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Powerscourt Waterfall

Enniskerry, Ireland
01 204 6000
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Ranked #6 of 9 attractions in Enniskerry
Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description: Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest and is located in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. Visitors have been flocking to Powerscourt... more »
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Ipswich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I brought my husband and 3 young children (9,5 & 3) to visit the Waterfall at Powerscourt, we happily paid the 16Euro's, why not, we would hardly get a lovely family day out for as cheap in the UK. I don't agree with many of the other reviews, yes it used to be free, like lots of things in the... More

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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

we were disappointing that we had to pay to see this, just like Blarney castle grounds our government has started to charge people to see the natural beauty of this country - shame

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Powerscourt I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the Waterfall. Powerscourt is not a government owed attraction it is privately owned. We do not receive any funding towards the upkeep of the facilities or grounds so we charge and admission fee in order to reinvest in the upkeep of the area.... More

yotvata
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

In lovely setting among the Wicklow mountains this high waterfall is very spectacular in rainy days (It should not be exactly when it rains - but not after many dry days).

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello from Powerscourt! It is a beautiful spring day here and we are enjoying some nice sunshine. The Waterfall is really spectacular when it rains and in the dry weather there is less of a flow but I don't think it have ever been completely dry! Thank you for visiting us! With Warm Regards Carmel More

Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We spent a day here last August with our 3 young children and their grandparents. We had a BBQ and set up by the stream for the day, we were able to park the car close and use it as a base for the day. The kids loved playing in the stream and it's a great place to take photos.... More

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Powerscourt Thank you for your lovely review it is very much appreciated. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit last August. It is great for a day out with the kiddies and they love the adventure of having a picnic or barbecue. Great when you get a nice sunny day too:) I am headed... More

Armagh
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

£5.50 for adults £3.50 for children - overpriced for what it is. Despite all the rain this waterfall isn't overly impressive - I wouldn't like to visit in a dry period. There is a play park for kids and toilets and a cafe - which wasn't open. We had a ramble round but were in and out within a half... More

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello from Powerscourt It is a wonderful spring day here in Wicklow! I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. The falls are impressive when it has rained and it comes over the high rocks in torrents! The parkland is fantastic to have a ramble around and the playground is always a big... More

Newtownards
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The waterfall is beautiful and makes for a good photo or two. A bit pricey to get into and not much else to do once you're there.

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Powerscourt Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt. The parkland is quite vast and there are walkways that you can enjoy a stroll. The summer months are great for picnics and barbecues. With Warm Regards Carmel More

Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

If you're from the US, then you're probably used to beautiful sights like this being open to the public from half a mile away (for your safety, since you can't be trusted to behave yourself). Here at Powerscourt Waterfall, they simply caution you at the front not to do several things that would degrade the experience for others. We giggled... More

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Good afternoon from Powerscourt! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it is very much appreciated. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall and parkland. It is a great place for a stroll and in the summer of course it is worth bringing along a picnic to sit and... More

Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Hadn't been to see the waterfall for years until January 2014. Feel €5.50 per adult is a cheeky price for admission especially when children are charged once they reach two years of age!!! Two years of age???!! Seems very mercenary to me. Anyway the sights are lovely and while it was wintry when we were there we imagined it would... More

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello from Powerscourt It is a beautiful spring day at Powerscourt and the sun is shining albeit a little cool! Thank you very much for your review. The winter months are great for seeing the Waterfall at it's best but the summer months are great for picnics and barbecues and taking time out to relax and play with the kiddies... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

OK for summer. If you're from the States, you will probably not be impressed. I would place this as a last-minute substitute on my itinerary as there is a charge associated and the experience is of average expectation.

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello from Powerscourt Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us it is very much appreciated. Compared to some of the falls in the USA I am sure Powerscourt seemed quite small but we are proud to say that it is the highest falls in Ireland! In the summer months it is great for a day... More

Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The waterfall is indeed spectacular and the grounds are pleasant for a 40 minute stroll but the 5.50 Euro entrance fee is beyond explanation. It really soured the visit for us and when you take into account an additional fee of 6.50 Euro to visit the Powerscourt House/Gardens the experience descends into the farcical. I couldn't help but laugh at... More

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Hello from Powerscourt Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us it is very much appreciated. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I am disappointed however to hear that you felt the admission fee to pricey. We are privately owned and therefore do not receive any funding towards the upkeep of the... More

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