Heritage week 2014
Attractions close to Trading Post Camping and Caravan Park
Below is just a favour of some attractions within cycling distance.
National Heritage Park
A visit to the Irish National Heritage Park is like no other you can imagine. Surprises await around every turn as you explore 35 acres of this remarkable heritage trail. From campsite to Ringfort, from mill to Fulacht Fiadh, from Crannog to Viking house, every activity is an unexpected adventure into 9,000 years.
T: +353 (0) 53 912 0733
Sat Nav: N: 52.348 W: -6.51673
Distance: 18km – directions
Distance 7Km directions
Enniscorthy Castle, National 1798 Centre and Vingar Hill
Recently renovated and refurbished, Enniscorthy Castle explores the development of the castle and town from its earliest 12th Century Anglo-Norman origins, through the 16th century, with recreations of the rooms of Mr. Henry J. Roche and his family who lived there from 1903 to 1951. The exhibitions also explore the 1916 Rising in Enniscorthy and the work of Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray born in 1878 just outside Enniscorthy.
The roof of the castle is also accessible, with spectacular views of the surrounding buildings, Vinegar Hill, and countryside.
Johnstown Castle, Gardens and Irish Agricultural Museum
The mature woodlands and lakes of this demesne provide the perfect setting for this turreted, battlemented and machicolated castle of gleaming silver-grey ashlar, built for the Grogan Morgan family between 1810 and 1855 and incorporating part of a more ancient castle.
The Irish Agricultural Museum is a premier cultural institution within the South East. It showcases country life and displays a vast array of artefacts relating to a bygone era including carts, ploughs, country dressers and sugan chairs.
Location: Johnstown Castle Estate
Sat Nav: N: 52.17782 W: -6.30355
Distance: 21km directions
Wells House and Gardens
Waiting to be explored is Wells House & Gardens, a great Victorian House and Gardens in the heart of Wexford. Wells House has something special for all generations to enjoy and share.
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
From early October through to the middle of April, the North and South Slobs and the Harbour are home to thousands of ducks, geese, swans and waders making this a site of major international importance for wildfowl and waders. In addition, during spring and autumn, large numbers of birds on migration stop to feed in these rich areas.
T 353 (0) 53 912 3406
Sat Nav: 52.35960, -6.41720
Distance: 15km directions
Curracloe beach and Raven nature reserve
Possibly one of Ireland’s finest beaches, a beautiful place for a walk or cycle either through mature pine forest growing on old sand dunes parallel to the sea or the beach itself.
Distance 9km directions
A little know fact – Wexford is famed for its sand and supplies the majority of Ireland with sand for golf, equine, sport grounds, playground and many other industries.