Powerscourt Gardens and House, Enniskerry

(4.6/5 based on 1,800+ 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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  • The park surrounding the villa is beautiful. To visit them all would take at least a full day. Us in half a day we saw the most famous. There are many different environments, from the Japanese garden to the Redwoods to the pond with water lilies ... and much more. Self servive interior is a little pricey but the food is really good and quality.
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  • A wonderful garden that is very impressive even in the winter months. Full of interesting features, the mini castle a great favourite with the children as was the sunken garden. Great planting to admi...  more »
  • this was an absolutely beautiful walk and setting to enjoy a quiet stroll post concert morning with my love