Pepperpot Tower, Wicklow, Ireland

The Pepperpot Tower is an unusual and quaint structure standing in a valley in the grounds of Powerscourt House, Co. Wicklow. The tower was erected in 1911 using the stone from an earlier church that was on the grounds of Powerscourt after the 8th Lord Powerscourt, Mervyn Wingfield set about building a new church in Enniskerry town. Its unusual name comes from its design of which it is said was based around the Lord’s favourite pepper mill! The tower is surrounded by a ring of 12 cannon, some taken after The Battle of the Boyne and others apparently from the time of the Spanish Armada. The tower was built to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales to Powerscourt. The scene from the top of the tower is fantastic, with both Powerscourt House and the Sugarloaf mountain dominating the view.

GPS: 53.18535, -6.18397

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