Trip Planner: Europe / Ireland / Province of Leinster / County Wicklow / Enniskerry / Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland's tallest waterfall, has attracted visitors to the bottom of the Wicklow Mountains for more than 200 years. See the stunning waters, which fall 121 m (398 ft). Explore the park's pathways, or enjoy a picnic and the nearby playground. Admire the beech, oak, larch, pine, and giant redwood trees, which were introduced to the region in the 18th century. Watch for wildlife, including native birds and the Sika Deer. The Powersourt Estate, a 13th-century home located 5 km (3 mi) from the site, owns the waterfall and its valley. The home is also open to the public. Take a look at our Enniskerry travel planner to schedule your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours to Powerscourt Waterfall
Private Tour of Glendalough, Wicklow & Powerscourt Gardens starting from Dublin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $522
Duration: 6 hours
Enchanting Private Day Trip to Wicklow Mountains BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $226
Duration: 10 hours
Powerscourt Waterfall reviews
Worth a look for an hour unless you want to walk around eat a bit or cook food and sit around. Boring enough bar the waterfall which is great to see close up. more »
€6.50 per person is a scandalous price to pay just to see a waterfall, have access to some woodland and a stream that for the majority is overcrowded, and lacks much infrastructure. Sure the location.... more »
Nature is always worthy of a visit. Pretty area, plenty of green and walk paths to explore the surroundings. The waterfall is amazing, be careful on the rocks as really slippery (I fell myself). A negative point is people, I couldn't enjoy properly the waterfall and surrounding areas as many people doing BBQ etc, not all were polite and respectful. I will probably go back during weekdays as less people around.
While the entry price (6 Euros per person I believe) is pretty steep to go see a waterfall, it is a very beautiful natural landmark. The waterfall is quite tall and the surroundings all around it are very beautiful. I really enjoyed just sitting down near the river and enjoying the sound of the waterfall and the beauty of the nature around us. It was also very interesting as this was our first encounter with the brown water that runs in many of Ireland's rivers that make them quite unique. I think the waterfall is probably worth a visit but it would be nice if it was free to see or maybe if they just charged a few Euros per car to park.
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