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Address: Altamont | Carrigslaney Ballon, Tullow, Ireland
Phone Number: + 353 (0) 59 9159444
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Beautiful Garden in County Carlow

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Altamont Gardens. We'd been to Powerscourt Gardens a day or two earlier (it's a fabulous, huge, formal garden in County Wicklow), and Altamont... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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La Oliva, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Called in on a whim as we were passing. The garden is beautiful but, no dogs WHY?? It was a really hot day and there was no shade in the car park and no dog creche, meaning we couldn't leave ours in the car. Were obliged to dive in separately for 10 minutes at a time so couldn't really enjoy... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Altamont Gardens. We'd been to Powerscourt Gardens a day or two earlier (it's a fabulous, huge, formal garden in County Wicklow), and Altamont was an excellent contrast, not as large as Powerscourt, and most of it is less formal, but it's equally beautiful and worth seeing if you're anywhere nearby.

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Waterford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing gardens, will worth a visit. Gorgeous little café with home made food. An very friendly safe 😁

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Thankfully I live very close to Altamont for 10 years now. I visit every week sometimes twice a week. Never tire of the place. Always changing, always improving. Beautiful gardens, trees, plants walks and now a cafe (overpriced). I cannot recommend this place highly enough - if you only see one place in Carlow - this it. All the seasons... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place is only around the corner from me. Embarrassingly I first visited this place only three years ago, I cannot get enough of it now! If I am looking for a fun family relaxing walk I go here, but more importantly if im looking for a place away from the rat race with just me and my camera this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A gentle stroll, an enthusiastic, get fit circuit, depending on your mood, you will leave here feeling so glad you came!! The river walk, climb up the hundred steps( not obligatory !!) fabulous coffee and cake, the best plants for sale, expert gar diners on hand with advise , I visit again and again and feel rejuvenated after each trip.

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Recommended by a friend, headed off to Tullow/Ballon today. What a find. Best day of the summer, car park full but when your walking about you don't notice others! If your looking for family/friends day out with your picnic or a quiet day alone to recharge your batteries Altamont Gardens has it all. Formal walled gardens, lakes, walks, quiet area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

one of the most fantastic gardens I've been to. beautifully manicured gardens but the best bit is the wooded walk down along the Barrow. Beautifully located cafe too

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County Longford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed looking at the vast array of plants and the meticulous way each plant was clearly labelled and the facility of taking a break for a cup of coffee while touring the gardens.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very pleasantly surprised with the vast array of garden plantings, ranging from large formal beds to jungle-like thickets. Even though the weather was inclement, these gardens were a highlight of our trip to Ireland.

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