Powerscourt is one of the most popular attractions for visitors to our Wicklow Cottage and it’s not difficult to see why. Located south of Dublin adjacent to the pretty village of Enniskerry, Powerscourt is home to both Ireland’s highest waterfall at 121m (398ft) as well as the magnificent Powerscourt Estate. There has been a major house on this site for many centuries – with the Palladian design of Richard Cassells the most famous. As one of the most famous houses in the Wicklow Mountains, it became a magnificent mansion at the behest of Viscount Richard Wingfield in the 1730’s and has played an important role in Wicklow history.
Sadly the house was almost destroyed by fire in 1974 – however it has been renovated although not to its original glory. Along with its magnificent gardens with over two hundred species of shrubs and fabulous views to the Sugarloaf Mountain it is definitely worth a visit. Many guests staying at Aughavannagh Cottage combine a visit to Powerscourt with a stop off to the pretty village of Roundwood or to the nearby Avoca restaurant at Kilmacanaogue.