Powerscourt Gardens and House, Enniskerry

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Garden Historic Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • These gardens are best visited in the sunshine, or at least dry weather to fully enjoy the beauty of the planting and the surroundings. Incredible views of the Wicklow hills. There is plenty to see an...  more »
  • Pretty garden scenery with rolling hills in the backdrop. Very peaceful. Enjoyed it very much despite the €10 entrance fee per person.  more »
  • A real treat for anyone who appreciates great gardens. The different areas are all beautiful, and you can see why movies and TV series get filmed here.  more »
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  • This was one of my favorite places we visited in Ireland. Perfect to spend an afternoon wandering the grounds and there is some lovely shopping inside the house (for yourself or for gifts) and a cafe. I would come back on a future trip! Wonderful place for getting some good photos of each other and the scenery too.
  • It is a fabulous place to visit. For family's and couples alike. Lovely restaurant with lovely menu. The gardens are fabulous and so is the castle. Beautiful place for walk or just to chill out. You have to pay to go around the gardens but it's worth it. Bring your 📷
  • One of my favorite places we visited in Ireland. A well maintained large estate with beautiful gardens. Good price for entry (I think it was €3 per) with a variety to see. Cafe and gift shops nearby had nice selection also.
  • Absolutely beautiful and well kept! Our favourite was the Japanese gardens! Really gorgeous for family photos. When going in, don't forget to stop and look at the gorgeous horses, they're so friendly and love carrots
  • Very nice gardens for a quite and relaxing afternoon. Among the best to visit around the world. The best two areas are the Italian and the Japanese Garden.