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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 Attractions in Tullow
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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English first
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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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47 attraction reviews
469 helpful votes 469 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
48 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a lovely garden and woodland area. A stroll through the woods and gardens is a must and a walk down to the River Slaney is worth the trip. Some of the trees must date back 300 years and there are many of them. There is also a small cafe and an area for plant sales. It is free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have passed the turn off for Altamont countless times but finally ventured down last week. Was really impressed with the set up and size. The little cafe is just beautiful, a great eclectic design mix. Options are limited but very tasty. We almost left without going into the main gardens, as we didn't realise what was there. They are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was working and staying in the local area and was looking for something to do on my afternoon off! Beautiful gardens and wooded area with many paths and trails, perfect for wandering around on a Sunday afternoon. There was also a little coffee shop and plant sale section too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Out guide mentioned the gardens as the most romantic in Ireland which i do not really agree with. I think the maintainers do very good job in maintaining part of it as a "proper" English garden and they also do a great job at creating paths where it feels as if in wilderness. Keep your children supervised gets a completely... More 

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