Powerscourt House & Gardens


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Powerscourt House & Gardens are nestled at the foothills of the Wicklow mountains in Ireland's garden county. Situated just 20km from Dublin City Centre, Powerscourt is within easy reach of all commuters coming into Ireland.

Powerscourt Gardens are laid out over 47 acres including the Italian, Rose, & Kitchen Garden. The very unique Pets Cemetery, the Tower Valley & Japanese Gardens. There is so much to see and explore and there is something for everyone!

The House was tragically destroyed by fire in 1974, and has a very different use today. The Avoca Terrace Cafe offer the finest in Irish cuisine and the most delectable homemade desserts! The Avoca stores are a treasure trove of Irish design including the famous woollen throws.

Come and explore all that Powerscourt House & Gardens has to offer!

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Powerscourt House & Gardens

  1. 1. Enter, Explore, Discoverwww.powerscourt.ie
  2. 2. Powerscourt is one of the most beautiful estates inIreland. Situated in the mountains of CountyWicklow just 20km from Dublin City Centre.Where Powerscourt House stands today thereonce stood a 13th century medieval castle.Originally owned by the Le Poer family fromwhich Powerscourt takes it’s name, it then passedto the Wingfield family where they remained forover 300 years.Bought in 1961 by the Slazenger family it hasbecome a thriving and bustling tourism destinationto travelers from all around the globe.
  3. 3. The gardens at Powerscourt were laid outover two main periods. Many of the peopleinvolved in their creation and developmentnever saw the gardens completed in theirlifetime. When the house was rebuilt in thedecade after 1731, the surrounding groundswere also remodeled.The design reflected the desire to create agarden which was part of the widerlandscape. And what a view it is! To thenorth formal tree plantations framed thevista from the house, while a walled garden,fish pond, cascades, grottos and terraceslay to the south. Walks wound through thewooded grounds and a fine tree linedavenue was created. When you arrive at thetree lined avenue today, hundreds of beechtrees will guide your visit.
  4. 4. The extensive gardens are laid over 47acres and featured themed areasincluding the Italian and Rose gardens,the Herbaceous Border and Pets’Cemetery, the Japanese Garden andTower Valley.Enjoy the rambling walks, waterfeatures, fine statuary, creativeironwork and hundreds of varieties oftrees, plants and flowers. Relax andlisten to the birdsong, the trickle of thefountains, the breeze rustling throughthe ancient trees and take in thepanoramic view of these magnificentgardens. Explore all the hiddentreasures the gardens have to offer.
  5. 5. Once a castle in the early 1300’s andhome to the Wingfield family forseveral centuries, PowerscourtHouse has a very different use today.It was lovingly restored by theSlazenger family until tragedy struckon an evening in the Autumn of 1974when a fire broke out and destroyedthe beautiful Palladian Mansion. Itlay in ruins for over 20 years but wasreopened in 1997 as a tourismdestination. Visitors can relive thetragic story through the audio visualhistory.
  6. 6. From its early roots as a small tea and coffeestation selling home baking in the corner of oneof its shops, Avoca has grown into one ofIrelands most loved food brands. The AvocaTerrace Café in Powerscourt offers an amazingsetting for you to relax and enjoy a cup of coffeewith friends and family next to what is surelyone of the most dramatic vistas in Ireland.The food at the Terrace Café is homemade andof excellent quality which is why people returnhere time and again. Enjoy freshly-madesalads, soups and gourmet sandwiches as wellas a wide selection of meals including chickenand brocolli crumble, luxury fish pie andspinach, pine nut and brie quiche. For thosewith a sweet tooth, mouth-watering dessertssuch as strawberry meringue roulade, lemontart and double chocolate cheesecake arejustdelectable to ignore!
  7. 7. A Treasure TroveCome and see us at AvocaPowerscourt for a fantastic shoppingexperience. The Avoca store ishoused in Powerscourt House whichis full of character with the originalcastle walls dating back to the 12thcentury. We offer a full range ofAvoca favourites and gifts includingfashion and kidswear, books and softfurnishing, jewellery, aromatics andscrumptious food hall and of coursethe famous Avoca throws!
  8. 8. Powerscourt Estate is located onIreland’s East Coast just 20km southof Dublin City Centre. We are just offthe M11, exit 7 travelling south andexit 6a travelling north.Set in Ireland’s Garden county andjust outside the quaint andpicturesque village of Enniskerry,Powerscourt is easily accessiblefrom Dublin Airport, the ferry Ports atDun Laoghaire and the M50 &M11.To see all theoptionsfortravelling to Powerscourtclick here.
  9. 9. County Wicklow is one of Ireland’strue scenic treasures with itsmagnificent hills and mountains, longsandy beaches, rivers and lakes. It isthe perfect holiday destination,suitable either for a family holiday ora short, romantic weekend break.Top AttractionsWalkingGolfAccommodation
  10. 10. Powerscourt Golf Club is renowned forinspiring golf courses set in one ofIreland’s magnificent estates. In theearly 90’s an 18 hole championshipcourse within the 1000 acre estate wasconceived. Former Walker Cup CaptainPeter McEvoy was commissioned todesign the East course which openedin 1996. Following on from the successof the East course the West courseopened in 2003; designed by DavidMcLay Kidd. Today we have a veryactive club with approximately 900members between the Mens & Ladiesclubs.
  11. 11. HOUSE & GARDENSDaily 9.30am – 5.30pm(closes at sunset in Winter)Closed 25th& 26th DecemberBALLROOM & GARDEN ROOMSSundays 9.30am – 1.30pm year roundMondays – 9.30am – 1.30pm May toSeptemberwww.powerscourt.ie
  12. 12. Connect with NaturePowerscourt Waterfall, just5km from themain estate, has an abundance of floraand fauna and is home to our nativewildlife. The Waterfall, Ireland’s highest,cascades from a height of 121m to thevalley floor below.The Waterfall provides the perfect settingfor families or groups of friends lookingfor a great day out. Whether you are akeen walker, a nature lover or have littleexplorer’s there is something foreveryone. Be sure to pack a picnic andenjoy a day in the outdoors in one ofWicklow’s hidden gems. For openingtimes visit our website.
  13. 13. Outstanding among luxury five star hotelsin Ireland and set amidst one of the mostscenic and historic estates in the countryis The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, a 200-room resort showcasing Palladian-stylearchitecture and offering guests a host ofamenities. Two championship-calibre golfcourses, a 30,000-square foot luxury spaby ESPA and a Gordon Ramsaysignature restaurant are among thisluxury hotel’s distinctive attractions.Whether you are planning a sensationalspa weekend with friends, are an avidgolf enthusiast looking to play ourprestigious fairways or are traveling forbusiness, the Ritz Carlton offers a 5star, one of a kind destination for all theirguests.
  14. 14. Tel: +353 1 204 6000E: carmel.byrne@powerscourt.netAoifeO’DriscollMarketing ManagerE:aoife.odriscoll@powerscourt.netwww.powerscourt.iewww.facebook.com/powerscourtestatewww.tripadvisor.comEVENTS AT POWERSCOURTGuided Walks, Treasure Hunts, FamilyFun Days, Gardening Workshops &lotsmore…We look forward to welcoming yourgroups to Powerscourt!