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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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  • Average4%
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Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you are in the area this is well worth the time!! Tremendous trees and huge lawn spaces as well as lovely gardens!!

Thank Jrye2014
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This luxurious hotel cannot be topped. The rooms the staff the restaurants, the pool, sauna and Hammam are perfect. The decoration and design is exceptional.

Thank PeterHarkort
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Pictures do not do this place justice. We took a bus tour from Dublin and the scenery along the way was gorgeous.Everything about it is awe-inspiring, It's a smaller combination/version of Versailles and Butchart Gardens Canada combined located in County Wicklow. It's just small enough...More

Thank travelermike_11
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A must go to place in Dublin. Beautiful gardens and excellent restaurant. Amazing views and well looked after by staff. I recommend it to nature lovers. It is a great place to spend half a day in with friends and family alike.

Thank 878fatmah
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 11:45 and reluctantly greeted by a man at the entrance to the restaurant. We said 2 for lunch. We were told they don't open until noon. Several tables were occupied by guests with dishes in front of them. I assume they ate...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Apparently the Gardens at Powerscourt are rated among the top must see gardens in the world and this reputation is well deserved. The 1,000 acre plus property is spectacular and offers dining, shopping, a greenhouse, a hotel and a golf course and besides the gardens....More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was our first stop after two days in Dublin. We arrived at 10:30 on a crisp sunny Sunday morning. The immense views and the beautiful gardens took our breath away. The house is mainly a reception and retail area but the grounds are expansive...More

Thank Jesfa
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The formal, manicured gardens are beautiful and the house/gardens have an interesting history, although there is no 'stately home' to visit, as the house burned down, except the shell, which is the visitors center, shops, etc. However, the gardens are magnificent, and expansive. You can...More

Thank Noni314
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the time to visit. Amazing garden. Loved the variety of gardens, even in October. Very well kept.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens but not the largest. The entry price is about steep for what it is but am still glad to have visited it. The Wicklow mountains around the estate that will serve as the backdrop to all your photos are the highlight of it.

Thank bmpecc
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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 👌🏻