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Altamont Gardens

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Enjoyed it enormously- but ( it was off season) cafe closed and limited plants available in sales... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Always charming

I have been with groups from Israel (I am a tour guide) around 30 times in Altamont gardens. I made... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
nadi O o
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Altamont | Carrigslaney Ballon, Tullow, Ireland
+353 59 915 9444
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All reviews walled garden coffee shop well worth a visit the river walk free entry plant shop plant sales for sale old house hidden gem office of public works water lilies few hours formal gardens beautiful plants ice age bog garden
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed it enormously- but ( it was off season) cafe closed and limited plants available in sales area. Pleasantly surprised by walk to river - it was entertaining and we did not feel it was over “footpathed “ but it’s not for elderly!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

I have been with groups from Israel (I am a tour guide) around 30 times in Altamont gardens. I made up my mind (for myself) to visit another garden for a change. I never did and I am always happy to come again and again....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nadi O o
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I have been to these amazing gardens a few times,it is one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland,the entrance to the gardens is free but you only pay 2 euros to park your vehicle,it is quite compact and mostly all on one level so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great place for a picnic and a great place to walk around. The riverwalk is very enjoyable and the 100 steps will get your heart beating!! Beautiful gardens and a little coffee shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1971gill
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Exceptional!! These gardens are well worth your time to visit.Free entry--just 2E for the car pasrk,stay as long as you like!! Truly beautiful gardens,lake,arboreteum,plant sales and coffee shop. You should factor in at least 3 to 4 hours for this visit. They are in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I’d never heard of these gardens before last week - glad we found out about them as they are fantastic. It’s an opw site and you have to pay €2 parking but to go into the gardens is free. The walks around the gardens are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sumorumo
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Altamont Gardens are set in the rolling fertile countryside of Co. Carlow which does not attract tourists in the numbers that head for Ireland’s Atlantic seaboard. As a result these beautiful gardens dating back over two hundred years are not overrun by visitors. The government...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LisDoonVarna
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I visit this garden all year round and it is one if my favourite places. It's particularly beautiful in the mornings when there aren't too many visitors about. I've brought friends there over the years and they all loved it. It's free to enter. Prepare...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CLucyG
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Lovely afternoon spent here, easy to get to, and only €2 parking. We had a lovely picnic and a refreshing stroll afterwards

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank maudyrice
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The girls in the coffee shop were extremely friendly and welcoming and there was a great selection of homemade goods to choose from!

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from darren r | Reviewed this property |
By bus. But you can only get to Tullow town which is the closest stop. You will need to get a cab from there. There are just two daily bus services from Dublin. There are more train services but you will have to get a cab... More
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Rosemary373 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not. The path's are quite narrow and the shrubbery can grow onto the path. But it is a beautiful and tranquil place
August 3, 2017|
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Response from HarveyIreland | Reviewed this property |
Yes, once you clean up after yourself of course !