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What would be the easiest way to visit Powerscourt from Dublin city center? Is this a half day or a full day trip?

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If you want to visit it as part of a guided tour then taking one from Dublin would make the best sense. Most tours go to either Glendalough or Avoca as well and make a whole day out of it.

If you are driving though you could go to Powersourt en-route to somewhere else to the south. I would allow at least two hours for a visit.

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One of my favourite places. I am even signed up to their website as they run lots of free events throughout the year or they combine events with entry tickets. We normally drive but you can also get a bus. There is a bit of a walk after the bus stop but it is a lovely walk. See below from their website.

"The closest public transportation to the estate are the 185 and 44 bus services which leave visitors in Enniskerry village in County Wicklow, a short walk from the Estate. Bus timetables are available by clicking here."

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There are two parts to Powerscourt, the House & gardens on the one hand and the Waterfall on the other. The House & gardens is a 5 minute walk [or less] from Enniskerry village which you can reach from Dublin on the Route 44 bus - or drive.

The Waterfall is further on, about 2 miles or so and around at the 'back entrance' to the estate. You will need a car or won't mind the trek. http://www.powerscourt.ie/waterfall

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...and to add to the last post, there's also the Powercourt Centre, a pleasant shopping centre, in the centre of Dublin http://www.powerscourtcentre.com/. Don't confuse it with the above.

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If you are driving, I would combine Powerscourt with Glendalough. Go hiking in glendalough then drive back to Powerscourt for some food. Then visit the gardens, or just chill outside while eating your food. I recommend visiting the Waterfall and having a walk in that area too. All this would make a great full day. It's something I do whenever I have visitors over. I hope you get the weather!

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Thanks, me too.

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http://blog.powerscourt.ie/blog/bid/154430/a-visit-to-powerscourt-gardens-with-south-african-writer-jenny-babic?source=Blog_Email_[A%20visit%20to%20Powerscou]

Nice pictures of Powerscourt here plus one of Enniskerry village.

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