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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Great outdoor site, beautiful, not too crowded, and easy to access. Lovely spot for pictures. They also have areas where you can picnic.

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Munster bei Dieburg, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The waterfall is indeed impressive and the area is nice. I thought it was a little overpriced though. Maybe if you have children and spend a good amount of your day there with them playing at the playground or so, then it would be alright. We just stopped by, watched the waterfall for a bit and enjoyed the nature.

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A bit expensive at 5.50 Eur each however it is worth seeing and the surrounding area is quite interesting and a beautiful setting.

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Proclaimed to be the tallest waterfall in Ireland. There was a fee and time restrictions. The concession was closed (for the season?), but bathrooms were accessible. The fog hampered the view a little. Wooded area probably best reached by car. I think the Powerscourt provided transportation, but we had a rental car. The stream the water fell into was surprisingly... More

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San Jose
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Get a map from hotel and follow the road for several miles to reach this place. Cannot walk to the fall from powerscourt hotel as it is not accessible.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The waterfall was very nice and beautiful, however I didn't realize there was a charge to see it. I thought it was a little overpriced for a quick look. If we were going to spend the entire day on the grounds maybe I can understand.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a must if you visit Co. Wicklow. Lovely walks. The only downside as a Senior, is that, even if you only have time to go up to the waterfall, you have to pay to enter. The entry is slightly less for seniors. However, that said, it is well kept and there is every facility so I guess that's... More

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

Dear Jean Good afternoon from a beautiful autumn day at Powerscourt. I am so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall and that you were able to get up close without too much walking. I hope we see you again soon and thank you for visiting. With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you love off-the-beaten path ventures, finding Powerscourt Waterfall will be well worth your time. While some say the fee is a bit steep, your experience is only as good as you make it. I would recommend planning a picnic here, take a hike, or find a peaceful spot to journal along the stream. This is one of the places... More

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

Dear Christina Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us, it is very much appreciated. The Waterfall and surrounding areas are fantastic and like you said its what you make of it yourself. It is great in nice weather but it is also lovely to see the waterfall during the rain... More

Cavan, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Impressive up close view of the waterfall and good visitor services provided. Cost of €5.50 per person is excessive though. €4 is enough unless you charge €5.50 including a free refreshment from the cabin shop.

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

Dear Mike Good afternoon from a sunny autumn day at Powerscourt. I am so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the waterfall and thank you for your suggestion re the entrance charge, I shall bring it to the attention of the management team here at Powerscourt. Thank you for visiting. With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism &... More

Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is a bit off the beaten track but well worth the visit. There are lots of forest walks that we didn't have time to explore but will next time. There is a small coffee/tea shop and the playground is amazing. My kids would have loved it.

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

Dear Dorothy Good afternoon and thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the waterfall. My kiddies both love it too and it is a great place to bring them for a walk at weekends. I hope we see you here again soon. With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism... More

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