Powerscourt Waterfall, Enniskerry

3.8
#2 of 32 in Nature in Province of Leinster
Waterfall Nature / Park
Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland's tallest waterfall, has attracted visitors to the bottom of the Wicklow Mountains for more than 200 years. See the stunning waters, which fall 121 m (398 ft). Explore the park's pathways, or enjoy a picnic and the nearby playground. Admire the beech, oak, larch, pine, and giant redwood trees, which were introduced to the region in the 18th century. Watch for wildlife, including native birds and the Sika Deer. The Powersourt Estate, a 13th-century home located 5 km (3 mi) from the site, owns the waterfall and its valley. The home is also open to the public. Put Powerscourt Waterfall into our Enniskerry travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Called in to the waterfall after visiting the Powerscourt Gardens as they are close together. The waterfalls are certainly very high but I'm guessing the amount of recent rain or the time of the year ...  more »
  • A waterfall of more than 120 meters coming down the mountain. A very nice and functional picnic area.
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  • Took my kids here before and it was a great day out. For people who like too take a.nice walk this is a great place too go. Lovely big lark For kids and BeAutiful waterfall  more »
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  • Beautiful on a sunny day! Plenty of space where you can grill food, bring your chairs and relax 👌 Go early to beat the traffic and get a good spot. It's so busy on a sunny day. The kids playground is good as well
  • Scenic location, stunning waterfall. Gets very busy when weather is good out. Perfect spot for a romantic or family picnic. Very tranquil but can become overly noise. Downside is you have pay a pretty high entrance fee. However the waterfall and surrounding area are well worth it if you stay for a few hours.
  • Initially thought we were getting ripped off at 6 euros a head to get in but it was totally worth it. Beautiful area and the waterfall itself is stunning and very peaceful. The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky so we decided to have a dip at the foot of the waterfall which was incredibly refreshing. There is a cafe, toilet blocks, ample parking and a recycling center with bins for hot coals. Can't recommend this place and the Wicklow mountains in general enough!!
  • There is an entrance fee (I think 15 EUROs with a car and a family). The waterfall is spectacular. There are also some nice easy hiking trails to choose from if you want to spend few hours here. You can get coffee & sandwiches at the waterfall although the only store gets very busy. Great spot for a sunny day. Saw people camping and barbecuing there.
  • Amazing place to visit with family to e Joy a good hike. BBQ is allowed at this location as long as you clean up after. The tickets are very affordable as well at EUR 6 per adult and can be easily booked online.

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