Local Attractions

Local Attractions in County Wicklow

Mount Usher Gardens

Mount Usher View Bed and Breakfast is located in close proximity to Mount Usher gardens. Laid out along the banks of the River Vartry, Mount Usher has been designed in the Robinsonian style. Trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants have been introduced from all parts of the globe and are planted in harmony with woodland and shade loving plants.

Like all the great gardens of Ireland, Mount Usher offers varying pleasures at different seasons of the year. Rhododendrons in Spring, a blaze of Summer colour and the wistful tints of Autumn, all elegantly set off by the crystal waters of the river.

Mount Usher House and Gardens

In addition to the Gardens, Mount Usher offers a comprehensive home produced menu in the Avoca Garden Cafe, as well as a Shopping Courtyard which is open all year round. Ample car parking and coach spaces are available and the Gardens are within easy reach of Dublin. What better way to relax after a day exploring Mount Usher Gardens than in the comfort of a bed and breakfast in Ashford.

For more information please visit www.mountushergardens.ie

Avondale House and Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Avondale House, the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history. Set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres, this beautiful Georgian house designed by James Wyatt and built in 1777 contains fine original plasterwork and furniture belonging to the Parnell Family. Mount Usher bed and breakfast is an excellent choice of B&B accommodation in Ashford, County Wicklow.

Avondale House is also synonymous with the birth of Irish Forestry, The State purchased Avondale in 1904 and it was in Avondale that the first silvicultural experimental plots were laid out along the lines of a continental forest garden. If you are planning to visit Avondale House and Forest Park why not book your bed and breakfast accommodation in Ashford online using our ‘Book Online Now’ facility on this website.


Off the N11 on to R752 to Rathdrum and L2149 to Avondale
Further information : 0404-46111 or visit www.coillteoutdoors.ie

Facilities at Avondale House and Forest Park:

The Kitchen Café – serving light lunches to tailored menus for groups. Wine licence.
Guided tours – House and Forest (booking necessary)
Children’s play area,
Centenary Walk,
River walk along the banks of the Avonmore River,
Exotic Tree Trail,
Sli na Slainte (path to health walk),
Cairn Walk,
Pine Trail,
Deer Pen,
Picnic Benches,
Large car/coach parking area,
Toilet facilities in car park.
Limited wheelchair access in some locations.