Powerscourt Waterfall, Enniskerry

(3.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Powerscourt waterfall is the highest in Ireland. You drive in the gates and pay €6 per adult fee. There is plenty of parking. There is a small kiosk which sells hot food snacks and drinks with seating...  more »
  • In my opinion this place is nice but very limited with things to do,the only reason i put 3* is because of the 6€ entry pp just to take one picture of a little stream of water flowing over a cliff its...  more »
  • Great spot for a Sunday afternoon spin. Next time the sun is out we will be bringing the BBQ and football for a kick about.  more »
Google
  • lovely place to cost but 6 euro entry per person is ridiculous the waterfall was impressive but charging that amount is daylight robbery for ppl heading down for a weekend away glendalough didnt cost a penny still the waterfall will draw ppl to it it's peacefull 😍😍😍
  • Nice place to visit. They've got a car park, toilets and a cafe/restaurant. Also a playground too. They will charge 5 euro at the gate... playground is nice too.
  • Pack the BBQ into the car and try to get there by 10am or so to get a really good spot. A great way to spend the day / afternoon if the weather is good. Really enjoyed visiting Powerscourt waterfall and spending the afternoon cooking / eating and relaxing. It gets very busy sometimes!
  • 13.08.2016. It is a lovely place but.... A day before the journey I checked info on the website and everything looked promising. Unfortunately only when we got to the waterfall I realized that it is not going to be a nice day as it is described on the website. There is a sing by the entrance(on the side of the cash register) warning that in certain weather conditions there can be a problem with insects. Busy looking for change to pay for the tickets I missed the sign. That sign was shown to me 10 min later when I was leaving with request for refund. I find it very disappointing that management is aware of the problem and does not inform tourists of the risks on the website. Simple information that insect repellent spray maith be needed would solve the problem. At the moment the only way to find out that it is not safe to be there is to get there (for me it was an hour drive from Navan) and experience it. I am hoping that this review will help other visitors avoid that kind of experience (my hand and forehead of my 4.5 daughter on the pictures - note that it took 10 min). Usually I do not write reviews but judging from the response that I recived from the manager in Powerscout nothing is going to change and this is only way to warn others. A manager in Powerscout is well aware of the problem as her first reaction was to tell me that there is a warning sing on the entrance. When I said that without info on the website I waste a whole trip she suggested that it is an allergic reaction and "this is Ireland" so I should expect it. "This is Ireland" response convinces me that more people report this problem with no action from the management. In the end manager promised to pass my concerns to higher management. I realise that this kind of information on the website could be bad for bussines but time will show if business is more important than safety of visitors.
  • Breathtaking. You can drive right up to the waterfalls. They have a play area for the children and a refreshments bar.