08 June 2012

Things To Do In Dublin: Head For The Hills, and Visit Victoria's Way

Victoria's Way Sculpture and Philosophy Park Dublin

What better way to spend a sunny afternoon than on a philosophical journey from birth to death, amongst the trees, wildflowers and bog lands of this sculpture park in the Wicklow mountains? Today’s post is dedicated to one of my favourite discoveries, a genuine hidden gem that I was lucky enough to stumble across while en route to a kiddies fun park.
Victoria's Way is the creation of owner Victor Langheld, whose vision has been brought to life by a team of Indian sculptors. This 22 acre park now houses more than 20 colossal sculptures, including a host of giant granite elephants, an emaciated Buddha, a capsized ferryman and a gigantic finger, to name but a few. They're all created in India and shipped to Ireland at the owner's personal expense.
The park is open from 12.30pm to 6.00pm every day, from the end of April to mid September. Admission is €2.50 and works, like the on-site craft shop, on an honour system. Drop the coins in the allotted slot, and proceed on your merry way. It takes at least an hour to wander round.
And speaking of the craft shop – make sure you drop in! It’s filled with all sorts of delight’s picked up on Victor’s travels – ranging from incense to jewellery to little statues of Indian gods – and all at incredibly reasonable prices. I like to stock up on ear-rings and trinket boxes while I’m here.
Magical, spiritual, beautiful, serene and more than a little bonkers, Victoria's Way is all of these things and more. It's a unique and surreal experience, and well worth the trip.
For directions and more details, check out The Victoria's Way website. Fancy a trip?


Adele said...

I would love to come back to Dublin one day!
Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo

Anonymous said...

Wow never heard of this, this looks mental but brilliant we'll have to pay a visit! Thanks for the post:)

COPPER GARDEN // UK Fashion + Beauty Blog said...

That mermaid statue is really strange, I have just spent a while staring at it, trying to work it out! haha. xx

Jessie @ CopperGarden.blogspot.com

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

I've never been here !
Must remember this place the next time I'm back !




fluff and fripperies said...

It's a wonderful place, well worth a visit!

Mr Fluff said...

Nowhere more relaxing (despite some of the more terrifying sculptures) around Dublin to be on a sunny day!

ElsaD said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! Never been to Ireland...Looking forward to visit! Have a great weekend! XOXO

MyCrushCouture said...

Yea I was totally staring at the mermaid sculpture lol but beauty is art and this is really beautiful, If I ever have the chance to visit I would definitely check it out! Nice blog :)

Kisses from US


Caroline said...

It looks like a great place to visit :) I'd love to visit Dublin!

Caroline x
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YourBeauty said...

Fantastic post! Never new about this place, first dry sunny day and im there. Looks amazing x

Jelena Dimić said...

I'd love to visit Dublin one day! Looks like a happy city. :D
I'm following you. :* If you want, you can find me on: http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com
Have a nice day! Kisses from Serbia! :*

Leslie said...

wow, amazing sculpture. That mermaid appears to be giving birth? I enjoy looking at art that invites thought. Very interesting! Thank you for sharing this :)

Have a wonderful weekend!