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Powerscourt House & Gardens - Things to Know Before Visiting

Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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About Powerscourt House & Gardens

This is one of the world’s great gardens set against the backdrop of the great Sugarloaf Mountain and is located 20km south of Dublin City Centre. The house, originally a 13th-century castle, was extensively altered during the 18th century by German architect Richard Cassels, starting in 1731 and finishing in 1741. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks.

Attractions Near Powerscourt House & Gardens

Crone Woods
Crone Woods3.59km from Powerscourt House & Gardens

Crone Woods,is located in the northeastern section of the Wicklow Mountains, just below the summit of Maulin 570 metres, in Wicklow in the Ireland. Crone Woods have an extensive network of forest trails and hikes which can be accessed from the village of Enniskerry. The woods were once part of the Powerscourt Estate with records from the 13th-century showing the area was set aside as a royal hunting ground. The forest is owned and operated by Coillte, the Irish state forestry agency.

Ski Club of Ireland
Ski Club of Ireland3.91km from Powerscourt House & Gardens

The Ski Club of Ireland owns and runs the largest artificial ski slope in Ireland. It is located in County Wicklow close to the village of Kilternan. It has four ski slopes: a main slope , an intermediate slope and two nursery slopes. The slopes' surfaces are covered in Dendix, a by-product of brush manufacturing which is similar to a short haired brush with the bristles sticking upwards. It also offers ski lessons for all abilities.

Prince Williams Seat
Prince Williams Seat3.98km from Powerscourt House & Gardens

Prince William's Seat, is the 296th–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, however, it does not have the elevation to quality as a Vandeleur-Lynam. Prince William's Seat is on the border of the Wicklow Mountains and Dublin Mountains in Ireland, and lies on the northern side of the Glencree valley, positioned at its entrance. Prince William's Seat and Knocknagun are popular peaks with hill-walkers.

Great Sugar Loaf
Great Sugar Loaf4.15km from Powerscourt House & Gardens

Great Sugar Loaf at 501 metres, is the 404th–highest peak in Ireland. Its isolation from other hills, steep slopes, and conical shape makes it appear much taller than it’s 501m height above sea level. It is composed of Cambrian quartzite and is an erosion-resistant metamorphosed sedimentary deposit that once formed part of the ocean floor. A good treking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Maulin4.51km from Powerscourt House & Gardens

Maulin is the 272nd–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale,[3] however, being below 600 m it does not rank on the Vandeleur-Lynam or Hewitt scales. Maulin is in the far northeastern section of the Wicklow Mountains, at the mouth of Glensoulan Valley; Powerscourt Waterfall lies at its base. Maulin is often climbed as part of a "loop route" called the Circuit of Glensoulan which starts at Crone Woods car-park.

Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall4.55km from Powerscourt House & Gardens

This is the second highest waterfall in Ireland Set at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains. The waterfall is a favourite destination for family picnics and visitors are also welcome to enjoy a barbecue. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained and a playground for younger children. The waterfall is part of the Powerscourt Estate, which is open to the public for an entrance fee.

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County Wicklow is a county in Ireland. The last of the traditional 32 counties, having been formed as late as 1606, it is part of the Mid-East Region and the traditional province of Leinster. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the counties of Wexford to the south, Carlow to the southwest, Kildare to the west, and Dublin to the north.