Immerse Yourself In
World-Class Beauty

Named 3rd Best Garden in the world by National Geographic, lose yourself in 47 acres of carefully curated and maintained gardens. With so many wondrous features to explore and the stunning Powerscourt House listed as one of the top 10 globally (Lonely Planet), there is something to take everyone’s breath away.

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AT POWERSCOURT ESTATE

If you enjoy the finer things in life, step into the magical world of Powerscourt Estate, conveniently located just 30 minutes from Dublin. Explore our 47 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and experience the grandeur of the magnificent mansion house. Then, indulge in the very best of Irish design and dining to round out your day.

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You’ll discover a wealth of variety in Powerscourt Gardens, including a blend of perfectly manicured formal gardens, sweeping terraces, striking statues, charming ornamental lakes, secret hollows, and rambling walks. Take in the wonder of nature, curated by world-class gardeners. Discover the 3rd best garden in the World
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Into The House
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09:30 - 17.00

Take in the breath-taking beauty of the house’s elegant facade and enjoy the jaw-dropping views from the Avoca Terrace Café as you indulge in a spot of delicious dining. When you’ve taken in the grandeur and luxury of the mansion, maybe sample leading Irish design in one of our exciting boutiques.

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Wonder At The Waterfall
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€7.00
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10:30 - 16.00

The dramatic waterfall at Powerscourt is the highest in Ireland, set in beautiful parkland rich in local wildlife. With great amenities and loads of space to walk or play, it provides the perfect setting for a picnic and a stroll to enjoy the wonders of the natural world.

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Eat, drink, explore

Dive into the wealth of delicious things to eat and drink at Avoca, as you take a restful pause in your explorations at Powerscourt. When you’ve finished your mouth-watering meal, you’ll discover a wealth of exciting Irish design available at Avoca, Neptune and Design Loft. Perfect for gifts or a special something to remember your visit.

Plan your visit

Powerscourt is readily accessible by road and rail, just 30 minutes from Dublin. There are a host of high quality facilities to make your visit more enjoyable

Powerscourt Estate is located just 20 minutes south of Dublin, or 40 minutes from the airport and there are many transportation options available to reach us.

Car From Dublin City Centre / M50

GPS Coordinates: 3°11’05”N 6°11’13”W / 53.18472°N 6.18694°W

Take the N11 southbound (Wexford). At approximately 19km , take exit 7 for Bray south, Enniskerry, Powerscourt Gardens. Turn left at roundabout, over flyover and rejoin N11 heading north. Take first left for Enniskerry Village (Exit 6a). Continue along road to Enniskerry Village. Take the road to the left of the clock tower, in the village square, continue up steep hill for 600m. Powerscourt entrance is on the right-hand side opposite church entrance.

Getting the bus

The closest public transportation to the estate is the 185 and 44 bus services which take visitors to Enniskerry village in County Wicklow. Buses run every hour. 

The 44 bus travels direct from City centre to Enniskerry village and takes approx 45 mins to an hour. 

The 185 bus connects Bray to Enniskerry. 

The village is a short walk from the Estate, approximately 20 minutes and we’d advise you to wear comfortable shoes as part of the walk is also uphill.  Be prepared to make your stroll a pleasant one!  

Bus timetables are available here. 

By Train

The nearest DART station (rail) to the Estate is Bray, County Wicklow which connects the 185 bus with Dublin City Centre. The rail line runs along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth southwards as far as Greystones, County Wicklow.

Full timetables for the DART are available here.

Day Trip Tours

You can book to join a group on a bus from Dublin City center to visit Powerscourt Gardens. Hilltoptreks offer Award-winning Guided and Self Guided tours in Wicklow. One of their most popular tours is a day tour which includes Powerscourt Gardens and Glendalough. Booking details are below.

Book Powerscourt & Glendalough Tour here.

You can book a day tour with VIP buses, and join a group from Dublin City centre at the corner of O’Connell Street and Eden Quay from Wednesday to Saturday from 9 am, arriving back in Dublin city at 6.30pm. The first stop on the tour is Powerscourt Estate followed by other key attractions in Wicklow.

