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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 30 October 2017

This is an amazing ride for anyone who is in Dublin and is by car. The gardens are of various styles and very well maintained. Book 2 to 3 hours to enjoy the beautiful scenery

Thank LanaFerreira
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful location with superb gardens where you could literally lose hours exploring. In fact, lost too much time in the gardens and didn’t get to explore the house too much. Well worth a visit, although I thought the family price of €25 a little...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Powerscourt offers such a variety of things....Yummy food, beautifully kept gardens with such green lawns and long walks...picture perfect...we enjoyed a nice coffee and the peace and tranquillity. A terrace with a view...it is so good for the soul...while our teens were carving pumpkins...the staff...More

Thank StressFree1234
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We rented a car and were happy to escape Dublin for a nice drive to this area. Even my millenial children were impressed with the gardens. It was a great walk and the layout allows everyone to have their choice of itinerary. It was not...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were surprised to see so many blooms during our visit at the end of September. Garden are well arranged and diverse. Highly recommend using the free audio guide. Surprised to see most people did not get one. It was very useful in explaining the...More

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I have been to Powerscourt Gardens and House four times and it never gets old. The gardens have become my happy place. I take same groups to Ireland and my favorite thing to do at the end of a 10 day tour is stay at...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

No wonder it's voted as top 3 in the world's gardens. It's beautiful and colourful in autumn when we visited. Especially the Japanese Garden, or Chinese Garden more likely, there're maple trees which have turned into red leaves. Stunning. Don't forget to smell those roses...More

Thank HiyaKitty
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! Stunning gardens right next to a remarkable hotel! These gardens are beautiful and showcase different areas like the Japanese Zen garden. There is even a tiny lookout tower. Try the restaurant inside for a quick snack before you walk around.

Thank pudds412
Reviewed 20 October 2017

It is important to note that this is a "gardens" attraction - the house in not open to the public - nevertheless that gardens are impressive and well worth a visit in their own right. It is a "hilly" site and the less abled should...More

Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I will gladly come back to the house and gardens on my next visit to Ireland. The gardens are rated 3rd most beautiful in the world by National Geographic and upon visiting you will absolutely see why. The waterfall is a nice trip as well....More

Thank ChelseaLuther
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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 👌🏻