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Altamont Gardens

Address: Altamont | Carrigslaney Ballon, Tullow, Ireland
Phone Number: + 353 (0) 59 9159444
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Tullow
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What an enexpected and pleasant find while staying in nearby Tullow for a short visit. Beautiful old gardens and even though only the odd daffodil and fab display of snowdrops were in bloom at the end of February you could feel the beauty and mystery of the place. Lovely old and sadly crumbling house with resident peacock. Highly recommend a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Altamount gardens is a fantastic morning or afternoon outing with a fabulous walk around the lake. If you really fancy a good walk & a work out head into the woods along by the river slaney & back up the 100 steps. Fantasy walk. Love it

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Altamont Gardens are worth a visit at any time of the year but they are really special in early Spring when all the snops are out. There are dozens of different varieties and there are lots of clumps of them in the walled garden but in the large garden behind the house there are drifts and carpets of them under... More 

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Tullow, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a lovely garden to visit and certainly much nicer than many of those that charge an entrance fee. We visit at least four times a year and there is always something to "catch the eye" in any season. Visitors to our home are always taken there and really enjoy the experience There is also a well stocked garden... More 

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Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A day wandering around Altamont Gardens is a must if you're in the area. It's peaceful, stunning and picturesque. I love a Sunday stroll around the gardens and lakes.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Altamont House and Gardens was a lovely surprise in Co. Carlow. Although the house appears to be in pretty bad shape inside it still has a lovely sense of grandeur from the outside and is a special focal point of the beautiful gardens that surround it. What a pleasant way to spend a few hours strolling among the gorgeous flowers,... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Finally discovered Altamont gardens a few weekends ago..Beautiful gardens, amazing walks and stunning views along the Slaney. The cafe was fab too - enjoyed cake & hot chocolate out in the sunshine with blankets draped over the chairs in case it was chilly. Lovely friendly staff and live music, provided by two guys on guitar which made the experience magical... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Thanks to the late Corona North, who designed most of the lovely gardens. We had a great walk through the gardens and then up to the 'Temple'. And this was for no fee - so thanks to the Office of Public Works too. I do hope they can restore the house, which will be a huge task by the looks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have been to Altamont gardens many times it's beautiful, it's a nice way to spend a few hours. Gardens are very well kept it's a nice walk around you can walk down to the river and do the 100 steps I always lose count when walking up, love Altamont when it's a littlw bit cold and the air feels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely gardens with beautiful walks and nice cafe. Well worth a visit. No entrance charge which was surprising.

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