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Wicklow Guide


Wicklow is a beautiful county located on the eastern coast of Ireland. Completely blessed with natural beauty, Wicklow is also known as the garden of Ireland. It has magnificent hills and beautiful beaches. In short, it has every element to make it an ideal holiday-destination. It is the perfect place for every excursion trip whether a family holiday, a honeymoon or just a short weekend trip. Book car hire in Wicklow to help get the best out of your time here. We'll find you cheap deals, all you need to do is fill the search form and hit the Search button.

Explore Wicklow

The main attractions of this place are the Clogga beach, Meeting of the waters, Mount Usher gardens and the Blessington lakes. All these places are marvelous examples of natural beauty. Wicklow has many historical monuments to boast of like Baltinglass Abbey and Dwyer Macalllister cottage.

Wicklow's architectural heritage needs to be seen and to be believed. Wicklow was founded by the Vikings tribe in 870 A.D. and its name is derived from the word 'Vikinglow'. Wicklow was established as a county in 1606 from Dublin and Carlow and was the last county to be established.

Referred to as the Hollywood of Europe, Wicklow has been the film set of many famous English movies such as Excalibur, Brave Heart and P.S I love you. When visiting this place, you can enjoy a tour of all these sites where these blockbusters were shot. You can enjoy the rich arts and culture of this place which is shown in festivals like Arklow music festival and Bray Jazz festival.

Wicklow offers a plethora of accommodation facilities to the tourists to suit their pocket. For elegant five star hotels to nice and clean two -star hotels, Wicklow has lodging facilities available for each class of tourist. Enthusiasts can also go for high-class horse-driven caravans and just get a new kind of experience.

The major suburbs in Wicklow are: Broomhall, Ballyguile, Ballynerrin, Dunbur and Sea Crest.


It is very easy to travel to Wicklow, as it is just 16kms south of Dublin and you can easily commute through bus and car. Travellers can also avail rail from Dublin to travel here.

By air
Dublin International Airport is located only 47 minutes drive north of Wicklow. Buses, taxis shuttle services and car hire are all on offer here to take travellers into the heart of Dublin and further afield. If Dublin Airport is your arrival destination please be sure to arrange car hire collection and drop-off here, and reduce your airport transport costs.

By car
The N11 and M11 runs from Dublin to Wicklow making it simple to get from the capital if you arrive at Dublin Airport or Harbour.

By boat
The port of Dublin is the arrival point for many travellers coming from the UK. There are plenty of car rental services here, as well as taxis waiting on standby, and passing buses.

Practical information

  • Currency
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  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Irish

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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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