8 Places Within An Hour Of Dublin For A Magical Day Trip

Perfect for the bank holiday weekend!

Glendalough Beautiful

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

Since we're facing into a long weekend, you'll surely want to do something nice over the next few days, so why not take a short journey to someplace special? 

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

8. Powercourt Gardens and Waterfall

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

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7. Kildare Village

A day's shopping never hurt anybody, and the discounts here are incredible with a great range of food choices too.

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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.

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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're bringing along any little ones.

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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.

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3. Newgrange

This prehistoric monument in Meath is a world heritage site, older than the Egyptian pyramids. Really impressive walking around the place to think they built this so perfectly without the help of any modern machinery.

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, and you can treat yourself to lunch in Avoca after.

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Written By

Fíodhna Horan Murphy

Fíodhna is deputy editor of Lovin Dublin and the Lovin Group. She's mad into music, gigs, cans by the canal and anything leopard print.

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