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Powerscourt Waterfall

Address: Enniskerry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 204 6000
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft). It is set in North County Wicklow just...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Groningen, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lovely scenic area, the man on the way in takes card so very handy however the food shop inside does not so bring cash if you want to buy food. It is a little off the beaten track and the road isnt great down to it so drive carefully.

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

Dear Laura Good afternoon from Powerscourt and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Great tips re cash or card by the way, I didn't know the kiosk was cash only, at least now I can let other visitors know. Sounds like you have a great appreciation of nature :) Thank you for visiting! Warm... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The waterfall is great! A must see for sure! Took some amazing pictures while I was there. There is a park for the kids to play at too.

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

Dear Jessica Good morning and thank you for your lovely review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Ireland. Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Tipperary, Ireland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you like waterfalls, picnics and space to wander, it is really lovely here. A real family atmosphere with somewhere to get a coffee or an ice cream. Saying that I've been on a cold drizzly day and it still lovely. In the summer go early to make the most of the day.

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

Dear Liz Good morning and thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoy visiting the Waterfall! It is a great day out for families in the summer time and I love the colours in the autumn too :) Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The waterfall is beautiful.It takes a bit of help from the sat nav to get there as the roads leading to the waterfall are windy and not very wide.I felt the entry charge was a little expensive at €11 for two of us in the car but the views are lovely I suppose.The shop makes delicious ice cream cones too... More 

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

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! I see you visited in October, I know the colours down at the Waterfall were spectacular as I took some time away from my desk to take some photos:) Didn't have the ice cream though - I will have to try one next time! Thank you... More 

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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed in the powerscourt hotel looked up what to do was told this is a must to do.arrived at ten am and closed on a Sunday morning went away and came back was charged 12 € to get in for my partner and I .took a few pictures too cold to go walking no coffee shop there.kiosk closed very disappointed... More 

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

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Waterfall. Unfortunately we cannot predict the weather and it has been quite cold this winter, not always great for getting outdoors! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

County Wicklow, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to this waterfall during the summer time It was lovely A lovely drive to the waterfall. It was so peaceful and quite, I love the sound o the water.

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

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

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You can drive right up to the waterfall giving you as much of a view as anyone else. No need to exit the car!!.

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

Dear Diane Good afternoon and thank you for your review. I am delighted to see you got up close to the waterfall - lovely photo! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

5.50euro entrance a head is a bit steep. The waterfall itself is amazing, and on a summers day it would be lovely to have a picnic here. But in the winter, you get cold pretty quick so we only stayed maybe 45 mins at the most after a bit of photography and a wander

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

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall. I hope you got some nice pics! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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184 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Powerscourt Waterfall, which is about a 10 minute drive away from the Powerscourt Gardens, is also worth a visit (but does require a separate fee). This is the tallest waterfall in Ireland and is well worth the visit. It's also a great place to have a picnic lunch.

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

Dear Matt Good afternoon and thank you for recommending Powerscourt Waterfall to fellow travelers. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Tallest waterfall in Ireland was NOT impressive, nice, yes. The amount we paid to get in and look - was VERY expensive considering. Unless you plan on hiking inthe area, taking a a picnic, I would day it was not worth the drive. Sorry

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

Dear Cynthia Good afternoon and thank you for sharing your visitor experience to the Waterfall. I am sorry to hear you were not impressed by the Waterfall. We are very proud of it and very much feel that it a hidden gem in Wicklow, and also Ireland's highest! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

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