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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  • Beautiful place, okay €6 / person, but the Park is amazing clean. We did it in March 2018 it was so cold we could not enjoy the nature. I recommend the trip when it's warmer to arise in the grass and taking in the scenery for a drink
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  • Pay 6 euros to drive the mile into the base of the fairly impressive waterfall. Reasonable but not much else there  more »
  • This is really a fantastic place to visit the waterfall is beautiful and the little walks around are great. It also have a place to get tea and coffee which is a great extra. Lovely views  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit especially in low season when it is very peaceful. I would visit more often if entrance fee was not quite so expensive. That said it is a special place and has good facilities (toilets, refreshment kiosk, children's play area)
  • One of the best waterfalls in Ireland that you can visit. Beautifully maintained, can have barbecue in the open area just in front of the falls, have a recreational area for kids with a refreshments centre. Definitely recommend!
  • Absolutely beautiful waterfall! The paths close to the waterfall are very good, so you can have a nice walk, always with the relaxing sound of the waterfall in the background. Bring a picnic and enjoy the nice surroundings! If you go there on a rainy day, be very careful not to go too close to the waterfall. I was only a few meters from a huge branch falling down with the water and smashing at the rocks near by where I was taking photos. So be careful..
  • Beautiful little waterfall. Visited March 2016. I could say you might get still bit more out of it during summer or autumn.
  • So crappy you've to pay, been in Thailand seen so many amazing attractions all free, but you've to pay to see this! Nice grounds, yes! Nice for a day out.
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