Powerscourt House is a beautiful Irish manor house, built near the village of Enniskerry in County Wicklow, Ireland. Located in the middle of the Irish countryside, the place is one of the nice tourist spots of the region!
The Powerscourt manor house occupies an area of more than 19 hectares. Originally, the building was an imposing 13th century castle, which was extensively modified between 1731 and 1741 by the German architect Richard Cassels. (Hence a large Germanic influence on its architecture!).
Unfortunately, the castle was partially destroyed by a terrible fire in 1974. Since then, its owners (the Slazenger family), undertook in 1996 a large restoration project to restore the place, to find the manor as it was in the 18th century. However, a golf course has been added, as well as a few establishments, including the textile factory of Avoca Handweavers and a luxury hotel.
The manor house and its gardens can be visited, where you can discover period furniture, as well as the surrounding luxury of the manor house. The Powerscourt Waterfall, a waterfall located on the manor property, is well worth a visit.