Car and Van hire in Wicklow
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Car & Van Rental at Wicklow
Wicklow, the county town of County Wicklow, is a charming town nestled on the eastern coast of Ireland, around 30 miles or an hour’s drive south of Dublin. It’s a small town, but has many attractions and makes a great base to explore the region or to stop off at on a road trip down the east coast. The historic centre is worth taking some time to explore, while the countryside around includes world famous gardens, folk museums, historic houses and nature trails.
Dublin South is the closest Enterprise branch for arranging your car hire in Wicklow, located in the suburban seaside town of Dún Laoghaire, around seven miles or half an hour south of Dublin centre. From here, it is an easy drive straight down the N11/M11 to Wicklow. There are several other locations around Dublin that may be more convenient for picking up a rental vehicle, including Dublin City Centre, West Dublin, Dublin North, Dublin Airport and Swords, depending on where in the city you are staying. Vehicles can be picked up at one location and dropped off at another if required.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Wicklow
Hiring a car couldn’t be easier than with Enterprise. There is a good range of vehicles for pick-up at Dublin South, including Class A Mini vehicles such as Ford Ka, Class B Economy vehicles such as Ford Fiesta, Large Compact cars such as Opel Astra, Class F Standard cars such as Opel Insignia, Mini MPV vehicles such as Opel Zafira, Full Size MPVs such as Ford Galaxy, and Small Premium cars such as Audi A4. These can seat from four to seven passengers and many have features including power steering and air conditioning. Enterprise’s highly trained staff can advise on the best set of wheels and rental package for your trip so you don’t need to worry about a thing. If you want a particular vehicle for your trip to Wicklow, it is best to check in advance online – a larger range of vehicles may be available at different locations.
Attractions in Wicklow
Attractions in Wicklow include Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, where audio-visual displays and interpretation tell the stories of Irish history, including the 1798 rebellion, famine and the Irish war of Independence. The ruins of the Black Castle, meanwhile, are a short walk to the eastern part of town, where the castle stands brooding on a promontory over the sea, giving panoramic views in all directions. The Murrough is a coastal wetland area, the largest on the eastern coast of Ireland, and a superb example of natural heritage where bird and wildlife-spotters flock to see the many species found there. Ballymurrin Quaker Farmstead is another historic attraction where visitors can explore the house and homestead of the new settlers known as the Quakers, and experience their daily struggles and simple agricultural lives.
Places to Visit Outside Wicklow
County Wicklow has many more attractions waiting to be discovered beyond the town walls, and renting a vehicle makes it easy to get out and about into the region. The region is well-known for its beautiful gardens. The historic houses and gardens include Mount Usher, Russborough House, Dower House, Festina Lente Gardens, June Blake’s Garden, Kilmacurragh National Botanic Garden, Hunting Brook Gardens, Killruddery House and Gardens, to name just a few.
Other historic attractions in the county may be easily reached with a Wicklow hire car, including Aghoyle Church, Glendalough Monastic City, the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Baltinglass Abbey, the Mottee Stone, and Glencree Visitor Centre, though you’ll find there are a number of other options for a day out, too.
There are plenty of places for family fun and adventure, such as the National Aquarium Sealife Centre Bray, Tinahely Farm, Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood and Glenroe Open Farm – all easily accessible with a Wicklow hire car. Scenic locations that nature-lovers will not want to miss include Glenmacnass Waterfall, the Meeting of the Waters, Brittas Bay Beach, Tomnafinnoge Woods, Lough Tay, Greystones South Beach. Many of these can be found in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and surrounding area, where there are also many scenic walking trails to be explored.
Airport Car Hire
Dublin Airport is the most convenient place to pick up a rental car. Located about five miles to the north of the city, Dublin Airport is Ireland’s busiest and the headquarters of Aer Lingus and Ryanair, besides others. It serves hundreds of domestic and international destinations and for many visitors it is the gateway to the Emerald Isle. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Enterprise has a kiosk in the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 1. It is easy to find from Terminal 2, simply by following the Car Rental signs.
Parking and Traffic Information in Wicklow
Parking is available at all out-of-town attractions. In Wicklow Town, there is free parking at the Park and Ride facility on Mill Road or visitors may park in zoned areas, with the zone colour determining how long you may stay for – the red zone is a maximum of two hours while you may park all day in the blue zone.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
From large people carriers to smaller economy cars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car guarantees cheap rates on car hire from our Wicklow branch. Our economy cars are renowned for being cheap to hire as well as low running costs with great fuel efficiency. Book online in advance for our cheapest prices, alternatively book in branch and get the car that suits your needs.
Moving house? Moving furniture? Enterprise has vans available at our Wicklow branches to ensure that you can get a vehicle to suit your needs. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans – give our branches a call or book online to guarantee you a van hire that will suit your needs. Van hire is cheap and easy through Enterprise online or in branch, we promise to provide a vehicle to suit you for as long as you require it.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I be allowed to cross into bordering countries?
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
- Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
- How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
- What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
All drivers must produce all parts of a valid driving licence. Non-EU licence holders are required to have an international driving permit if the licence is not in English. Domestic renters must produce photo id, passport or driving licence. International travellers must produce a passport, proof of return travel and residency information while in Ireland. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
- Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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