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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 2 October 2017

A very beautiful place to visit. Plan to stay at least one or two hours. The house burned down but they do have a casual cafe where they serve a tasty lunch at a good price.

Thank lindalund2016
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Having last been here in poor weather a return was well worthwhile. The gardens are stunning and there is an audio guided tour included in the price. The cafe serves good food but can get crowded.

Thank timliu00
Reviewed 30 September 2017

There are certainly some nice trees but the admission fee of €10 a head rather kills the experience. Also, many of the best trees in the estate (including Ireland's tallest tree) are actually off limits to the day visitor, which the owners of the estate...More

Thank TheLegendofBigWillie
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a garden and house that you don't want to miss. The grounds are spectacular. Each season would provide something of interest.

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Absolutely stunning and exceeded my expectations. We didn't have enough time to tour the inside of the house, but the grounds were lovely!

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

lots of impressions about this amazing, beautiful and great place... advice everybody to go there.. best time is spring or summer...

Thank Doinitza D
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A very good gardens all layed out were well and looked after , a lots to walk around, the Japan's gardens was one of the best, it was a good visit with a sunny day

Thank PatrickP383
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We spent a morning at Powerscourt in Enniskerry, County Wicklow. The house had a terrible fire years ago and is gradually being restored. The main ballroom has been restored and some of the other rooms are used for shops. The gardens have a modest entry...More

Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We spent about 3 hours at the Gardens. Nothing to see in the House, but shops. The grounds are well appointed,some interesting and beautiful flowers, tree species and distant views of the Wicklows. If you love flowers and or walking in a nice flat layout...More

Thank JRM10009
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely gorgeous! Self guided listen tour tells the story of the gardens. Lovely shops inside the castle. Highly recommend this when in Ireland.

Thank Dotmarky
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Lisa A
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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 👌🏻