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Powerscourt Gardens and House, Enniskerry

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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.
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  • Unbelievable spot in the heart of the garden county. Surrounding by lots of top class amenities not to mention some unbelievable views. Attended an event here recently - food and service were... 
    Unbelievable spot in the heart of the garden county. Surrounding by lots of top class amenities not to mention some unbelievable views. Attended an event here recently - food and service were...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Went here to visit the gardens! Had a lovely day out and thought they were stunning. The lady at the ticket desk was lovely and very helpful. They were able to provide a wheelchair for my granny who has a bad knee which was great! The gardens were well kept and we really enjoyed the day out. I understand the gardens are large and require a lot of maintenance, but they tickets are still quite pricey!
  • Picturesque and varied, plenty to see if you have the time. Beautiful way to spend an afternoon. I would not recommend bringing a pushchair however; it was much easier to carry the child around, with all of the stairs, and the pushchair was an inconvenience. The ponds could do with some cleaning though.

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