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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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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

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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Exceptional manor house and garden

Highly recommend taking the bus and continue on foot to the house (take around half an hour from the bus stop) so you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the the natural moor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Highly recommend taking the bus and continue on foot to the house (take around half an hour from the bus stop) so you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the the natural moor. The house itself is not that much interesting but the garden is the veritably triumphant asset to Ireland! It boasts the panoramic view of beautiful nature in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I am lucky enough to have always lived within a few miles of this beautiful place and have visited on a number of occasions. Allow a few hours on a sunny day to enjoy the lovely walks and beautifully maintained various gardens. Lunch or coffee on the outdoor terrace overlooking the gardens is a must, truly enjoyable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

went to visit with family , price reasonable and gardens very well maintained, good shops in house. good artisan food also

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Thursday afternoon, 15th December, after lunch at Poppies in Enniskerry, we took the short drive to visit Powerscourt. Although it was a winters day, the sun was shining which really enhanced the magnificent scenery. Going up the drive to the House and gardens, the view of the Wicklow Mountains, from the Sugar Loaf across to Bray Head, was spectacular. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

An enjoyable place to visit made even better by the good weather. The house itself is basically a shopping area (Avoca) and you also have an option rest and have bite to eat too. Weather permitting you can also dine outside and take in the views. The gardens cover quite a large area and include and impressive lake and fountain,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Beautiful gardens that are very well kept. We were disappointed by the house which is a very nice building but has been turned completely into retail shops as far as we could see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It probably helped that the sun was shining and the sky was blue but our time at the gardens was just magical. We had plenty to see from the manicured and ordered lawns and Japanese gardens to the huge trees, sculptures and the lake. We walked, we ate and we browsed the shops. It was well worth the price of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The house has been converted to a shopping "mall" and dining facility; the green houses a landscape business and the actual gardens off limits unless you pay to see them. Since it was cold and the gardens in an off season mode and the price pretty high we opted to just view them from the windows of the café.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped here with a tour bus toward the end of October. The leaves in the Japanese garden area were ablaze with reds, oranges, and yellows. Many of the flowers of summer were long gone but you can tell that it would be an amazing place to visit when all in bloom. The landscaping here is incredible and I cold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We were encouraged to make time to visit Powerscourt Gardens and House before leaving Ireland. The day prior to leaving from Dublin, we made the visit. Spectacular gardens, trees and grounds. The House had wonderful rooms filled with local arts, clothing,furniture and restaurants The Gardens really rival all.

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