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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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An Elegant, Relaxing Place

On a recent coach tour we paid a visit to the Powerscourt Estate. We had absolutely no problems taking in such a large group (although it would have been more helpful on our part... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent coach tour we paid a visit to the Powerscourt Estate. We had absolutely no problems taking in such a large group (although it would have been more helpful on our part had we had pre-booked) and all the staff were warm and friendly. The gardens are beautiful. It is hard to believe how much hard work originally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing place to visit. Nice break from Dublin City. Give yourself at least two hours if not more to see all of the sights. Audio guide is included in price of ticket to enter grounds and provides overview of each place of interest as well as the option fior children to take part in activities. If you are on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely way to spend a afternoon - lovely retail and food shopping for Irish and foreign visitors alike. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I spent a few hours at the gardens before our flight home from Dublin (35 mins away by car on the M50). There is a stunning view of Sugar Loaf mountain from the top of the gardens behind the house. The layout of the gardens is so easy to explore, and we managed to see everything in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to visit these gardens on the spur of the moment. I had no walking shoes but that was the great thing about Powerscourt Gardens; the footpaths were brilliant. I got to see every part of the grounds and could move around with ease. It was not a struggle to get to see anything. I loved the long drive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to Powercrt regularly . Love the gardens which are utterly spectacular . Brought my teenage nephew at weekend and he loved it . The weather was dreaful but he was taken by its beauty and the history . The fact he got some night treats in the small shops on the premises also no doubt put a smile... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled here by car rental from Dublin. It's an easy drive, maybe 30 minutes. The little town of Enniskerry along the way is really cute. We didn't stop inside the hotel, but have heard it is also very beautiful, it's on the adjoining property as you make your way into area. The house itself has been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful experience , and the staff especially the Romainian lady masseuse and beauty therapist were so attentive and professional.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hubs and I hemmed and hawed about visiting Powerscourt, as we were anxious to get to Dublin from Killarney. Boy, am I glad we went. The gardens are gorgeous, even in the rain, and the views are amazing. Be sure to stop at the pet cemetery, too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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