Where to eat, drink and stay
Powerscourt Estate is accessible on day trips from Dublin, but to get the most out of the area, it’s best to stay here. To really be in the thick of it all, a great choice is the Powerscourt Hotel. Set on the estate and boasting beautiful rooms and a luxurious spa, the hotel is a popular spot for everything from afternoon tea in the Sugar Loaf Lounge to fish and chips in the trad-style pub McGills.
A good alternative is to base yourself in the charming little nearby village of Enniskerry – a prime spot from which to visit the very best that County Wicklow has to offer. Here you’ll find the friendly Enniskerry Inn, which also has a great restaurant, as well as the country house Summerhill House Hotel. If you’re hungry, Emilia’s offers excellent Italian pizza and pasta, and local favourie, Poppies, which has delicious homemade breakfasts and lunches.