House & Gardens
The Powerscourt House and Gardens in County Wicklow have been voted as one of the Top 10 Houses and Mansions worldwide. Just over a 15 minutes' journey by car from The Beacon Hotel, Powerscourt offers visitors breath-taking views of the Sugarloaf Mountain, a range of stores to browse through, and a terrace cafe to enjoy a bite to eat.
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 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, the gardens with a magnificent waterfall and Avoca shop which stocks some of Irelands most authentic designs.
The Garden recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic, stretches over 47 acres. Visitors can see formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks. Powerscourt Gardens include The Walled Gardens, The Italian Garden, The Dolphin Pond, The Japanese Gardens, Pets Cemetery and Pepperpot Tower, among other features and attractions. You can book tickets online through the website.
The Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest waterfall measuring at 121m (398ft.). Located just 6km from the Main Estate, the waterfall is a perfect place to bring family and friends for a BBQ or picnic. There are no direct footpaths from the Main Estate, so it is recommended to drive if you wish to see the waterfall.
- Daily: 9.30am – 5.30pm (Last entry 5pm).
- Gardens close at dusk in Winter (Last entry during winter is 30 minutes before dusk).
- The Gardens are open year-round and only close December 25th & 26th.
Ballroom & Garden Rooms
- Sundays 9:30am – 1:30pm – All Year
- Mondays 9:30am – 1:30pm – May to September
Avoca Terrace Café
Daily: 9.30am – 5.00pm
- Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec 10.30am – 4.00pm (last admission – 3.30pm)
- Mar/Apr/Sept/Oct 10.30am – 5.30pm (last admission – 5pm)
- May/Jun/July/Aug 9.30am – 7.00pm (last admission – 6pm)
Closed two weeks before Christmas
Powerscourt River Walk (Annual Members Only)
Daily: 9.30am – 5.30pm
River Walk closes at dusk during Winter months.
Powerscourt Garden Pavilion
- Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
- Sunday: 10:00am – 5.30pm
The Beacon will serve as the perfect base for you to explore the beautiful attractions both outside and within the city centre. Some of the most beautiful gardens, incredible houses and mansions, and quaint seaside towns are not far away from The Beacon. With our secure underground car-parking facilities, travelling to and from the city centre couldn't be more convenient. Be sure to check out our special offers and book your stay today.