Book Powerscourt & Wicklow Tour

Parking & EV Charging

There is ample parking at Powerscourt for cars and coaches including accessible car parking.

If you travel by hire car and use an environmentally friendly electric car you can recharge onsite at our EV charging stations using the easy go app.

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The waterfall is 6km away from Powerscourt Gardens and is a separate destination. It’s recommended to drive to the waterfall!

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GPS Coordinates: 53.1467° N, 6.2105° W
The Waterfall is located 6km from Powerscourt Estate. From Dublin City and Wexford take Exit 8. After 2 km take the first right towards Enniskerry and follow the signs for Powerscourt Waterfall.

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We aim to provide our visitors with the very best standard and array of facilities to help them enjoy their visit.

Facilities At Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Parking: There is ample parking for visitors in our car park. Coach parking is also available for up to 20 coaches.
  • Refreshments: The Avoca Terrace Café in Powerscourt House provides a wide range of cuisine and can accommodate up to 160 people.
  • Picnics: Picnics are not permitted in Powerscourt Gardens.
  • Baby Changing Facilities: Baby changing facilities are available in Powerscourt House.
  • Information Guides: We provide information guides in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Chinese to visitors to Powerscourt Gardens.
  • Dogs: Unfortunately dogs are not permitted at Powerscourt Gardens or House, with the exception of Guide Dogs.
  • Carer & Assistants: Carers travelling with people with disabilities are entitled to free entrance to the Gardens. The site is partially wheelchair accessible.
  • Commercial photography is not permitted anywhere on the estate.
Facilities At Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Refreshments: Visitors are welcome to picnic or BBQ at the waterfall. A refreshment kiosk is available during summer months offering coffee, tea, sandwiches and snacks.
  • Carer & Assistants: Carers travelling with people with disabilities are entitled to free entrance to the Waterfall.
  • Parking & Toilets: There is parking and toilet facilities available at the waterfall.
  • Baby Changing Facilities: Baby changing facilities are available at Powerscourt Waterfall.
  • Dogs: Dogs are welcome to visit the waterfall. Please keep them on a leash!
  • Photography: Visitors are welcome to take photos during their visit to Powerscourt Estate, however commercial photography is not permitted in the Gardens. Please note that drone photography is not permitted at Powerscourt Estate, unless by prior arrangement with the Powerscourt Estate Office.
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Powerscourt Estate prides itself on the welcome we offer to all our visitors and being an accessible destination for everyone.

Accessibility Overview

There is good access to the gardens, shops and terrace café and wheelchairs are available to borrow while you enjoy your visit with us. We recommend that these are booked in advance through our reception team to avoid any disappointment. Unfortunately, access to our first floor shops is not possible in a wheelchair as there are several steps.

Wheelchair users and families with buggies will find our attractions easy to access, and our facilities suitably equipped. Those with limited mobility will appreciate the number of benches and picnic tables located in both Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall.

For any queries regarding accessibility, please get in contact with us. We look forward to welcoming you to Powerscourt.

Accessibility at Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Parking: Disabled Parking is available in our carpark.
  • Drop-off Point: Disabled visitors are welcome to stop at the drop off point at the front of Powerscourt House.
  • Carer & Assistants: Carers travelling with people with disabilities are entitled to free entrance to the Gardens.
  • Disabled Route: There is a disabled route through Powerscourt Gardens. Our reception team will be delighted to help you with any queries.
  • Café: There is disabled access to the Terrace Café and Terrace area.
  • Toilets: There are disabled toilets available in Powerscourt House.
  • Lift: There is a lift to the ballroom on first floor of Powerscourt House.
  • Wheelchairs: There are wheelchairs at our house reception which visitors to the gardens are welcome to use. Please book in advance by phoning +353 (0)1 204 6000 to avoid any disappointment. A €20 refundable deposit is required.
  • Dogs: Dogs are not permitted in Powerscourt House, but we welcome Guide Dogs with open arms.
Accessibility at Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Parking: There is ample parking at the waterfall, close to the refreshment area and toilet facilities.
  • Toilets: There are disabled toilets available at the waterfall.
  • Access: The areas surrounding the waterfall are largely accessible for wheelchairs. Please call us on +353 (0)1 204 6000.
  • If you have specific queries or ask our staff at the waterfall when you arrive.
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Sustainability & Biodiversity

