7 Places Within An Hour Of Dublin For The Perfect Day Trip

Plan your weekend adventures accordingly

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We're so lucky that we've got so many great places right on our doorstep in Dublin.

Since it's the weekend, you'll surely want to do something with your free time over the next few days, so why not take a short journey to someplace special? 

You'll surely find something you like in one of these seven spots...

7. Powercourt Gardens and Waterfall

Wicklow is called the 'Garden of Ireland' with good reason. This stunning waterfall and gardens in Enniskerry was once voted third best garden in the world by National Geographic. Absolutely gorgeous spot.

Powerscourt Deerpark And Waterfall

6. Greystones

Super close, and you can hop on the DART if you don't feel like driving. Make sure to have some lunch in the Happy Pear while you're there.

Greystones Harboura 5072W

5. Newbridge House and Farm

Beautiful house and gardens with a real farm where you can feed the animals, they've got a brilliant playground too if you've little ones in tow.

Cozy Newbridge Red Room

4. Lough Tay, Roundwood

This picturesque lake is also known as the Guinness Lake, and the beach on the northern side is covered in bright white sand which was imported by the Guinness family.

Lough Tay

3. Newgrange

This prehistoric monument in Meath is a world heritage site, older than the Egyptian pyramids. You need to see Ireland's greatest wonder at least once in your life, why not this weekend?

Newgrange Burial Chamber

2. Glendalough

Another amazing Wicklow location that we just had to include in the list, the valley of the two lakes has great hiking trails and so much nature and wildlife.

Glendalough Beautiful

1. The Sugar Loaf

This is the ultimate day trip from Dublin, just a short drive from the city and a seriously rewarding climb to the top. 

Be sure to treat yourself to lunch in Avoca after.

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Written By

Fíodhna Horan Murphy

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