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A historical estate in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, Powerscourt Gardens and House offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of the 18th-century wealthy. The estate encompasses 19 hectares (47 acres) and contains a blend of formal gardens, ornamental lakes, sweeping terraces, and meandering pathways, winding their way through 200 varieties of shrubs and trees. Originally a 13th century castle, the house underwent extensive alterations in the 1730s, when celebrated architect Richard Cassels added a Palladian facade and two circular domed towers. A century later architect Daniel Robertson designed the gardens, directing the work on the terrace nearest the house from a wheelbarrow, in which he supposedly sat to relieve pain caused by gout. Check online for opening hours and guided tours. Plan a trip to Enniskerry easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
Powerscourt Gardens and House Tours
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Powerscourt Gardens and House Reviews
I've visited Powerscourt several times now and can truly recommend it to all. The house is imposing and the gardens are amazing- so well cared for, and a calm haven away from the hustle and bustle of ... more »
A beautiful country house with beautiful extensive gardens! Worth a few visits actually. They gardens are quite large and would take some time to hear all the audio. A long afternoon would be ideal ac... more »
Place is very clean and maintained in to the highest standards. Lovely to spend a day with family and friends. Huge varieties of spices and wonderful view at every corner of the garden. Japanese Garden , Italian and wall garden were all good..!! Large fountain was an eye catcher for kids. Only thing needs attention is food price , where its not so affordable especially when you are with a large group. ;) Thank you ..!!
Do not miss the Japanese garden. An audio guided tour is available, but I find that you get a much netter impression by just walking around and reading the small placards located here and there. 2 hours time can be recommended for the visit. Shop, cafe and restrooms are located in the main building
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