Powerscourt House & Gardens & Distillery
Welcome to one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the world. The prestigious National Geographic selected it as one of the top 3 gardens in the world and the daily responses from our visitors continually confirm the life enhancing nature of visiting Powerscourt. One visit is rarely enough.
There is so much to see and enjoy in Powerscourt Estate including the gardens, the scrumptious home-made food in the Terrace Café, the championship golf, and the highest waterfall in Ireland and the new distillery
Powerscourt house today offers the warmest of welcomes to our visitors and some of the best views in Ireland, overlooking the breath-taking Sugarloaf Mountain. It’s a wonderful place to relax and enjoy browsing our splendid range of stores or to indulge in a coffee and dessert in the famous Avoca Terrace Café.
A UNIQUE DISTILLERY IN AN EXTRAORDINARY LOCATION
Formerly the hub of all farming activity on the Estate, the Old Mill House is being faithfully restored and extended to help accommodate the distillery’s development. Steeped in history and built using local Wicklow granite, the bell that adorns the northern west wall was originally used to herald the daily lunch break to workers in distant fields.
The Cool Planet Experience
The Cool Planet Experience is a fun, interactive climate action experience – the first of it’s kind in the world! Based within the beautiful Powerscourt House & Gardens, you can immerse yourself in the story of Ireland’s changing climate, the science behind it & discover some wonderfully innovative (& high tech) ways to reduce your carbon footprint. The experience takes approx. 1 hour & is the perfect accompaniment to a visit to Powerscourt House & Gardens.
Each visitor calculates their personal carbon footprint, the information is downloaded into a wristband, and as they go through the various rooms they experience the exhibition in a very personal way. The centre appeals to all ages and many of our visitors have described the experience as life changing. Connecting science, engineering, gaming and drama, the Centre is the first of ten that are planned to open around the world over the next three years, with plans already in place for centres in Dubai and Sydney. Cool Planet Experience is suitable for age 7+ and in addition to the tour, we offer a range of group and school workshop options led by one of our Planeteers,