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“Beautiful gardens and great place to relax”

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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US$32.36*
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Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens Day Tour
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Wicklow, Powerscourt and Glendalough Tour from Dublin
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Early Access: Book of Kells Including Exterior Tour of Dublin Castle
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Enniskerry
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to relax and have a coffee or lunch. Beautiful gardens with a view to die for. Combine it with a trip to Powerscourt waterfall. Well worth a visit. Very close to the centre of Dublin and less than one hours drive.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We got to enjoy the garden in the beginning of March. Flowers were just starting to bloom, but the view was still spectacular. The walk around the garden is great and very peaceful!

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Beautiful Victorian era gardens. There is nothing to be seen inside the house. It has a restaurant and few shops and restrooms. The gardens are the main attractions however, when you are driving up to the mansion it does take your breath away. The views from the garden are gorgeous!! you can see the summit of a mountain from the House and from the garden. The garden has lots of sections and are beautifully kept.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We visited in the late winter and even though many flowers were not in bloom, the grounds were incredibly beautiful. It is a nice place to stroll. There is a small fee to go through the gardens but it includes a headset in multiple languages. I recommend getting the headset and taking your time to visit. You can spend a couple of hours. There is a nice cafe on grounds for lunch or tea or coffee.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The architect Daniel Robertsson was very successful designing the garden landscape in 1840 and planted an impressive amount of interesting trees. March is a bit early for seeing all the flowers.

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