Powerscourt Gardens and House, Enniskerry

A historical estate in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, Powerscourt Gardens and House offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of the 18th-century wealthy. The estate encompasses 19 hectares (47 acres) and contains a blend of formal gardens, ornamental lakes, sweeping terraces, and meandering pathways, winding their way through 200 varieties of shrubs and trees. Originally a 13th century castle, the house underwent extensive alterations in the 1730s, when celebrated architect Richard Cassels added a Palladian facade and two circular domed towers. A century later architect Daniel Robertson designed the gardens, directing the work on the terrace nearest the house from a wheelbarrow, in which he supposedly sat to relieve pain caused by gout. Check online for opening hours and guided tours. Plan a trip to Enniskerry easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • This garden had many trails to walk and see how the family has done themed gardens, beautiful background. Take a map or you'll get lost. The house is full of boutiques so no tours of the house. BUT ha...  more »
  • Really gorgeous gardens and house. The house has really been turned into a shopping centre and cafe. The shops are really lovely and the video about the house was very interesting.  more »
  • Open air beauty! You can smell the green of Ireland. Light lunch topped with scones and coffee. This is a delightful stop with an abundance of beautiful gardens. Strol the property at your own pace, n...  more »
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  • The drive in to Powerscourt is a feast for the eyes it has spectacular views of the sugar loaf mountain, the giant tree lined road with a golf course on one side leads up to the big estate and house. Well worth the time to visit the place from Dublin or bring the visitors or family. The garden centre is a good curiosity of all things outdoors from furniture to ceramics and plants, then there is the Avocado coffee shop... well known for the local homemade produce you just can't resist ...bought a few treats. I stayed for an overnight with my sisters in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Powerscourt grounds and it was a delight from the entrance till we left .The staff are very helpful and friendly.The spa and pool the gardens and River walk we all had a holiday we didn't want to leave the room it was a delight to stay there ...you will love it.
  • Really beautiful location with superb gardens where you could literally lose hours exploring. In fact, lost too much time in the gardens and didn’t get to explore the house too much. Well worth a visit, although I thought the family price of €25 a little high for enjoying these gardens. That said, happy to contribute this towards maintaining this beautiful area. Plenty of parking onsite, lovely garden centre too!
  • Great gardens, on a nice day you could spend an afternoon exploring the various areas of the gardens. Good cafe and shops, very busy when we visited but still great service.
  • Beautiful and very well entertained place. They have an amaizing shop where you can buy plants and many other items for a logical price.
  • Beautiful well maintained house and gardens. Lots of leg room for little people to use up they're energy. There's lots of lovely sections to the gardens, Japanese garden, walled garden, dolphin garden and a nice pet graveyard. The views from the gardens are also fabulous. A nice relaxing way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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