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Powerscourt Waterfall

Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000
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Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft). It is set in North County Wicklow just outside Enniskerry Village. The magnificent Waterfall cascades down over the granite rocks from the peatlands above. The crystal clear water flows down to the river below where it continues on its journey out to sea at Bray. The valley itself was carved out by a glacier during the ice age! Today Powerscourt is a haven for some of Ireland's wildlife, flora and fauna. The Sikka deer were first introduced here by Lord Powerscourt in 1858. The Waterfall is best seen just after heavy rain and the sheer volume of water and noise is certainly a sight to behold. The Waterfall is an ideal location for summer picnics and barbecues. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained. There is also a playground for younger children. Don't fret if you forget your picnic as there is a kiosk on site that serves everything from coffee and tea to hot-dogs and ice-cream. The kiosk is open everyday from the 1st June to the end of August and year round at weekends, if weather permits. There is ample car parking and toilet facilities at the waterfall. Dogs are welcome but they must be on a leash. Take time to explore the pathways that meander through the flora and fauna, walk along the woodland pathways and listen to the birdsong.
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“entrance fee” (37 reviews)
“natural wonder” (10 reviews)
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Enniskerry, Ireland
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+353 1 204 6000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited the place in a very hot Sunday in June and I was very disappointed because the waterfall were not as displayed on the website, just a micro flow of water, the place was crowded of people, and you need to pay 6€ per...More

1  Thank Ellenneln
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While these garden truly are beautiful the best part of this place is the spectacular views of the valley and mountain peaks. They are truly breathtaking and what you expect to see in Ireland. In addition to the views and the wonderful gardens there are...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very impressed with the play areas, benches and general facilities. You do need cash to get in, and some of the signage could be better. The waterfall itself is great, and well worth a visit!

Thank Clark H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to. A bit pricey to just see a waterfall, but the waterfalls is very nice and a great photo op.

Thank wilsoncog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited with my partner n was in awe at this beautiful ,relaxing site. perfect spot ,in fine weather to have a family picnic.

Thank bob h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected the beautiful waterfalls...what I didn't expect was all the local families enjoying the incredible setting. Lots of open spaces, state of the art playground, snack bar, toilets, grill/picnic area. Easy to find solitude on hiking paths into the adjacent woods. Really enjoyable place...More

Thank OrlandoTennisbum
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting our daughter and her partner in Enniskerry which is only down the road. We thought this was a wonderful place and were surprised by the number of people who were picnicking. There are lovely walks and lots of benches...More

1  Thank seamusmurphy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking at not only the falls but all of the scenery around them was a delight. If you are in the area, it is worth a short stop in the Spring and probably a picnic in the summer.

Thank savannahsandy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Powerscourt on many occasions. Charge per person on entry is a bit expensive personally I think it should be per car. If you visit take a picnic as they food is not great quality. Leaving charges and everything aside it's a must...More

Thank ajmh9
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Simply wow.... Definitely worth a visit if you are within the area. Like others have said €6 per person is steep but the waterfall is stunning and should be seen. We were lucky as it was quiet and it was stunning to sit near...More

1  Thank Jo B
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Tomas Jurate A
2 May 2018|
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Response from PowerscourtWaterfall | Property representative |
May/Jun/July open from 9:30 to 7pm BUT last admission is 6pm. Hope you enjoy it.
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mickber1
16 December 2017|
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Response from mcconnellboys | Reviewed this property |
It is on private property and there is a gate across the road which I am sure they close and lock up over the winter. You have to pay an admittance fee to go back to where it is located, as you would when entering a park....
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Kbrzoznowski
26 June 2017|
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Response from PowerscourtWaterfall | Property representative |
Hi Robert Unfortunately not and the rounds are very narrow so I would not recommend walking to the Waterfall. Warm Regards Carmel
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