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Glen na Smole
Glen na Smole

Ashtown Lane, Marlton Road, Wicklow

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4.6 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Situated in Wicklow, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wicklow's Historic Gaol, Wicklow Gaol, and Black Castle. …

£62
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort

Newtownmountkennedy, Newtownmountkennedy A63 DW08

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4.6 out of 5 (229 reviews)

Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Druids Glen Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hilltop …

£141
Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection
Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry

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4.7 out of 5 (249 reviews)

Located in a rural location, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt Waterfall …

£133
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Stockhole Lane, Dublin

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4.1 out of 5 (5,710 reviews)

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport places guests a 7-minute drive or shuttle ride from the terminals. It's a 20 minute cab journe …

£63
Parkview Hotel
Parkview Hotel

Main Street, Newtownmountkennedy A63 FX72

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4.4 out of 5 (235 reviews)

This family-friendly Newtownmountkennedy hotel is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hilltop Shooting Club, …

£46
The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Hotel

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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3.5 out of 5 (453 reviews)

This family-friendly Dublin hotel is located near the airport, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Tallaght Stadium, and within 6 mi (10 km) …

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Ashling Hotel Dublin
Ashling Hotel Dublin

Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

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4.5 out of 5 (2,577 reviews)

Ashling Hotel Dublin is on the stately north bank of the River Liffey, a 5-minute walk from Heuston Station, and a 5-minute …

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The Westbury Hotel
The Westbury Hotel

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

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4.7 out of 5 (1,225 reviews)

Luxury 5 Star Hotel in Dublin city centre, located beside the main shopping district Grafton Street, and walking distance t …

£184
Brooklodge & Macreddin Village
Brooklodge & Macreddin Village

Macreddin Village, Aughrim

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4.4 out of 5 (87 reviews)

Situated in Aughrim, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Greenan Farm Museum and Maze, Woodenbridge Golf Club, and Hidde …

£111
Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge
Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge

Vale Of Avoca, Arklow

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4.1 out of 5 (93 reviews)

Situated on a river, this romantic hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Woodenbridge Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mill at …

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Pocket Guide: Wicklow Black Castle Hotels

The dramatic and evocative ruins of Black Castle perch on a rugged, rocky promontory that overlooks the encroaching sea. They are a forgotten gem of Ireland and well worth a visit. Those staying in hotels in the town of Wicklow itself will be able to take an easy stroll to see the remaining ruins, but visitors in hotels anywhere in the county will find the castle just a short, but very worthwhile, drive away.

The ancient castle of Wicklow Town is separated from the mainland by a large artificial fosse. Its precise twists and turns of ownership and construction have been lost in the mists of time but it is possible to delineate the main parts of its history.

Black Castle’s History

The date of its construction is uncertain but it is believed to have been built by an ancestor to the Earls of Kildare. The castle was once a formidable presence and central to the protection and development of Wicklow.

Glance around when you visit and you will see how the low-lying nature of the coast north of the castle left the area open to invasion. For this reason control of the castle became key to controlling the immediate surrounding area.

The mountains of Wicklow, which are now a main reason to visit to enjoy peaceful walks, were once home to marauding indigenous clans who descended regularly to attack the castle and its Norman occupants and later its English keepers.

The castle’s decay began in the 17th Century and time has certainly taken its toll. Today, very little remains of it: there are just a few small, forlorn wall fragments but they make an evocative image and breathtaking sight. There is a fine vantage-point for views over the town and the northern coast of Wicklow from the ruins.

Hotels for Black Castle

You can find a range of hotels in Wicklow itself that place you on the doorstep of the ruins. You can easily walk to the Black Castle from Wicklow Town Main Street by turning onto the South Quay and walking up the hill. From here you will soon see the ruins just beyond the large cannons.

You may, however, prefer to get away from it all and base yourself in one of the many hotels situated in the delightful countryside of County Wicklow that still place attractions such as Black Castle within easy reach.

Within County Wicklow you can find everything from luxury hotels to great value two star accommodation. For those with a love of sport there are hotels with golf courses in their grounds and for those with a love of animals you will not struggle to find a pet-friendly hotel. Romantic hotels suitable for couples looking to enjoy the beautiful countryside offer privacy and tranquillity whilst family-friendly hotels offer larger rooms and often have a play area outside.

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