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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....Must See

I think if you are staying in Powerscourt Hotel its a must that go along and visit the Waterfall. Its Ireland's highest waterfall standing at about 400ft....its a pleasant drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Gleeson_23
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Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I think if you are staying in Powerscourt Hotel its a must that go along and visit the Waterfall. Its Ireland's highest waterfall standing at about 400ft....its a pleasant drive from hotel to the waterfall and when you get there there is a shop and a brilliant play area for the kids (its free), my 3yr old loved it. You... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Its a nice experience driving through the Enniskerry and to the waterfalls. Its Okay But not very great. I felt the price of 5.50 Euro per person is very expensive as there is nothing else other than the waterfall. No food facilities available at the time of our visit.

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Dublin Ireland
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Highest waterfall in Ireland, is just magnificent to see. We have been here many times, as children, as adults, and now as Grandparents, wanting to share this wonderful sight with our Grandchildren. Great place to bring a picnic, or portable barbecue.

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

Dear John Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted that you have come back to Powerscourt with your children and now your grandchildren! It is a beautiful area and great for a picnic in the summer months! I hope we see you here again soon :) Thank you for... More 

Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited in March 2015, still being a bit nippy out. We arrived a bit late so didn't have as much time as we would have preferred. Being from Norway we're used to grand waterfalls and are usually disappointed with the supposedly 'big waterfalls' in some foreign countries, but this definetly is a beauty. The fasilities were closed at the... More 

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

Dear Mina Good afternoon and thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall and thank you for recommending us! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Sutton in Ashfield, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

just a lovely country park with tea shop and lovely children s play area .the waterfall is a short walk from the car park but quiet a sight

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

Dear Suzy Good afternoon and thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great location and beutiful areas. Really liked to be a part of the nature, so close up. Stay a while, walk the trails and enjoy. Powerful!

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

Good afternoon Thank you for your review of Powerscourt Waterfall. I see that you got to visit both the House and Gardens and the Waterfall while you were in Wicklow. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Cork, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This place was recommended from the hotel where I stayed in Enniskerry which was Powerscourt Hotel. The place is very nice , beautiful view of the waterfall. It has a place where you park your car and walk around the place. It has bathrooms and it has a small playing area for the kids. We paid around €20.00 for a... More 

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

Dear Remon Good afternoon from Powerscourt and thank you for your lovely review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for recommending us :) Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Not a normal waterfall this one is amazing and if you are in the area you must visit. Great picnic area if the weather cooperates

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

Good afternoon I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
45 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Many ways to visit this place of unique natural beauty . Perhaps one of the most convenient ones is the Avoca Wicklow Day Tour (which is included on the Trip Advisor list), which will include a lot of other "must see" locations in County Wicklow

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

Dear John Good morning and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed you visit to the Waterfall and I hope you enjoyed the rest of County Wicklow too:) Thank you for visiting :) Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I wasn't expecting it to be so big and that you could get so close. There weren't many people there because it was January and it was prett cold.

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

Good morning Thanks you for your lovely review it is very much appreciated. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall despite the time of year and the cold. It has been a cold winter here and we are looking forward to some warmer Spring weather! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism &... More 

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