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Wicklow Mountains: a view of the city

Photo by: Ana Chagas

Wicklow Mountains National Park is situated in the south of Dublin. It covers 20,483 hectares and is a very popular location in Ireland for tourists and for those who already live here. There is possible to watch sunrises and sunsets, view the city from above and get some fresh air.

The National Park extends over much of the Wicklow mountains. Upland blanket bog and heath cover the upland slopes and rounded peaks. The wide-open vistas are interrupted only by forestry plantations and narrow winding mountain roads. Fast-flowing streams descend into the deep lakes of the wooded valleys and continue their course into the surrounding lowlands.

There is no area for camping and caravan sites within the National Park. There are some campsites close to the Park, which is possible to check on www.visitwicklow.ie.

The Wicklow Mountains are also a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) under EU law. It was established in 1991 to conserve the flora and fauna.

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County Wicklow has been the scene of many movies for its wild and beautiful landscape. The films produced in the country create jobs for the population as well, lines are formed at the auditions that take place to participate as extras in the attractions.

Some of the productions that had scenes shot in the country are PS: I LOVE YOU (2007)BRAVEHEART (1994)EXCALIBUR (1981)MICHAEL COLLINS (1996)THE TUDORS (2007-2010)VIKINGS (2015) and ELLA ENCHANTED (2004).

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