This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Knockree. To help you make friends with Knockree before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
County Wicklow is known as the Garden of Ireland – one of the country’s most popular outdoor destinations. This area boasts some of Ireland’s most impressive landscapes, with the largest national park, greatest amount of forest land, biggest mountain expanse, tallest waterfall, and the largest man-made lake in the country.
Accommodation is varied in Knockree, ranging from friendly hostels to elegant boutique hotels. The hostels provide tourists with plenty of opportunities to interact with other travelers in the area, and the privacy offered by Knockree’s hotel selection lets visitors pull back and enjoy sight-seeing at their own pace.
In addition to the gorgeous gardens located in this mountainous region, Wicklow is home to a number of fascinating historical sites. Visitors can check out ancient churches, explore a 6th century monastic site, stop by Wicklow Jail to relive the 1798 Rebellion, and marvel at the impressive Killruddery and Russborough houses.
Visitors to Wicklow have tons of activities available to them right outside the door to their hostel or hotel. Horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, archery, cycling and mountain biking, sailing, fishing, flying, and even just walking tours will give tourists a choice of unique and exciting ways to explore all that County Wicklow and Knockree have to offer.
Culinary options are also varied in this part of Ireland. Travelers can grab a quick burger from some of Wicklow’s take-away restaurants, sit in a café and people-watch, or stop by some of the pubs and bars in the area to enjoy a pint of Guinness before heading back to their room for the night.
Unfortunately, transport to this area is limited, so travelers will need to plan ahead to arrange for their journey from the airport or train station to this spectacular mountain region. Bus routes are available, as well as car rental services. Luckily, travel through this area is very scenic, making the commute highly enjoyable.
Written by local enthusiast for Knockree hostelsJakob Lombardi