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Powerscourt Gardens and House

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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Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house was lovely but the gardens were amazing even on a dull, rainy day in October and there were still many flowers and shrubs in bloom The gardens are well set out with lots of different areas to visit and lots of walks to...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Powerscourt Estate and Gardens are a must see for those who are into seeing gardens and extensive arboretums. Trees from all over the world are growing here and have been growing for hundreds of years. The history behind the Powerscourt Estate dating from 1610 is...More

Thank bforbes4
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This astonishing estate was our family's first stop out of Dublin. What a way to start our day! The restored house is magnificent, especially the ballroom and views of the gardens. Definitely enjoy the tour and then go outside to experience the awe-inspiring formal gardens....More

Thank Clare O
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We re-visited the house and gardens and had time this time to explore the gardens in detail. The layout is extraordinary and the combination of Italianate and Japanese gardens is very unusual. Some of the architecture around the gardens is very impressive. The pets cemetery...More

Thank Lorcán Ó
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We visited whilst staying in the hotel and found the gardens stunning and a great place to wander round. The audio guides were decent and informative. Would definitely recommend and we’ll be returning in springtime to see it in all its glory

Thank Harry T
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Really spend some time here wandering around and experience this garden and all the grounds. Don't forget to include the pet cemetery, see what owners said and felt about their animals from 100 years ago. All the various trees provided so much enjoyment. After you...More

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We visited in late October and were fortunate to be there on a fine Autumn day.Many of the trees were ablaze with colour, What an absolutely beautiful place to wander around. It was an excellent idea to provide the audio guides which gave lots of...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Visited on the way from Dublin to Waterford. It was a lovely day out and a great place to look around and enjoy the scenery. The scenery is amazing. I read that it was rated as one of the top ten gardens in the world...More

Thank Acstur13
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Beautiful mansion, unfortunately not open to the public, but beautiful grounds and gardens available for tour. The house itself has one level that has been turned into shops and has a movie room giving the history of the house. The gardens must be splendid in...More

Thank AisleSeatPlease
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Day trip out during a short stint in Dublin we chose to to visit here. Had little idea about the property and the history. Even the entry fee was not sure what you get for it but glad we decided to go in. Incredible. Not...More

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Lisa A
12 November 2017|
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Response from travelermike_11 | Reviewed this property |
Highly recommend from 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 hours, especially since Waterfall is a bit farther and I guarantee you will be wanting to take a lot of photos or videos!
3 September 2017|
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Response from LinAdi7 | Reviewed this property |
Our itinerary was Powerscourt to Glendalough to Kilkenny so it was pretty tight. We reserved 1 hour for Powerscourt and ended up staying 40 minutes only as it started to drizzle. If your day is lax and you like walking... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from sh-gallen | Reviewed this property |
I have been to powerscourt and russborough. I adore powerscourt and visit multiple times a year 👌🏻