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Powerscourt House and Gardens showcases one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland. The complex includes a charming walled garden, striking terraces, fine statuary, varied trees, lovely walks, and scenic surroundings.
There are an Italian garden, a Japanese garden, and a pets’ cemetery. The waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft). The once spectacular house (Richard Castle, 1741) was restored after a disastrous fire; however, it is now far from its original glory. Tara’s Palace (a museum for children) is located inside the House.
Gardens open daily 9.30 am–5.30 pm (winter closing at dusk), closed 25-26 Dec.
Ballroom/Garden Rooms Sun 9.30 am-1.30 pm; May-Sept Mon 9.30 am-1.30 pm.
Avoca Terrace Café daily 9.30 am–5.00 pm.
Waterfall Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec 10.30 am-4.00 pm; Mar/ Apr/Sept/Oct 10.30 am-5.30 pm; May/Jun/July/Aug 9.30 am-7.00 pm. Closed 2 weeks before Xmas.
Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Tel: 01 204 6000.
Gardens – Adults €10.50 (March-October); €8 (November-February); concessions.
Waterfall Adults €6; concessions.