Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Places to Stay | Co. Wicklow, Ireland

This property a most unique place to stay in County Wicklow.

Wicklow Head is a headland near the southeast edge of the town of Wicklow in County Wicklow, approximately 3 km from the centre of the town. Geographically, it is the easternmost point on the mainland of the Republic of Ireland.

Wicklow Head Lighthouse has safeguarded the scenic Wicklow coastline since 1781. This 95-foot-high stone tower once supported an eight-sided lantern, and has been renovated by the Irish Landmark Trust as a delightfully quirky lodging.

It was originally part of a pair of lighthouses constructed to eliminate the confusion among mariners who wondered if they were at Howth or Hook Head. Today, the lighthouse provides a unique and historic self-catering accommodation for travellers visiting Wicklow Town. A peace seeker’s haven with inspiring and refreshing views of the Irish Sea.

The Lighthouse has 6 octagonal rooms carefully constructed in the void that existed within the tower when it was first taken on by Irish Landmark.  There are two double bedrooms and one bathroom. The arched windows set into walls, which are a metre or more thick, offer stunning views out to the Irish Sea and the surrounding countryside.

Wicklow Town is just 5km away and has all the required amenities. The surrounding area has beautiful scenery with magnificent hills and mountains. Popular Wicklow attractions include the Wicklow Way walking route, Powerscourt House and Gardens, Wicklow Gaol, Sally Gap and Glendalough.

The landscape and scenery surrounding the lighthouse provide a perfect backdrop for a unique and memorable break.

Special note: Guests should note that there are 109 steps to the kitchen, which is on the top floor.


Address: Wicklow Head Lighthouse, Dunbar Head, Wicklow Head, Co. Wicklow Ireland

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