Do you dream of spending a night beside majestic mountains or watching the peaceful rhythm of a beautiful lake? Enjoy the great outdoors in four-star luxury with a staycation in Wicklow’s hidden gem, Tulfarris Hotel. If you’re planning a two-night midweek or weekend break in Ireland’s Ancient East but aren’t sure what to do here, take a look at our plan for 48-hours in Wicklow which includes golf, shopping, sightseeing and plenty of time in the great outdoors.
Check into the luxury of Tulfarris Hotel and Golf resort, drop your bags in your bedroom and take off exploring the hotel and grounds. Admire the perfectly manicured lawns of our golf course and get to know the majestic surrounds of the Blessington Lakes. Return to the hotel for a complimentary glass of prosecco as a thank you for booking directly with the hotel. Order A La Carte from our lunch menu in Elk Bar ensuring you are well fuelled for an afternoon of exploring.
After lunch, enjoy a taste of local history with a visit to the beautiful Russborough House, one of Ireland’s most beautiful homes. Enjoy the has magnificent views of the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow mountains beyond while exploring the inside and grounds of this beautiful country estate. Finish off your evening with a sunset walk around the Blessington Greenway. The trail starts at Russborough House and leads North along the shores of Blessington Lakes and through forest and natural woodland until you get to Blessington. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the area.
Check out some of the local bars and restaurants for your first evening meal in Wicklow before returning to Elk Bar for a nightcap. If you’d like, we can deliver an evening drink and a dessert to your room for the ultimate night of indulgence. Enjoy a great nights sleep and get ready for an exciting day tomorrow.
Start the second day of your staycation in Wicklow bright and early with breakfast in our dining room. We serve a huge selection of breakfast items, all locally sourced where possible and served with views across our golf course. Enjoy a hearty full Irish or healthy continental option with something to suit all tastes and appetites. It’s enough to set you up for the day.
Golf in Wicklow is unrivalled so start your day with an early round on our championship course. Set across three peninsulas and designed by renowned golf course architect Patrick J Merrigan, our stunning 18-hole course is a paradise for lovers of the game. It’s a challenging but enjoyable round and having been home to the PGA EuroPro tour 2018, 2019 & 2020 even the pros agree. Contact our team to book your space or check out our Play, Stay & Dine packages for an all-inclusive golf break in Wicklow.
Stop for a coffee and a bite in our coffee dock located close to the course before heading out for a little retail therapy. Dublin City is only 37 kilometres down the road where you can shop till you drop. Alternatively, you can visit the local shops in Blessington Village or take a drive over to Naas town. Kildare Village, one of the countries premier outlet shopping areas, is just a 30-minutes’ drive from our hotel in Wicklow.
After a long day of shopping and golfing, return to Tulfarris Hotel for a truly sumptuous meal in Fia Rua, our AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Our chef’s high standards means that nothing leaves the kitchen without our signature mark of quality and taste. Finish the evening with a cocktail or a drink from Elk bar while you relax in front of the fire.
Before you check out, enjoy one last breakfast in Tulfarris Hotel in Wicklow fuelling you for a trip home. Enjoy a last stroll along the green enjoying the scenery and reflecting on your trip before checking out. Feel free to leave your bags safe with our team while you enjoy the last few hours of your weekend in Wicklow.
Book your staycation in Tulfarris, one of the premier golf resort hotels in Wicklow today and let us show you the best of the county. Our Play, Stay & Dine and Restore and Explore Packages are exclusively available when you book directly on our website or with our friendly team. Ask about our self-catering lodges for family breaks with a difference too.
Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a daytime writer for Tulfarris Hotel Wicklow, a luxury four-star hotel, perfect for guests who’d love to retreat in an 18th-century manor house situated in the heart of Wicklow, Ireland. Sharing tips and tricks about travel, food, and lifestyle is something she finds enjoyable, next to taking pictures of Douglas, her dog.