So much to do; historic houses & gardens, art collections & galleries, heritage attractions, family fun, trails & walks.
County Carlow boasts rich and varied attractions across the country to appeal to visitors of all ages. Starting in Carlow town there are a number of museums and attractions including Carlow Castle, Carlow College and Carlow Cathedral to begin your tour of the county’s historical sites. Our castles and gardens have been included in Ireland’s 20 Hidden Gems by The Guardian while our Chocolate Garden and Pottery School offers fun-filled memories for all the family. Whatever the weather, with Carlow Town’s Omniplex and DOME Family Entertainment Centre there is always something to do in Carlow.
Be a Tourist at Home – Discover Carlow
A treasure trove of walking routes are on offer in Carlow, catering for everyone from the casual walker to the veteran hiker. Looped walks are located throughout the county, with flat walking available along the beautiful Barrow Way and hiking for the more adventurous along the scenic South Leinster and Wicklow Ways.
There’s a completely new addition this year with the opening of the Columban Way, which follows in the footsteps of St Columbanus – offering both flat walking and hiking options. If you’re seeking peace, tranquility, fresh air and harmony with nature, then Carlow’s charming walks await you. Fun, adventure, or quiet reflection – you choose.
Carlow Garden Trail
Open all year round, the Carlow Garden Trail currently features 21 different gardening attractions with an additional three gardens in the surrounding counties of Kildare and Wexford. The trail includes great old gardens that have been lovingly restored and maintained throughout the years, and smaller gardens which are maturing beautifully with time.
Award winning garden centres and forest parks complement the joy of a visit here. The Carlow Garden Trail ranges from small to very large gardens, garden centres and forest parks and from old to new, so there is something to stimulate both the novice and experienced gardener. Known for its mild and temperate climate, County Carlow in Ireland’s sunny South East is the ideal destination for your gardening trip.
Special Accommodation Offers
The Mews – Luxurious self catering accommodations overlooking the River Barrow and Mount Leinster
The Mews at Burgage, luxurious self catering accommodation offers three exceptionally, individual, comfortable luxury self-catering homes located in a picturesque courtyard of a period country estate on the banks of the River Barrow. Burgage built in 1770 is sited on a working thoroughbred stud farm. The self-catering properties are set within the original cut stone, private cobbled courtyard, with its own entrance and parking.
In a stylish, charismatic blend of old and new, guests will enjoy quality beds, top-grade kitchen fittings in a very well equipped kitchen along with sleek, contemporary touches and unapologetic period charm
Huntington Castle Bed and Breakfast
A destination of effortless relaxation, outstanding beauty and fascinating history. If you are looking for somewhere to stay with a difference, then Huntington Castle, a genuine 17th century castle offers some very interesting options.
Sandbrook House and Gardens is a period Queen Anne style house set in twenty five acres of lush parkland in County Carlow.