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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  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • July 8, 2017
    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
  • June 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 19, 2017
    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!!
  • April 22, 2017
    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.
  • April 18, 2017
    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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