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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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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The gardens are magnificent but due to the fire the house is really only a gift shop. I appreciated the audio but not all that informative. The trees were the best I have seen since the Redwoods.

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Powerscourt Gardens and House is a full day activity, walking along well defined paths, through some of the most beautiful landscaping in the world. Statuary is reminiscient of a trip to Rome. Even in the early Spring, the grass is green and the change of...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The grounds of the Powerscourt Gardens is just beautiful. Everywhere you look is so manicured and the colors are vibrant with both the flowers and the grass. The Japanese Gardens on the grounds are breathtaking.

Thank damurphy127
Reviewed 7 October 2017

On a lovely day, this makes a great stroll around very varied grounds and landscapes. Like many of the great houses of Europe from days gone by, there is a large collection of trees from all over the world present here, as well as all...More

Thank mcconnellboys
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Visited off season, so the paths to wander on were very quiet. Take a raincoat or an umbrella in the event you are far from the house when the rain starts.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Powerscourt Estate is worth seeing. Gardens and views are amazing. Easy to see all areas, well narrated audio tour. Don't miss the video on the history of this stunning home (mansion). This was an excursion offered on our cruise, glad we booked it! Families...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My husband surprised me with this amazing break away. This hotel, the service & view was absolutely fantastic. We were treated excellent. I loved it.

Thank demark01
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Absolutely beautiful place to visit, we were so lucky it wasn’t raining that day, we had lunch in the cafe which was also very nice, the view from our table was fantastic...

Thank catherine k
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We toured the Japanese,walled,tree,rose,and perennial gardens. It was interesting talking to the rose gardener. The detail in the statues and fountains was wonderful. Oh and the views!!!

Thank Laurelaa
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very thankful to the first Viscount for planting the trees over two centuries ago. The gardens are stunning and we spent several hours wandering.

Thank TeamPendlebury
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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 👌🏻