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Carrick Hill

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Address: 46 Carrick Hill Drive, Adelaide, South Australia 5062, Australia
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Delightful part of English History in Suburban Adelaide

Carrick Hill was the property that Edward Heywood and his wife brought to Adelaide from England after their honeymoon. Sir Edward was part of the famous Heywood family who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Adelaide, Australia
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Carrick Hill was the property that Edward Heywood and his wife brought to Adelaide from England after their honeymoon. Sir Edward was part of the famous Heywood family who started the retail store "john Martin's" in Adelaide and brought Adelaide's famous Christmas Pageant to life. Two great legacies for Adelaideians . Travellers should also visit the wonderful gardens at Carrick... More 

Thank robertrault
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The bride always dreamed of having her wedding at Carrick Hill, surely one of the most beautiful settings in Adelaide....and her wish came true. Honoured to have been the Celebrant chosen to officiate at their wonderful wedding ceremony in this glorious garden, with the backdrop of the historic Carrick Hill mansion.

Thank Berenice N
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62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Carrick Hill is a large home stuffed full of paintings and portraits. It is fun to visit but once it is ticked off the list I don't feel the need to go back. The gardens are beautiful and the cafe you could sit outside overlooking the gardens which was really lovely. They do hire it out for weddings and corporate... More 

Thank lucy c
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely house and beautiful gardens and staff in the house very nice but disappointed with the service at the cafe. We were told we would have to come and get our own coffee from the counter and were told there were no trays to carry our order on. The coffee was luke warm and in a very small mug and... More 

Thank Jill D
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe this is the most beautiful and well maintained historic house I've been to. It is a great place to visit in Adelaide if you are interested in history and enjoy amazing views. There are very instructive free-tours every day at 11.30am that totally worth joining.

Thank Daya L
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great coffee... Beautiful and fresh food that isn't expensive. Some of the best views in Adelaide. Go just for a coffee, cake or a meal, it's all great. Good place for a nice stroll around the gardens and plenty to see for the kids.

Thank robqu
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268 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this site while staying in Adelaide. What an unexpected property it is! Completely furnished with both furniture and artwork, its as if its residents had just left the building. An interesting and informative tour ($12pp), we had many aspects of the owner's lives and collections explained. The gardens were also worth a wander through. A nice café/restaurant is... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I visited Carrick Hill about 14 years ago so was interested to see it again. The gardens are as beautiful as ever, especially the roses, and if my memory serves me correctly, have been further developed in front of the house. The family history associated with the place is very interesting and you can now see the new Museum of... More 

Thank Sally P
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Carrick Hill is the original beautiful mansion, the sad relic of a childless couple whose magnificent estate was gifted to the state. The grounds and gardens are lovely, the cafe has a sensational view over Adelaide. Touring inside the estate (the most complete estate ever gifted, apparently - right down to the silken drawers of the madam) costs $11.

Thank Earthling100
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Beautiful old home. Reminded of an old English home transported from Englad and set down in Adelaide. Guide was excellent and very informative. Will certainly go back and have a longer look around. Gardens magnificent and can see why such a popular place for weddings.

Thank Barbara B

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