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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  • It is the highest waterfall in the Ireland, but the scale and the power were not so much and were usual compared with the waterfall of Iceland etc. which had been seen so far. Admission costs 6 euros for adults. There was a space for children to play on the site, and there were some people who had barbecues, but I thought that it would be expensive to see this waterfall for six euros.
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  • If you are staying in the area, take the time to view the tallest waterfall in Ireland. It's a short drive from the Powerscourt Hotel. We viewed it on a blustery, rainy day so we didn't have the chanc...  more »
  • Beautiful falls, great place to have a picnic or walk the dog. There are restrooms and a snack bar. Plenty of parking.  more »
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  • Having enjoyed the Series Vikings we had to visit this site. It’s an impressive waterfall. I thought £6 entry was a little steep but it’s a well laid out site. Plenty of parking within a short walk to the waterfall. You can then take a few different paths and trails to the other side of the river to get a different perspective on the waterfall. There is a cafe serving simple fair with outdoor seating next to the car park.
  • Awesome family-friendly destination. Good facilities for kids including playground, shop and toilets. Family ticket is €16 (2+3). What you need is a good weather and plenty of time. The more the better but an hour is absolute minimum. Important note: the waterfall is located on the east side of the hill so if you're going there for a perfect shot you would want to have the sun behind you and that means you need to be there before noon.
  • Fabulous place to visit. Waterfall is beautiful, even better on a sunny day. Great for children. Lovely safe playground, lovely walks, areas to have a BBQ, plenty lovely big picnic tables and benches, little shop/cafe which serves sweets, ice-cream, tea/coffee and hot food at very reasonable prices. We had an amazing day and felt really safe here with our children. Plenty of green grass areas to let children run around. Would highly recommend a visit and you will get some fabulous photos too .
  • Lovely place for an outing with family. However there are far more place to go in Wicklow that are free and offer much the same excluding the 100 plus metre waterfall. Won't disappoint though.
  • A majestic hidden part of Ireland a must for tourists and indigenous people. I deal for the youngsters with a playground and plenty of room for them to run off there Fanta fuelled treats picked up at a tea/coffee tuck shop. Lovely scenic walks, dogs welcome.
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