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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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Saint Joseph, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

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167 reviews 167 reviews
52 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
36 reviews 36 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
110 helpful votes 110 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After paying 5.5 Euro to park/get into the Falls area there is minimal walking required to see the falls. Viewing the falls takes minutes, no swimming, so if you want to enjoy this attraction for more than 10 min bring a blanket to lay on and take a nap as you listen to the falls and lay in the sun.... More

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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Having grown up in Kilmacanogue I have been visiting Powerscourt for more than 50 years. On a recent visit from the UK on a family reunion we decided to visit the House and Gardens. All were really impressed, especially with the gardens, which must take a lot of care and attention to keep in their beautiful condition. How can the... More

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