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Powerscourt Gardens and House

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Address: Enniskerry, Ireland
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+353 1 204 6000
09:30 - 17:30
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Voted No. 3 In the Top 10 Gardens of the World - by National Geographic!


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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Great historical site to see!

I visited Powerscourt in February 2017. The gardens and surrounding amenities are the prize to see. The house itself has been transformed into shops and the like, but the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I visited Powerscourt in February 2017. The gardens and surrounding amenities are the prize to see. The house itself has been transformed into shops and the like, but the manicured gardens, fountains and trails are beautiful and worth a see. I would pair it with a visit to the Ritz hotel for lunch or dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here on (30/01) Monday for my birthday as we were staying in Rathdrum. It was a cold, windy, drizzly day but we still managed to walk the grounds and have a route about. It was very very pretty and worth the walk around in the rain. Extremely well kept and the gardeners must work very hard all year... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Spent a lovely day pottering around PowersCourt, only had time to do the shops and cafe but will go back to do the gardens and the waterfall again - the last time I did them was approx 20 years ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Although it was January, it was a lovely day - cold but dry. The gardens are amazing with many different styles - walled garden, Italian garden, Japanese garden etc. with several water features and even a pet cemetery! There was an audio guide which was provided and there were information points all around the garden plus suggestions of things to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

It's hard to describe the experience of going through a tiny village then up the road to see the large scale Powerscourt House and gardens. There is fascinating history and the grounds were host to a televised Celtic Women concert. Allow yourself at least a half day to enjoy the house and the terraced gardens that were dug by hand.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The gardens and grounds are just beautiful! Be sure not to miss the old castle located on the grounds. The house has shopping & food service available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Best Hotel experience in my life....ESPA was fantastic The staff are out of this world, in this piece of heaven on earth. the stunning rooms and all the decor and just everything about this place is like a dream come true .All my future occasions will be there - you will not be disappointed!!!!!!!! i say.. " Five Stars and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

My partner and I went to Powerscourt for half a day, and overall, it was a very nice activity with beautiful gardens and great shops. Unfortunately, much of the history of the great house has been lost to history, since a fire in the 1970s burnt the place out. They renovated it and put a whole lot of shops there,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Gardens and walk was AMAZING! I loved them and recommend them to everyone! You can stroll around at your own pace to take pictures and enjoy the peace. This is one of my favorite spots on my trip. The Gift Shop here had EVERYTHING, I got majority of my gifts to take home here - Avoca had everything I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

One of Ireland's major attractions. Wonderful approach through magnificent beech trees. Although the main house burned, the walls and a good bit more are intact. Pricey but interesting shops. Great cafe and terrace, before and after the gardens, looking out to the Sugarloaf mountain. Wonderful to amble downtime steps past the statuary and terraces to the pond and fountain, all... More 

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