Powerscourt Gardens and House

Powerscourt Gardens and House

Powerscourt Gardens and House
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Voted No. 3 In the Top 10 Gardens of the World - by National Geographic! One of the world's great Gardens, Powerscourt is situated 20km south of Dublin City Centre in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains.The Garden was begun by Richard Wingfield in the 1740's and stretches out over 47 acres. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. The House was gutted by fire in 1974 but recently has been reborn as an exceptional tourist destination. An audio visual brings to life the rich history of the Estate, while the double height Georgian Ballroom has been restored and hosts wedding and special events.The House is now home to the best in Irish design in gifts, clothes and furniture in the Avoca Stores and Interiors Gallery. Treat yourself to lunch at the Terrace Cafe where you can enjoy exceptional food, from each loaf of Irish bread to Mediterranean tarts or extraordinary salads. Come and explore all that Powerscourt House & Gardens has to offer, there's something for everyone from little explorers to garden enthusiasts!
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Kimberley F
Alpine, CA120 contributions
Business
Beautiful gardens and nicely located within a reasonable distance of Dublin. I attended as part of a corporate event and they did a great job ensuring there were plenty of entertaining options for activities (falconry, trap, archery, distillery tour- although I would NEVER have paid 25 euros for the whiskey tour). I would not recommend the actual estate itself for an event (as in the main buildings). They are loud and really without much character and some of the worst entertainment (bagpipes are Scottish not Irish and weird tap dancers dressed in black capes making it look like you’d trespassed on some creepy Celtic ceremony) and food (and entire menu consisting of vastly fish based items) I’ve had in a long time. Great place to visit for the gardens, golf course etc but I’d explore all options before actually having an indoor event here.
Written 24 September 2022
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Marsha S
Colorado Springs, CO792 contributions
Friends
We’re on a tour so our time was limited. Fortunately we headed for the herbaceous borders and found the garden of beautiful dahlias with master Gardner attending. Fantastic! Lunch in the restaurant was delicious. Plan for a full day if you’re passionate about gardening.
Written 17 September 2022
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Tim O
Forest, VA39 contributions
This garden was incredible. We went on a very rainy day and it was difficult to really enjoy the beauty that was there. We quickly walked thru the formal gardens, Japanese garden and tower house. The collection of trees were magnificent but it was raining too hard to read all the labels Would definitely go back if we get a chance.
Written 11 September 2022
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Mans71
Currie, Australia126 contributions
Couples
I’ve been here many years ago and the grounds are just as beautiful as I remembered. The new addition of shops, Avoca cafe, nursery and distillery just adds even more things to do. This is a great place to stop and spend sometime.
Written 11 September 2022
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Katarzyna S
Limerick, Ireland6 contributions
Family
Absolutely gorgeous place to see, loads of walking, children really enjoy it. We got a beautiful weather which was a big plus.
Staff really nice and welcoming
Written 4 September 2022
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Ask-the-Catz
Dublin, Ireland199 contributions
Friends
Fabulous park and gardens to visit. Plenty of parking, shops and nice restaurant to visit. So much to see and enjoy but a reasonable level of mobility is required as there aware quite a lot of steps and hills.
Written 3 September 2022
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Scott P
32 contributions
Couples
Fantastic gardens. We didn’t know it was just a garden walk and we’re slightly disappointed when we realized the house was just a commercial space, however that’s on us for not doing research. All that being said the gardens we amazing and kept in spectacular form. This is a great way to spend a few hours outdoors.
Written 3 September 2022
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newhampshire411
Chicago, IL302 contributions
I am a master gardener, so I truly appreciated the time and talent it took to create this botanical masterpiece. It truly was one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. We spent the day here, and even my teenagers were walking around smiling and taking pictures of the grand trees and picturesque flower gardens.
Written 26 August 2022
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Chris P
Troy391 contributions
Short half day trip from Dublin, the grounds are extensive. The are well maintained where you will walk the different key plants to admire. After the park head to the surrounding roads to take more of the county of Wicklow. You can hike along the county trails.
Written 21 August 2022
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Ron T
Greenville, SC47 contributions
Couples
Out little group enjoyed our morning walking though the garden. It’s very serene and picturesque. No visit to the Dublin area would be complete without seeing this.
Written 14 August 2022
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