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 is easy to get to by metro bus from Dublin and a nice place to grab lunch on a day trip from the City. Nice walk for some refreshing exercise. Give it a go. the Doctor Hit me with some LOVE ❤️ an...  more »
  • Enjoyed a pleasant wander around the gardens. Probably not the best time of the calendar to visit but well laid out paths and audio comments at various spots. Nasty example of Irish hatred of the Engl...  more »
  • Well worth spending a few hours exploring. What glorious views of the mountains. We visited on a beautiful sunny winters day, but will return to appreciate it more in spring. The terrace for coffee an...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful place. Even the driveway up to the hotel itself gave you beautiful views of the hills and mountains surrounding. I spent the day in the spa. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Before and after my treatment I was free to use the thermal suites, the swimming pool and the relaxation room which had different types of tea as well a fresh and dried fruits. Overall very relaxing experience and is very much worth the money.
  • I was a bit skeptical of here, my girlfriend chose this site to visit. But the gardens were gorgeous. The self audio tour was nice. With information stations in each area of the garden you can point the audio guide receiver and it starts automatically. I would definitely advise bring your own headphones as they weren't offered. The history of the family unfolds in each section of the garden from the Japanese inspired garden to the castle built as a children's playhouse. The views are amazing.
  • Beautiful place, great to walk around on a nice day. Pet cemetery is definitely something interesting to check out. Unfortunately not really nice spots to sit - if this place has a proper restaurant it would've been perfect.
  • Lovely place to visit. Beautiful gardens. It's a place you can visit over and over again. Lovely scenery, shops geared towards the export market. It has a lovely restaurant with good food for reasonable prices.
  • Beautiful gardens. Great day out for family or couples(nice and romantic). Entrace fee to get in. Cafe is nice but expensive. Lovely Chinese garden. Plenty more to see pet cemetery, lake like pond, small waterfall etc
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