Is Powerscourt a place to visit more than once, and why?

We recently ran a competition and asked our social media fans’ Is Powerscourt a place to visit more than once, and why?’ The prize was annual membership for one family and what we thought was the most intriguing and clear answer was the winner! Below are the entries and the winning entry was: 

Sue B: “Powerscourt Gardens is the most magnificent place to visit. You just can’t see everything in one visit. As the seasons change the gardens change too. The beautiful thing about the gardens is the familiarity of the gardens, they welcome you each time like an old friend but as your welcomed in, its like you’re finding things out about that friend you never knew. Lovely secrets at every turn. It’s the one place you can go that you can lose yourself in time. You can visit every garden all at once or just sit back in your amazing surroundings and just watch the world go by. It truly is the closest place to Heaven. It lifts the heart, soothes the soul and energises the body”

Congrats Sue! Here are the other entries:  

Sharon K: Absolutely from the acres of springtime flowers to the snows of winter no two days are the same there is always something new to see :0)

Andrea C: I’ve been visiting powerscourt since I was a child, this magical place has held me captivated each and every time I go. From pretending to be a princess trapped in the tower or a geisha in the Japanese gardens, to first dates walking hand in hand around the lake, and the perfect place to practise photography skills in college right the way to today, when I take anyone who hasn’t been before, half because I want to show powerscourt off to visitors, and half because I want an excuse to go again!


Beth H: Always something new to see and do in Powerscourt

Liz L: Everytime we visit the journey up the drive takes our breath away and that’s only the beginning.There is something for everyone in such a magical place. It’s fun for the family and also a place where my husband and I go when we want some time together in beautiful surroundings.Everytime I visit I get a warm tingling feeling it makes me do happy and I always look forward to our next visit.Thanks for all the memories, santa, communions, family days out..hope there will be many more happy memories in powerscourt.


Mira S: Any time I visit Dublin, powerscourt gardens is MUST. Every time it looks different but every time amazing!!!

Margaret C: because it is simply stunning and makes you happy to be alive!

Katherine OB: Powerscourt is a place to go and escape from everyday life. Its like another world in powerscourt


Fiona F: powerscourt is a year round beauty you have to see the pet graveyard in the damp dark weather the pepper tower in mid autumn surrounded by leaves and lunch should be enjoyed in high summer by the beautiful water and if your ever lucky enough to make it in the snow the entire world changes everything takes on a magical air and glow like something out of a fairytail much can be seen year round in powerscourt and much can be gained from seeing it 


Lyn K: A beautiful treat for all seasons!

Petra B: That must be the longest running competition ever. Over a year before we know the winner! But to answer the question: Powerscourt Estate is the most beautiful and peaceful place.

Cathy B: Beautiful peaceful place to walk around


Teresa C: powerscourt is like stepping back in time it is so beautiful as you step out on the terrace and view the italian gardens the grand steps down to them the japanese garden the pet cemetery of course you can enjoy the beautiful restaurant and shops here too you can sit out on the terrace and have your lucn and soak up the views of the the wicklow mountains

Martina B: Amazing and stunning the grounds are fab and inside is so lovely ..

Mark P: Love the gardens totally amazing would love to bring the kids for a chillaxing day

Andrea D: Because it is a timeless beauty!

Sarah C: Without a doubt it’s a fantastic place for all ages. We were lucky to get a membership at Christmas last year and have loved it. The landscape changes weekly. There’s fab events you can avail of weekly and the staff are amazing and super friendly. Fingers crossed Santa’s good to us again this year x x



Elaine H: Most definitely love going different time of the year watching the seasons chamge in the leaves & flowers & savouring the peacefullness as you wander around the estate. Finishing off with a coffee in the avoca cafe.

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