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Great Sugar Loaf - Things to Know Before Visiting

Great Sugar Loaf, Glencap Commons South, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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About Great Sugar Loaf

Great Sugar Loaf at 501 metres, is the 404th–highest peak in Ireland. Its isolation from other hills, steep slopes, and conical shape makes it appear much taller than it’s 501m height above sea level. It is composed of Cambrian quartzite and is an erosion-resistant metamorphosed sedimentary deposit that once formed part of the ocean floor. A good treking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.


Attractions Near Great Sugar Loaf

Little Sugar Loaf
Little Sugar Loaf2.54km from Great Sugar Loaf

The little Sugar loaf is situated between the village of Kilmacanougue and the seaside town of Bray in Co. Wicklow. The little Sugar loaf has a summit height of 342m and sits in the shadow of its big brother the great Sugar loaf. The route offers amazing views going through Bray Head, Belmont Demesne and the Little Sugarloaf, the Big Sugarloaf, Powerscourt Waterfall and more.

Garden House
Garden House4.11km from Great Sugar Loaf

Killruddery House is a large country house on the southern outskirts of Bray in County Wicklow, Ireland, approximately 20 km south of Dublin. The present structure is a south facing multi-bay mansion, originally dating from the 17th century, but remodelled and extended in 1820 in the Elizabethan style. It is constructed as variously single, two, three and four storeys in the shape of an irregular quadrangle enclosing a courtyard.

Powerscourt House & Gardens
Powerscourt House & Gardens4.15km from Great Sugar Loaf

This is one of the world’s great gardens set against the backdrop of the great Sugarloaf Mountain and is located 20km south of Dublin City Centre. The house, originally a 13th-century castle, was extensively altered during the 18th century by German architect Richard Cassels, starting in 1731 and finishing in 1741. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks.

Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall4.19km from Great Sugar Loaf

This is the second highest waterfall in Ireland Set at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains. The waterfall is a favourite destination for family picnics and visitors are also welcome to enjoy a barbecue. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained and a playground for younger children. The waterfall is part of the Powerscourt Estate, which is open to the public for an entrance fee.

Killruddery House & Gardens
Killruddery House & Gardens4.42km from Great Sugar Loaf

Killruddery House is a large country house on the southern outskirts of Bray in County Wicklow, Ireland, approximately 20 km south of Dublin. The present structure is a south facing multi-bay mansion, originally dating from the 17th century, but remodelled and extended in 1820 in the Elizabethan style. It is constructed as variously single, two, three and four storeys in the shape of an irregular quadrangle enclosing a courtyard.

Crone Woods
Crone Woods5.2km from Great Sugar Loaf

Crone Woods,is located in the northeastern section of the Wicklow Mountains, just below the summit of Maulin 570 metres, in Wicklow in the Ireland. Crone Woods have an extensive network of forest trails and hikes which can be accessed from the village of Enniskerry. The woods were once part of the Powerscourt Estate with records from the 13th-century showing the area was set aside as a royal hunting ground. The forest is owned and operated by Coillte, the Irish state forestry agency.

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County Wicklow is a county in Ireland. The last of the traditional 32 counties, having been formed as late as 1606, it is part of the Mid-East Region and the traditional province of Leinster. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the counties of Wexford to the south, Carlow to the southwest, Kildare to the west, and Dublin to the north.

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