The county of Wexford is located just a two hour drive from Dublin, but a world away from stressful hustle and bustle. Wexford Town has many tourist attractions from ancient buildings to seaside resorts and wildlife reserves. Start your getaway to Wexford by wandering through the old streets of Wexford Town on the banks of the Stanley River to see the Town Walls, the Twin Churches and the Celtic influence on the town. Selskar Abbey in Wexford is the oldest place of worship in the county dating from the 13th century and was built to replace a Norse temple to Odin. Lady’s Island has an important Christian pilgrimage site and the ruins of an Augustinian monastery.
Out from Wexford Town are boat tours for reef and wreck diving and fishing. Wexford is famous for its birdlife and considered to be one of the best places in Ireland for bird watching, with the best locations at Baginbun Head, Bannow Bay and Hook Head. History lovers will enjoy visiting the 16th century Ballyhack Castle and Duncannon Fort which dates back to the Iron Age. There are many points of interest in Wexford and its proximity to Dublin makes it an ideal getaway spot.
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