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Plan your group visit to Powerscourt

Powerscourt Estate in Ireland is one of the most visited and popular tourist destinations in Ireland, attracting 500,000 visitors worldwide each year and 300,000 to the Gardens alone. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall are located in County Wicklow just 20km south of Dublin City Centre, offering easy access to visitors.

We offer unlimited capacity so you can be sure we will always be able to accommodate your tour group. Our rates vary depending on time of year and size of group.

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Powerscourt River Walk

Powerscourt is open year-round and is self-guided. There is coach parking and car-parking available at the Estate. Discounted group rates are available and the travel trade are welcome to enjoy a familiarisation visit of the gardens.

We offer unlimited capacity so you can be sure we will always be able to accommodate your tour group! Whether you are a tour operator or agent, a general tour group, EFL, FIT, Gardening Club, Active retired and more, we look forward to working with you!

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There’s so much to See and Discover at Powerscourt!

  • 1,000 Acre Estate
  • Powerscourt Gardens – 47 acres of discovery
  • Powerscourt Waterfall – The Highest Waterfall in Ireland
  • The Avoca Terrace Café Restaurant
  • Powerscourt Golf Club – 2 Championship Courses
  • Powerscourt Garden Pavilion – Garden & Home Décor
  • The Cool Planet Experience
  • The Powerscourt Distillery
  • The Powerscourt Hotel
  • Avoca Stores – giftware & food hall
  • Global Village – furniture & home accessories
  • The Design Loft – artisan crafts and gifts

90-150 Minutes

Gardens: Allow a minimum of 90 minutes to visit the gardens and 45 minutes for refreshments in the Terrace Café. Visitors are welcome to browse the craft and gift shops afterwards.

Please see audio guide and AV times below

Self-guided, audio guides are available.

Available in English, Chinese, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Polish, Dutch and Russian

Personalised audio tour narrated by family members.

Languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Chinese.

‘Garden of the Gods’ adult audio tour

Stops: 22 stops Distance: 1.5km Time: 90 minutes.

‘Family Action Quests’ children’s audio tour

Stops: 8 stops Distance: 1.5km Time: 60 minutes.

Visitors are welcome to stop at 1 or all stops.

Personalised video tour narrated by family members.

Languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Chinese.

Time: 9.5 minutes

  • The Terrace Café is run by the Avoca.
  • Featuring home-made food of excellent quality, the café offers freshly-made salads, soups and artisan sandwiches as well as a wide selection of gourmet meals and desserts. Vegetarian options are available.
  • The Terrace Café is open year-round and seats 160 including outdoor seating.
  • The café cannot be booked for groups in advance but there is plenty of capacity to accommodate them.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy a picnic in the courtyard. Picnics are not permitted in the gardens.

  • 1,000 Acre Estate
  • Powerscourt Gardens – 47 acres of discovery
  • Powerscourt Waterfall – The Highest Waterfall in Ireland
  • The Avoca Terrace Café Restaurant
  • Powerscourt Golf Club – 2 Championship Courses
  • Powerscourt Garden Pavilion – Garden & Home Décor
  • The Cool Planet Experience
  • The Powerscourt Distillery
  • The Powerscourt Hotel
  • Avoca Stores – giftware & food hall
  • Global Village – furniture & home accessories
  • The Design Loft – artisan crafts and gifts

Ample parking available for cars and coaches. Coaches are allowed to pull up directly outside the entrance to the House and Gardens.

Yes. Partial access to House & Gardens. Toilets are located in the courtyard and Powerscourt House.

Two complimentary wheelchairs are available at Powerscourt House reception. Please contact us in advance to book.

Powerscourt Estate

COVID-19 Notification 4

Powerscourt Estate – Closure

(Effective 22.03.20)

In the interest of public safety and the absolute requirement for social distancing, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.

We have given the situation a great deal of thought and we understand that our visitors will be disappointed by this and we apologise for the inconvenience it may cause, particularly when being outside in nature is beneficial for mental and physical health.

At this time, we all have a social responsibility, including Powerscourt Estate, to minimise any harm to our friends, colleagues, and families.  We will be reviewing this situation on an ongoing basis.  Please keep an eye on the News Section of our website and social media for updates.

Thank you for your understanding and patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Estate before not too long.  We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

Best wishes,

Powerscourt Management

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Please be informed with a great deal of thought and in the interest of public safety, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.