Activities in the Area

Nearby to Trudder Lodge

With it's prime location set in the heart of the country side of County Wicklow, visitors are spoiled for choice at the amount of nearby historical and cultural attractions and activities.

Newtownmountkennedy is the closest neighbouring village to Trudder Lodge. The village which boasts the longest name in Ireland, has been a popular tourist destination for the last century. A picturesque village set in woodlands and glens including Glen O'Downs, Altidore, Callowhill and Kilmurry.

Explore the adjoining villages of Kilpedder and Kilquade whilst sampling a pint of Guinness in the local pubs in the surrounding countryside. It is an excellent base for exploring all that County Wicklow has to offer.

A mere ten minutes away there are beautiful stony beaches, where you can walk to Greystones or Wicklow, and comb the beaches...

Wicklow's landscape provides a perfect backdrop for a range of activities such as Golf, Walking, Angling, Outdoor Pursuits and Equestrian as well as scenic drives.

Renowned for its scenery, County Wicklow is a beautiful mix of golden sandy beaches, rolling mountains, wooded glens, cascading waterfalls and lakes.

Hidden around every corner are rich and interesting attractions including the 6th century monastic centre of Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Experience the magnificent houses and gardens such as Powerscourt, Kilruddery. Russborough, Avondale and Mount Usher Gardens which prove Wicklow's reputation as the "Garden of Ireland".

Wicklow's picturesque towns and villages have attracted many film makers for years producing such films as "Excalibur", "Michael Collins" and "Braveheart". Popular TV series such as "Ballykissangel" and "Glenroe" were filmed in the attractive villages of Avoca and nearby Kilcoole.


Wicklow is a top Golfing destination featuring world class links courses and stunning parklands, with more than 25 golf courses to suit all levels and all budgets. In the vicinity


Discover Wicklow's amazing scenery & villages. Meet the locals and learn more about our history and legends. In the vicinity

Devils Glen Woods, Ashford

A walk through the forest with unique wooden sculpture throughout. Unique in Ireland, Sculpture in Woodland was formed to develop a greater awareness of wood as an artistic medium. 20 Sculptures are located here, by Irish & International Artists.

Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford

These gardens represent one of the best examples of the romantic Robinsonian garden, a paradise combining plantsmanship with layout. Trees and shrubs introduced from many parts of the world. Woodland and shade loving plants, millions of spring flowering bulbs spread throughout the meadows.Shopping courtyard and woodland cafe on site.

Crone Woods, Glencree

Walk maybe the best part of the Wicklow Way up to Djouce Mountain and Lough Tay. Crone is situated on the south side of the Glencree valley. The valley is one of a series of glaciated valleys that run in an east/west direction along the eastern side of the Wicklow Mountains.

Kindlestown, Greystones

There are 35 hectares of mixed woodland within a network of roads and trails, a car park and viewing points. The forest roads and paths cover a distance of 3.5km with a looped walk of approx. 2.5km. The wood is also an area of archaeological interest, as Kindlestown Hill is believed to be the location of a hill fort dating back to the Iron Age.


Wicklow Historical Gaol

Wander through cells and dungeons and watch a unique combination of actors, audio visual material, interactive displays and reconstruction bring Crime, Cruelty, & Misery to life.

Booking recommended

Tel: +353 (0)404 61599

Powerscourt House and Gardens

Powerscourt is one of the world's great gardens and is situated 19km south of Dublin. The gardens are comprised of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, rambling walks, ornamental lakes and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs.


Glendalough is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Wicklow and indeed all of Ireland. It is unsurprising given the stunning landscape, historic ruins and beautiful walks on offer at this unique location.

There are many, many more heritage sites, centres, attractions and walks in County Wicklow. For more information on these, contact the local Tourist Information Office.

Other Activities

County Wicklow has so much to offer from family fun days with the kids, to romantic getaways, scenic coach tours and Horse and Cart hire.


Outdoor Activities

In every corner of the county there are people ready to help you find your favourite pursuit, be it rock-climbing or quad biking, kayaking or mountain biking, paintball or clay pigeon shooting - the list is endless. Many of these activities can be arranged on site at Trudder for our guests.


County Wicklow offers wonderful opportunities for both the sea and game angler. Wild Brown Trout are plentiful in the rivers and streams that flow off the Wicklow mountain's, with Sea Trout (subject to local bye laws) available in season.

Health and Beauty

There are many day spas and health and beauty rooms in Wicklow, offering every type of beauty and relaxation treatment possible. Why not unwind at one of these wonderful spas.


Shopping is a dream in Wicklow, from internationally known brands to long-established local favourites and local organic and artisan markets.

Wining and Dining

Choose from the ultimate gourmet experience, from a five course meal to a pint in a cosy atmospheric pub. There are many established restaurants and bars throughout the county, with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

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