Brimming with history, culture and stunning scenery, you will need no persuasion to escape for your next winter adventure in the southeast
Renowned as one of Ireland’s top holiday and staycation destinations, let Co Wexford be your base for memorable stays, action-packed days and fun-filled nights.
Located in the most south easterly corner of Ireland, Co Wexford is home to stunning coastline, beautiful landscapes, iconic attractions and a wealth of history. Natural beauty and ancient history runs deep in Wexford and makes it a ‘must-visit’ with a journey of unspoiled landscape, golden beaches and first-hand stories of Wexford’s significance in Ireland’s history dating back to Norman times.
From mountains to beaches, heritage and culture, to vibrant towns and quirky villages, to rivers and coastline, tracks and trails, to castles and gardens, galore – Wexford has it all. You’ll find it all in thrilling water activities, fresh walking trails and exciting outdoor adventures, relaxing spa breaks, afternoon tea dates and a place to take slow breaks. Co Wexford is waiting to welcome you.
Make a break for it with family and friends, your other half or solo, there is so much to explore in Co Wexford and a wealth of friendly faces, welcoming businesses owners and stories that light Wexford and its ancient story up. Discover our history, heritage and culture, stunning landscapes and trails, finest gardens and never-ending coastline, not forgetting those hidden gems and Instagrammable spots that everyone wants to visit.
Find your joy here where our corner is home to top-class hospitality and attractions, over 250 km of sandy white beaches, iconic landmarks and locations, irresistible restaurants, food experiences and local produce as well as eccentric nightlife, exciting events and world-famous festivals.
Indulge in Wexford’s local food and drink produce, dine in award-winning restaurants or gather a group for your next walking food trail experience. Explore local businesses and shop small on every corner, making those Wexford memories reality with seasonal gifts from food & craft producers inspired by County Wexford.
Or why not relax by the fire in a quaint country pub or dance the night away with Wexford’s vibrant nightlife bar? With 4* and 5* hotels, idyllic self-catering stays, unique B&Bs, country houses, camping and quirky stays whether you decide on a countryside escape or a town break, County Wexford has something for everyone.
The Cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East
Visit the iconic Hook Lighthouse where you’ll experience over 800 years of light keeping at one of the world’s oldest lighthouses. The Irish National Heritage Park is also an experience into ancient times like no other with the Ringfort, Fulacht Fiadh, Crannóg, Viking House and much more.
Discover Kennedy Homestead, the birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great grandfather and an experience that celebrates the story of this famous Irish American family. Johnstown Castle, Estate, Museum & Gardens is a must-visit with this 19th-century castle boasting spectacular lakes, beautiful walled gardens and sculptures, walks through the estate and a gift shop and café.
Forever a place in Ireland’s history, Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy Castle and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre is not to be missed with realistic and exciting interpretations of the events which took place and followed within this Rebellion Experience.
The bustling town of Gorey, known for its popularity for shopping and nightlife is just minutes away from just some of Wexford’s Courtown and Ballymoney beach in North Wexford and a short journey away from exploring the stunning Victorian Tudor gothic Wells House and Gardens with mystical woodland walks, a craft courtyard, beautiful terrace gardens and much more.
Wexford is the place to be this winter – for daycations, staycations or staying that little bit longer. It’s time to pack your bags and visit Ireland’s Ancient East. Find your joy in Co Wexford. Plan your winter escape at VisitWexford.ie