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Address: Enniskerry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 204 6000
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Description: Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft). It is set in...
Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft). It is set in North County Wicklow just outside Enniskerry Village. The magnificent Waterfall cascades down over the granite rocks from the peatlands above. The crystal clear water flows down to the river below where it continues on its journey out to sea at Bray. The valley itself was carved out by a glacier during the ice age! Today Powerscourt is a haven for some of Ireland's wildlife, flora and fauna. The Sikka deer were first introduced here by Lord Powerscourt in 1858. The Waterfall is best seen just after heavy rain and the sheer volume of water and noise is certainly a sight to behold. The Waterfall is an ideal location for summer picnics and barbecues. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained. There is also a playground for younger children. Don't fret if you forget your picnic as there is a kiosk on site that serves everything from coffee and tea to hot-dogs and ice-cream. The kiosk is open everyday from the 1st June to the end of August and year round at weekends, if weather permits. There is ample car parking and toilet facilities at the waterfall. Dogs are welcome but they must be on a leash. Take time to explore the pathways that meander through the flora and fauna, walk along the woodland pathways and listen to the birdsong.
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Beautiful setting in a beautiful environment. The waterfall is Impression and very worth seeing. The area reminds of an American National Park, with the amenities and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The drive out here is wonderful, but the waterfall itself is beautiful. There are wonderful scenic walks, bathroom s, and a snack bar. We loved this stop.

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

Dear Kelly Good morning and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism and Marketing Executive More 

Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

everything is sooo expensive in and around Ireland - have to pay alot of money for Powerscourt house and surrounding areas, restaurants and coffee shops really works out very expensive with family. Lovely house and waterfall and surrounding area, but why so expensive.

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

Dear Brittany Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall. We have compared our prices to other attractions in the area and we are very competitive. We are also privately owned therefore any monies collected on admission is reinvested... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Beautiful setting in a beautiful environment. The waterfall is Impression and very worth seeing. The area reminds of an American National Park, with the amenities and opportunities for wonderful Family outings right there. Positive: anyone can get close to the waterfall, there are none of the usual restrictions and warnings. On the downside, I strongly think that an entrance fee... More 

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

Dear Alfred Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. The cost per adult to the Waterfall is €5.50 not €8.50. We are privately owned and therefore do not receive any funding, all admission prices goes towards he upkeep of the facilities and surrounding parkland. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne... More 

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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you are in the area you must go. It is one of the highlights. Lovely surroundings, peaceful, pretty. Costs €5:50 pr adult.

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

Good afternoon Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism and Marketing Executive More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

About 5km from the Powerscourt Hotel so best to drive as the roads are quite narrow. Very picturesk.

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

Dear George Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism and Marketing Executive More 

Wicklow, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The beautiful waterfall attracts thousands of tourists,I was last here 2 yrs ago and it was 5euros per car,good value,now its costing me 16euros for the same amount of people,over 3 times more,shame because its a natural beautiful waterfall with some nice walks around it,this used to be a great place for kids,gone way too expensive, I hope they realise... More 

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

Dear Frankie Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. The price 2 years ago is the same price as today. I have worked here for 10 years now and the price has never been per car! We are privately owned and therefore do not receive any government funding, so the admission charge... More 

Craigavon
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Gorgeous waterfall and my kids enjoyed being able to get so close . Lovely area . Think the individual pricing is a bit steep that a price per car would be adequate.

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

Good morning Thank you for your lovely review and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

what a beautiful place to sit quietly or have a family gathering ,lovely walks ,a place to get a cup of coffee and a fantastic place to get great photos

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

Dear Siobhan Good morning and thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall and we look forward to seeing you here again soon! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Stunning with metal pieces in my pictures. Beauty v's ugly. Cars should not be allowed to park so near this natural wonder.

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

Good morning Thank you for your review and for taking the time to recommend Powerscourt Waterfall to fellow travelers! I shall forward your comments to the Management Team here at Powerscourt for review. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism and Marketing Executive More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a superb place to see, the waterfall itself is just amazing. Going there from time to time and we're taking pictures of it every time. It makes you just contemplate about it's beauty and leaves you with a smile. It has an entrance fee as it's a private location.

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

Dear Sandra Good afternoon and thank you for your fabulous review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the waterfall. It is a great attraction to bring family and friends to enjoy a picnic or a bbq. Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

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