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Powerscourt Waterfall - Things to Know Before Visiting

Powerscourt Estate, Deerpark, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, A98 WOD0, Ireland

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About Powerscourt Waterfall

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.


Attractions Near Powerscourt Waterfall

Maulin
Maulin1.55km from Powerscourt Waterfall

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.

Crone Woods
Crone Woods2.11km from Powerscourt Waterfall

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.

Djouce
Djouce2.59km from Powerscourt Waterfall

Djouce is one of the most accessible of the higher Wicklow Mountains at a height of 725 metres above sea level. Views from Djouce include the Dargle River valley and Powerscourt Waterfall which is the highest falls in Ireland or Britain. The area is a good jumping off point for accessing the mountain area of Djouce, War Hill, White Hill and Maulin and the Glensoulan valley. It also gives access to the Wicklow Way.

Great Sugar Loaf
Great Sugar Loaf4.19km from Powerscourt Waterfall

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.

Powerscourt House & Gardens
Powerscourt House & Gardens4.55km from Powerscourt Waterfall

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.

Lough Tay
Lough Tay5.98km from Powerscourt Waterfall

A small but scenic lake set in the Wicklow Mountains in County Wicklow. The lough is fed by the Cloghoge River, which then drains into Lough Dan to the south. The stunning scenery of the Lake surrounded by the mountains makes it one of the most iconic location in Ireland.The shape of the lake with the white sand at the top makes it look like a Pint of Guinness.

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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.

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