Powerscourt Gardens and House

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Powerscourt Gardens and House

Powerscourt Gardens and House
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens
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09:30 - 17:30
Monday
09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:30
Sunday
09:30 - 17:30
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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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SwayneTrayne
Great Falls, VA4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Americans traveling to Ireland and we found this charming distillery and gardens. It was a lovely place, but they could not add any distillery tours based on staffing shortages. They appeared to have plenty of people working, but the staff said that management was quite inflexible to add tours even though it was possible to do so. We took our money elsewhere, but it was worth seeing!
Written 1 July 2022
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Molly S.
Puyallup, WA23 contributions
Apr 2022
If I only I could live here! The grounds are stunning and even that word doesn't seem to do it justice. There is so much to see here and everything you see is gorgeous. You'll want to be here for a couple of hours so you can see everything at a leisurely pace. Definitely worth it!
Written 29 June 2022
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JefSch75
Marion, IA77 contributions
Jun 2022
My wife actually got teary eyed when we walked in. Simply stunning gardens and a nice relaxed atmosphere. We spent a couple hours here and could have spent more. Definitely worth the price of admission. They also have ice cream, a coffee shop, a cafe/restaurant, etc. so you won't be without the necessities while you are there.
Written 25 June 2022
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Bill C
11 contributions
Jun 2022 • Business
My short stay at the Powerscourt was first class from start to finish. We were met at the door by David who was not only an excellent doorman, he turned out to be an expert on everything local and was very entertaining. Checkin was seamless; the room was superb. They have the best equipped gym I’ve ever seen for a hotel gym. Food at the restaurant was top notch. This is one of the best hotels I have ever stay in and I’ve been all over the world…
Written 23 June 2022
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Lina C
Ireland2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
It is a really beautiful place for everyone except dogs. Thumbs down for not allowing dogs there. It is a park so in mu opinion dogs should be allowed.
Written 19 June 2022
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Nessa S
Seaford, UK75 contributions
Mar 2022
As you walk through the entrance to the garden through the house, the formal Italian garden opens out in front of you and is breathtaking. Immaculate lawns, flowerbeds, and an assortment of neo-Roman statues and ornaments decorate the surroundings. The pride of place is the fountain with the pair of winged horses. Also beautiful were the Japanese garden and the rose garden and the herbaceous borders garden. Beautiful walks through an extensive arboretum and plenty of opportunities for photos. This is all set against the backdrop of the beautiful Great Sugarloaf Mountain and the Wicklow Mountains National Park.
Written 11 June 2022
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TrynaBeHonest
Belfast, UK59 contributions
Jun 2022
It was an enjoyable day out, however, admission and food very overpriced. The gardens were not very well kept, just seeming a bit neglected and dead to be honest. I would have expected it to be more colourful and lively in June! I certainly would not rate it 3rd in the world - I don't know how it got that rating! Disappointing and overhyped, but still an enjoyable day out.
Written 11 June 2022
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Nancy1461
Hagersville, Canada50 contributions
May 2022
We were there for about two hours and that's not enough time. Give yourself a good amount of time to tour all the garden; they are fantastic. Even though it rained (no kidding) it was still a magically place to walk. Breathtaking views and magnificent gardens; worth every penny of admission. If we go back to Ireland, I would definitely want to go back to Powerscourt Gardens.
Written 4 June 2022
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Beth
Mesquite, TX7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The grounds are lovely. There are manicured gardens, a beautiful Japanese garden, as well as shaded meadows and a majestic tower to explore. It’s a great place for couples to walk around, and for families to wander with children.
Written 2 June 2022
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Doug H
Abita Springs, LA24 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
My wife and I enjoyed our time at Powerscourt. Before entering the gardens, we stopped by the cafe for scones and tea. The raspberry scone was very good, and huge, and they staff were friendly and helpful. After a quick snack, we ventured out to the impeccably kept gardens. From the top of the hill to the bottom by the lake and Japanese garden, the views were breathtaking. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Written 31 May 2022
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