Powerscourt Waterfall, Enniskerry

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. Take a look at our Enniskerry travel planner to schedule your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The drive to the falls was spectacular. The falls were also fabulous. Definitely worth the trip. If you can go during a sunny day then the colors around the falls are even more special.  more »
  • Could see why so many films have been made here. Really lovely - we visited early in the morning so practically had the place to ourselves. It was 6euro to get in, which we initially thought was a bit...  more »
  • We went just to see it and it was expensive if all you want to do is that. We didn't know beforehand but you can visit and stay all day, even have a BBQ, set up shelters and just hang out like it is a...  more »
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  • Fantastically beautiful place to visit. Despite the entrance fee this is a must place to visit. We had good weather, which was a bonus as the area is best explored in the dry. There is a little kiosk selling snacks and teas, coffee etc and clean toilet facilities. There is also a children's play area. The waterfall is spectacular and the area around is very picturesque. There are nice walks around the waterfall area and are worth exploring as the main waterfall gets very busy.
  • Beautiful place to go to soak in some of the best county Wicklow has to offer. Within easy reach of Dublin. Great place to view Ireland's highest waterfall and have a picnic or bar-b-que.
  • Gorgeous national park to walk and see the waterfall. 6 Euro for entry but worth it! Smell of the air is brilliant and fresh. Lots to see and do. Great walking path.
  • Waterfall is very nice, although not spectacular. The area around the waterfall is very scenic and the fall colors were beautiful the day I was there. It was well worth the visit.
  • 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.

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