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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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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour
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Wicklow, Powerscourt and Glendalough Tour from Dublin

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Fantastic spa facility

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

this was an absolutely beautiful walk and setting to enjoy a quiet stroll post concert morning with my love

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Powerscourt is very near where I live so I am fortunate to be able to visit regularly. I think it has one of the most beautiful views in Ireland. There are lovely walks, beautiful scenery, great food and the possibility of buying gifts. The gardens are among the most spectacular in the country. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is just about one of my favorite places to go in Ireland. Spectacular formal gardens with great views out towards Sugarloaf mountain. You can spend an hour here or five hours, its entirely up to you. And when you get hungry you can drop into the Avoca Cafe/Restaurant, or you can visit the shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The gardens were so amazing that I decided to propose to my girlfriend there. We spent half a day there just walking thru all the different gardens. Everything is so lush and beautiful, what more could you ask for?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Powerscourt gardens are a sight to behold. The palisade garden, lake and fountain speak for themselves with the wonderful background of the Sugar Loaf Mountain on a sunny Saturday in February not to be missed. With afternoon tea on the terrace of the house - it was wonderful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful attraction that is a short drive from Dublin. The mansion is impressive but it is of course the massive and beautiful lawn that steals the show. The detailed gardens are cool to explore. There is not much in the house as it is a big store now. Everything looks almost exactly like it did in The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

So visited the gardens at powerscourt in Wicklow as a family of 4. Weather a bit chilly in February, but the hour walk around will warm you up .€18 for a family pass is pretty good value, my advice is bring a camera as there is spectacular scenery to capture as well as lots of nice plants and sculptures. Overall... More 

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