Powerscourt House And Gardens
Powerscourt House & Gardens
Distance from The Beacon: 20 minutes
Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow is one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland. Located near Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland, this large country estate is noted for its house and landscaped gardens, today occupying 19 hectares (47 acres). The house, originally a 13th century castle, was extensively altered during the 18th century by German architect Richard Cassels. A fire in 1974 left the house lying as as a shell until it was renovated in 1996. Today the estate is owned and run by the Slazenger family . It is a popular tourist attraction, and includes a fabulous golf course.