Friday, January 1, 2016

Powerscourt House and Gardens

Happy New Year!!! It's hard to believe it's 2016 already!

It's been a rainy, stormy week here in Ireland and with one of my boys having a bad tummy bug we've been stuck indoors a lot more than I'd like. Thankfully there was a dry day before the bug hit and we rugged up and went out for a drive. Often when we go for drives we have no set plan on where we're going, we just like to see where we end up.

This time it was at the beautiful Powerscourt House and Gardens in County Wicklow...

The only word I can use to describe this place is stunning! I was blown away by the beauty of the gardens and if they look this amazing on an overcast Winter's Day I can only imagine what they look like in late Spring and Summer!

The gardens are vast and there are so many beautiful spots and nooks and crannies for kids to explore.

The boys had a great time exploring and running all over the place.

And for when you're all walked out and have worked up an appetite there's the Avoca cafe and for a little retail therapy various lovely little shops and a gorgeous garden centre.

I have a feeling this will be a place we visit over and over. The gardens are listed as the "Number 3 Garden in the World" by National Geographic and the house is listed as one of the "Top 10 Houses in the World" by Lonely Planet. I can see why!