Powerscourt Estate not only encompasses the wonderful house and gardens but also the Powerscourt Waterfall which is just 6km from the main estate and is a spectacular sight to behold. The waterfall is the highest in Ireland and has been featured in numerous film productions including Excalibur and Camelot. Both the gardens and the waterfall are perfect places to visit and with so much to do they are perfect for the whole family.
Powerscourt is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll with over 47 arces of some of the finest gardens, there is so much to see and do. The gardens feature a number of themed areas including the Italian and Rose garden, the Japanese Gardens and Tower Valley. The gardens are nestled at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, which serve as a breathtaking backdrop to your stroll. Once you’ve finished your stroll, why not have a bite to eat in the terrace cafe which overlooks the gardens.
For a more exciting adventure take a trip to the Powerscourt Waterfall. Powerscourt waterfall is perfect for groups and families looking for a fun filled day out. There is something for everyone, from the daring adventurer to the nature lover, the keen hiker to the laid back stroller. There are several walking trails, a playground for children and an ample car parking area.
Both the gardens and the waterfall are open all year round check out their website for opening hours and prices.
Directions from Bray:
From the N11 take the R117 and follow the signs for Enniskerry Village, once at the village take the first left up the hill. The entrance for Powerscourt Gardens is on the right. Alternatively take the 185 bus from Bray Dart Station, get off in Enniskerry Village and walk up the hill.
To get to the Waterfall from Enniskerry Village follow signs for Powerscourt Waterfall