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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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Magnificent in every sense of the word

I was blown away by this estate. The house itself beautiful and ornate, but pictures can't convey the scope and size of the gardens. They are absolutely enormous and there is so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was blown away by this estate. The house itself beautiful and ornate, but pictures can't convey the scope and size of the gardens. They are absolutely enormous and there is so much to see. The self-guided audio tours are a nice touch as they add depth and background to your walk through the gardens. It was beautiful and certainly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Lovely gardens and walks, well worth a visit to enjoy the views.Can be busy at times. Animal cemetery is very cute.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

have been trying to visit here for years and finally managed it in Nov 16. Well worth the visit - will definately be back. The house is stunning top look at but better on the oustside that inside. After the fire there is really nothing left of the interior except shops but there is a great restaurant overlooking the gardens.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

On our wild, whirlwind Irish trip, we carved out 1/2 day for this and ended up spending even longer - and 3 of the 4 of us are not "into" gardens! But they were the ones lingering and wanting to keep exploring. Sure, the sunshine helped and we were there for May blooms, but this is a top-rated attraction for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

When in Ireland, for business or pleasure, do visit this fantastic garden, rated within top 10 gardens by the National Geographic. It is truly a memorable experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely trip on sunny day off - highly recommend this place! Nice walk, coffee and cake or snack, and a lovely garden shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Visited on New Year's Eve when the gardens are obviously bare. It was still very attractive and you could see the potential for Spring colours to make this a wonderful establishment. There was even a wedding to witness and the venue makes this a brilliant photographic opportunity. The various shops makes the trip worthwhile. A good day out on tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Impressive place to visit! You can go easy from Dublin by bus yourself with bus 44 from O'Connelstreet Dublin or take the dart to Bray and take from there bus 185 to Enniskerry. You can also do it with an organized bus tour. The gardens are wonderful. You can see the Italian Garden, the walled gardens, the Japanese gardens and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I went here with a group of friends and we had lunch in Avoca then strolled around the gardens for a good few hours - it was delightful. Great day out for all. Only €7 for the adult ticket. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a wonderful stay at The Powerscourt. The friendly staff at the hotel, the restaurants, the golf Course is remarkable

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