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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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Westmeath Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I just can't express enough how disappointed I was to have visited this attraction with my husband and 12 year old daughter after telling them of my great memories of it as a child, only to be charged €5.50 each for myself and my husband and €3.50 for my daughter. No matter how hard I tried not to be, I... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It's a place you should visit if you are in Ireland. Breathtaking views, lovely walks. We were lucky to have incredible weather - not sure this is the best wet weather attraction, but the kids scrambled over the rocks, swam in the water and dried off on the walk back to the car. What a fabulous day!

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was a great waterfall to see. It was incredibly high and beautiful. Me and my wife both enjoyed it.

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Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
52 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Our Lonely Planet guide to Ireland suggested that we visited the Powerscourt Waterfall, and I am glad we did. Take a picnic and drive down to the falls, past the car-park. There are a few walks from this location along the river which most people don't do. The falls are a great focal point, with free toilets nearby. €6 entry... More

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Salt Lake City, UT
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited Powerscourt Waterfall on the first day of our two-week drive in Ireland. It's true, there are higher falls on the planet, but we were just happy to have lived to reach the end of the very narrow lane (which the Irish call a road), lined deceptively with shrub-covered brush masking rock walls and deeply gouged with potholes. We... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were charged 20 euros for four adults for a visit to a waterfall. It is picturesque but not worth the money. Skip it and just go to the Powerscourt gardens.

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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270 reviews 270 reviews
96 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This may be Ireland's highest waterfall but it is expensive to look at. We have travelled to many places and this is the first waterfall that we have had to pay to visit … the English Lake District has many and they are even more stunning … but free! I guess that if you are visiting with a family and... More

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Newbridge, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful spot to spend the day with your family. Lovely view of the Waterfall while you have a barbeque.

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Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Definitely a waterfall worth visiting. The car park is right beside it so it does not involve a lot of walking. A great place for picnics in the summer. There is a little restaurant on site.

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Wilmington, Delaware
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a week at the lovely Powerscourt Resort and Spa, and today we decided to check out these falls. We heard they were the highest falls in Ireland, so we decided, Why not? We didn't realize there was an admission charge, so were taken back a bit. But we were happy they accepted credit cards, because we were running... More

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