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At Powerscourt, we’re blessed with a stunning setting amid the unspoiled Wicklow landscape, a constant reminder of our role as responsible custodians of the natural world. Powerscourt has become Ireland’s first premier visitor attraction to be certified by Sustainable Travel Ireland. We are constantly working on becoming more sustainable, looking to become net zero by 2025 and to protect our rich biodiversity, supporting native flora and fauna for the generations to come.

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Estate Attractions

Experience one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions and a destination like no other. Beyond the entrance gates to the Estate you enter a world full of beauty with 47 acres of gardens to explore, a magnificent House to dine and shop in. An award winning Distillery and golf club and if you want to stay longer you can even stay at Powerscourt Hotel.

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Powerscourt Golf Club

Both our East and West Courses are open to visitors 7 days a week and we look forward to welcoming you here.

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Powerscourt Distillery

Discover the traditional whiskey making process and sample award-winning Fercullen Irish whiskeys at Powerscourt Distillery.

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Powerscourt Hotel

Turn a magical day at the Powerscourt Estate into a memorable mini break, with a luxurious stay at the 5* Powerscourt Hotel, part of the MHL Hotel Collection.

Give Amazing Experiences

Powerscourt Christmas gift cards have something for everyone, from family-friendly fun to tailored presents for the garden lover or discerning shopper. Treat your favourite family and friends to an experience they’ll remember forever.

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What’s Happening At Powerscourt

News, Event and Experience

Keep up to date on all that’s Happening at Powerscourt Estate and all the wonderful nature-based summer events and experiences.

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Poetry in Bloom

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Tree Trail

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WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY

This place is amazing. Soo beautiful. We’ve been many times and each time we love it. We chose to come in May but maybe next time we’ll head over in June hopefully to see all the flowers blooming. The walks are soo relaxing and the view is just amazing. This time we stayed for lunch and cannot praise enough their food. Such fresh and tasty soup and sandwiches and yummy desserts. Cannot wait for our next visit as even if it’s far away from where we live and takes almost 3 hours to drive, it’s just soo beautiful ?

We visited Powerscourt gardens for the first time in late October. The walled gardens still had a colourful display of flowers and shrubs, the trees were in wonderful autumn shades and the Japanese gardens were delightful with the Acers looking very attractive. Powerscourt is certainly worth travelling to see if you are in the area.

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.

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.

The walled gardens are the most amazing flowers I have ever seen. I could have looked at them for hours. The rest of the grounds are very beautiful and peaceful when there aren’t large tour groups. The lunch at Avoca is very good, fresh and reasonably priced. You can even have some retail therapy at the stores. Again, the most amazing flowers!!!

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Coming To Powerscourt?
WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY

This place is amazing. Soo beautiful. We’ve been many times and each time we love it. We chose to come in May but maybe next time we’ll head over in June hopefully to see all the flowers blooming. The walks are soo relaxing and the view is just amazing. This time we stayed for lunch and cannot praise enough their food. Such fresh and tasty soup and sandwiches and yummy desserts. Cannot wait for our next visit as even if it’s far away from where we live and takes almost 3 hours to drive, it’s just soo beautiful ?

We visited Powerscourt gardens for the first time in late October. The walled gardens still had a colourful display of flowers and shrubs, the trees were in wonderful autumn shades and the Japanese gardens were delightful with the Acers looking very attractive. Powerscourt is certainly worth travelling to see if you are in the area.

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.

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.

The walled gardens are the most amazing flowers I have ever seen. I could have looked at them for hours. The rest of the grounds are very beautiful and peaceful when there aren’t large tour groups. The lunch at Avoca is very good, fresh and reasonably priced. You can even have some retail therapy at the stores. Again, the most amazing flowers!!!