Powerscourt Estate

Republic of Ireland - County Wicklow

United Kingdom

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Taking the kids out for the day to Powerscourt Estate in Republic of Ireland


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Powerscourt Estate
County Wicklow
Republic of Ireland
United Kingdom


Sunday 09:30 - 17:30
Monday 09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30
Thursday 09:30 - 17:30
Friday 09:30 - 17:30
Saturday 09:30 - 17:30


Attractions at Powerscourt

  • Powerscourt Gardens – 47 acres of discovery
  • Powerscourt Waterfall – The Highest Waterfall in Ireland
  • Powerscourt Golf Club – 2 Championship Courses
  • Powerscourt House – Venue for Weddings & Corporate Events
  • Tara’s Palace – 22 room doll’s house and a children’s museum
  • Powerscourt Hotel  – A 5* Luxury Experience
  • Dining at Powerscourt – The Terrace Café, Powerscourt Golf Club Restaurant, The Powerscourt Hotel
  • Shopping at Powerscourt – Powerscourt Garden Pavilion, Avoca Stores, Global Village, SOUL, The Design Loft

Powerscourt House & Gardens

Powerscourt house today offers the warmest of welcomes to our visitors and some of the best views in Ireland, overlooking the breath-taking Sugarloaf Mountain. It’s a wonderful place to relax and enjoy browsing our splendid range of stores or to indulge in a coffee and dessert in the famous Avoca Terrace Café
Explore 47 acres of gardens, meander through the charismatic stores in Powerscourt House and indulge at the Avoca Terrace Café.
  • Parking: There is ample parking for visitors in our car park. Coach parking is also available for up to 20 coaches
  • Refreshments: The Terrace Café in Powerscourt House provides a wide range of cuisine and can accommodate up to 160 people
  • Baby Changing Facilities: Baby changing facilities are available in Powerscourt House
  • Information Guides: We provide information guides in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Chinese to visitors to Powerscourt gardens
  • Dogs: Unfortunately dogs are not permitted at Powerscourt Gardens, with the exception of Guide Dogs

Powerscourt Waterfall

Visit the highest waterfall in Ireland, explore its parkland and discover its wildlife. Enjoy a family-friendly day out including a children’s playground.
  • Refreshments: Visitors  are welcome to picnic or BBQ at the waterfall. A refreshment kiosk is available during summer months offering coffee, tea, sandwiches and snacks.
  • Carer & Assistants: Carers travelling with people with disabilities are entitled to free entrance to the Waterfall
  • Parking & Toilets: There is parking and toilet facilites available at the waterfall.
  • Baby Changing Facilities: Baby changing facilities are available at Powerscourt Waterfall.
  • Dogs: Dogs are welcome to visit the waterfall. Please keep them on a leash!
  • Norman Dowling Coaches run tours daily to Powerscourt Waterfall.

Opening Hours:

Powerscourt Gardens

• Daily: 9.30am – 5.30pm
• Gardens close at dusk in Winter
• The Gardens are open year-round and only close December 25th & 26th

Ballroom & Garden Rooms

• Sundays 9:30am – 1:30pm – All Year
• Mondays 9:30am – 1:30pm – May to September

Avoca Terrace Café

• Daily: 9.30am – 5.00pm

Powerscourt Waterfall

• Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec 10.30am – 4.00pm
• Mar/Apr/Sept/Oct 10.30am – 5.30pm
• May/Jun/July/Aug 9.30am – 7.00pm
• Closed two weeks before Christmas

Powerscourt River Walk (Annual Members Only)

• Daily: 9.30am – 5.30pm
• River Walk closes at dusk in Winter

Powerscourt Garden Pavilion

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5.30pm


  • Car Parking
  • Mobility Access
  • Cafe/Family Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Parties


Powerscourt Estate is located just 20 minutes south of Dublin, and there are many transportation options available to reach us.

Travelling by bus

The closest public transportation to the estate are the 185 and 44 bus services which leave visitors in Enniskerry village in County Wicklow, a short walk from the Estate (approximately 25 minutes, wear comfortable shoes). Bus timetables are available here.

Travelling by train

The nearest DART station (rail) to the Estate is Bray, County Wicklow which connects the 185 bus with Dublin City Centre. The rail line runs along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth southwards as far as Greystones, County Wicklow.

Travelling by car

Direction from Dublin City Centre/M50 Take the N11 southbound (Wexford). At approximately 19km , take exit 7 for Bray south, Enniskerry, Powerscourt Gardens. Turn left at roundabout, over flyover and rejoin N11 heading north. Take first left for Enniskerry Village (Exit 6a). Continue along road to Enniskerry Village. Take the road to the left of the clock tower, in the village square, continue up steep hill for 600m. Powerscourt entrance is on the right-hand side opposite church entrance.