arts centre and offers a variety of programs including theatre, dance and opera. Like much of Ireland there are plenty of pubs, bars and taverns that offer drinks and live music including Lees Shamrock House. Food is as diverse as the opportunities for fun. Restaurants like Pizzas N’ Cream offer a unique atmosphere for both visitors and locals to enjoy.
Accommodation in Wicklow
Those travelling alone might find benefit from a place like the Knockree Youth Hostel for accommodation. If you want something a little more personal and located near the Powerscourt Waterfall then you might enjoy staying on the 250 acres that make up the Kilpatrick House Bed and Breakfast. There are also numerous other B&Bs, hotels, camping and even self-catering cottages to select from throughout Wicklow.