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Powerscourt Gardens and House

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Address: Enniskerry, Ireland
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Voted No. 3 In the Top 10 Gardens of the World - by National Geographic!

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Voted No. 3 In the Top 10 Gardens of the World - by National Geographic!

One of the world's great Gardens, Powerscourt is situated 20km south of Dublin City Centre in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains.The Garden was begun by Richard Wingfield in the 1740's and stretches out over 47 acres. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs.

The House was gutted by fire in 1974 but recently has been reborn as an exceptional tourist destination. An audio visual brings to life the rich history of the Estate, while the double height Georgian Ballroom has been restored and hosts wedding and special events.The House is now home to the best in Irish design in gifts, clothes and furniture in the Avoca Stores and Interiors Gallery.

Treat yourself to lunch at the Terrace Cafe where you can enjoy exceptional food, from each loaf of Irish bread to Mediterranean tarts or extraordinary salads. Come and explore all that Powerscourt House & Gardens has to offer, there's something for everyone from little explorers to garden enthusiasts!

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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour
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Wicklow, Powerscourt and Glendalough Tour from Dublin

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A wonderful garden that is very impressive even in the winter months. Full of interesting features, the mini castle a great favourite with the children as was the sunken garden... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful garden that is very impressive even in the winter months. Full of interesting features, the mini castle a great favourite with the children as was the sunken garden. Great planting to admire with views of the mountains in the background. The designer shops had lovely country furniture and knitted clothes plus a weather of items for the tourist.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this was an absolutely beautiful walk and setting to enjoy a quiet stroll post concert morning with my love

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Powerscourt is very near where I live so I am fortunate to be able to visit regularly. I think it has one of the most beautiful views in Ireland. There are lovely walks, beautiful scenery, great food and the possibility of buying gifts. The gardens are among the most spectacular in the country. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just about one of my favorite places to go in Ireland. Spectacular formal gardens with great views out towards Sugarloaf mountain. You can spend an hour here or five hours, its entirely up to you. And when you get hungry you can drop into the Avoca Cafe/Restaurant, or you can visit the shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens were so amazing that I decided to propose to my girlfriend there. We spent half a day there just walking thru all the different gardens. Everything is so lush and beautiful, what more could you ask for?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Powerscourt gardens are a sight to behold. The palisade garden, lake and fountain speak for themselves with the wonderful background of the Sugar Loaf Mountain on a sunny Saturday in February not to be missed. With afternoon tea on the terrace of the house - it was wonderful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful attraction that is a short drive from Dublin. The mansion is impressive but it is of course the massive and beautiful lawn that steals the show. The detailed gardens are cool to explore. There is not much in the house as it is a big store now. Everything looks almost exactly like it did in The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So visited the gardens at powerscourt in Wicklow as a family of 4. Weather a bit chilly in February, but the hour walk around will warm you up .€18 for a family pass is pretty good value, my advice is bring a camera as there is spectacular scenery to capture as well as lots of nice plants and sculptures. Overall... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Powerscourt in February 2017. The gardens and surrounding amenities are the prize to see. The house itself has been transformed into shops and the like, but the manicured gardens, fountains and trails are beautiful and worth a see. I would pair it with a visit to the Ritz hotel for lunch or dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on (30/01) Monday for my birthday as we were staying in Rathdrum. It was a cold, windy, drizzly day but we still managed to walk the grounds and have a route about. It was very very pretty and worth the walk around in the rain. Extremely well kept and the gardeners must work very hard all year... More 

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