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Powerscourt Gardens and House

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Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000
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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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  • Average4%
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Enniskerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect at Powerscourt. I knew the gardens were supposed to be great but I had no idea. The property has so much more than just formal gardens. Of course those are great, but I think I enjoyed the more informal...More

Thank amygervais
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house looks impressive from the outside but several years ago a fire destroyed the whole house and there is not much left inside to see. The house has been repaired but only the gardens are worth seeing. HOWEVER the gardens are stunning and a...More

Thank preic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Powerscourt Gardens and House have one of the most beautiful gardens I've seen in the Republic of Ireland. Reminiscent of old English castle gardens, Powerscourt incorporates fun walking paths into their rolling green landscape that work their way around the gardens and back to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with kids.nice day out and weather was fabulous.Gardens,lawn well maintained.Japanese garden very nice and in full bloom.sculpture and pond could be better maintained.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We first became aware of Powerscourt while viewing performances of "Celtic Woman" on PBS. We enjoyed our visit to the Gardens, which were extensive & exquisite! The House (damaged by fire: not visible & no tour) serves as the Visitors Centre on the lower floors....More

Thank William B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our time at the gardens. I do wish they had a guided tour so we could learn all the history to go with our walk. But it stills still an enjoyable couple of hours

Thank Pooky28
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my walk round these lovely landscaped gardens even though the walk up from Enniskerry Village and up to the entrance was quite exhausting. In good weather it's an easily navigated walk around the estate and the various manicured gardens, well worth a...More

Thank tonyfitzsimons
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The parking fee should have been enough but to view the gardens was another fee and this put me off so I didn't go to the gardens.

Thank Colleen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful estate that is meticulously maintained. We were able to self-explore it and really enjoyed the experience.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This truly is a splendid place to spend the day, we were lucky to have some wonderful sunny weather to take in the sights! The gardens are meticulously kept, and the symmetry is so visually pleasing. Definitely one of the most beautiful places I have...More

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traditionallytrendy
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Response from piper77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to buy separate tickets as the waterfall is a 10 min drive away from the gardens. If you have the time, you could do these over 2 days, you will spend a few hrs or a day in the gardens, so much to see. The... More
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Carole O
16 March 2018|
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Response from PowerscourtWaterfall | Property representative |
Looks gorgeous at the moment. The beech avenue is in full bloom and all the tulips are out!
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11 February 2018|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
anytime of the year would ve a good time in my opinion the gardens are beautiful
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