Powerscourt Gardens and House, Enniskerry

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
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 your Powerscourt Gardens and House visit and explore what else you can see and do in Enniskerry using our Enniskerry trip itinerary planner.
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  • Wooow... scenery was just beautiful, tranquil place to ramble. Would definitely recommend for a lazy sunday. €9.50 is a little steep for the ticket but in fairness the grounds are vast and beautiful s...  read more »
  • What a beautiful place to spend a few hours. We walked the gardens which are beautiful and had a wonderful lunch. I'll be going back again such a treat and excellent customer service. 
  • Our recent tour to Ireland took us to the stunning Wicklow Mountains and the beautiful Powerscourt Mansion and Gardens. Locate about 40 min. drive from Dublin. This should be a must see sight on your ...  read more »
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