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“Well worth the money and time”

Powerscourt Gardens and House
Ranked #2 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 3 weeks ago

One of the most picturesque and beautiful gardens in the world. It is well worth the time. You need two to three hours to visit, and could probably spend the day there if you wanted to.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really liked the flowers, garden and garden shop. Liked being able to just wander around and take our time.

Thank almenj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gem of acres of lush gardens, beautifully designed and meticulously maintained. Fascinating audio guide provides added value. Well worth spending half day to meander around this spectacular place.

Thank Judith L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely views of Wicklow mountains, the gardens are stunning. The kids really enjoyed the Audio tour (which is unusual!), gave us lots of interesting facts. A great day out in Wicklow. The Pepperpot was a highlight

Thank Rathcarrick
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful gardens and setting to spend an afternoon with family and friends. This makes a great day trip from Dublin for those looking to enjoy a day of sunshine and the outdoors. The gardens are laid out beautifully and provide great views throughout. A must visit.

Thank Ardiner
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