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Powerscourt Waterfall

Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000
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Glendalough Private Half-Day Tour from Dublin with Powerscourt Waterfall
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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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Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Powerscourt waterfall is NOT within walking distance of Enniskerry village, unless you've the full day. Worth the visit especially on a good day or even after heavy rainfall when the waterfall is at its heaviest.

Thank Liam D
Reviewed 2 days ago

To be fair the waterfall is really nice and the grounds were very clean with a children's play area available. The biggest negative is the cost to get in. Most natural sights of this type don't have a charge, or is it is nominal. Not...More

Thank RC30319
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the waterfalls with the Mrs.. Absolutely beautiful! Lots of families picnicking, kids playing in the water and climbing on the rocks. You probably want to get there early to beat the crowds.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful water falls in idyllic setting, but watch out for midges! Those little gnats will drive you crazy!

Thank cgormansage
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes you have to pay to get in, but it is a great fun area. Lots of picnic places and lots of rocks for kids to climb about on at the foot of the falls. The playground is very good for younger kids. There is...More

Thank Les_Landau
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visit to the waterfall, stunning views. Plenty of walks to choice from. Coffee shop and toilets and plenty of parking.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely scenery, but on the day I went, the grounds were overcrowded with picnickers, tourists and open alcohol drinking with children around. Rubbish all over the place. Got some great photographs of the waterfall, but was not worth the 18 euros we spent for three...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waterfall was pretty – but having since been to Torc Waterfall near Killarney, we thought that was the more scenic and spent longer there. Also Powerscourt Waterfall is pay to enter, Torc is free.

Thank TrewinDorset
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waterfall has a drop of 132 metres and is a stunning sight. It's perfect for families to enjoy the sights, picnic, bar-b-q, walk along the paths to lovely scenery. The car park has a catering outlet and facilities so ther is something for everyone.

Thank saints321
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is purely spectacular. We went onna besutiful day and should have taken a bbq. I didnt find admission over priced ( try sealife in bray and thats over priced for what it is!!) I can see money goes back into the area. Our kids...More

Thank Hondapetunia
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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
sunita m
4 May 2015|
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Response from RemonYoussef | Reviewed this property |
The currency here is Euro and I think you should have a separate visa to Ireland.