I stayed at Wicklow Lighthouse with my family (2 kids aged 9 and 5) last week. The place is magic! What a way to get away from it all. I could have stared out of the windows for days. It's amazingly cozy too. Our kids adored it; it really sparked their imaginations. We didn't miss TV or the internet for a second.
You do need to bring warm sweatshirts as the windows let in quite a draft, but that's part and parcel of the experience. There are plenty of nice blankets in the living room to wrap up in as you sit and soak in the view.
Also watch out for the 109 steps to the kitchen - again, part of the charm but I wouldn't do it with kids younger than 4 or so.
Go and stay at this fabulous place!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wicklow Lighthouse is a 6 storey high tower. A granite octagonal building, it was built as a lighthouse in the mid 1800s, but only functioned as such for a short length of time before it was decommissioned and replaced by a new lighthouse further out on the headland.This is a spectacular building. All the windows on each level have fantastic views - out to sea or inland across Co.WicklowThere is an entrance foyer with a guest wc off; two double bedrooms; a bathroom; living room; kitchen. Please note there are 109 steps from the entrance level to the kitchen which is at the top of the building ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wicklow Head Lighthouse Hotel Wicklow