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Altamont Gardens

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Address: Altamont | Carrigslaney Ballon, Tullow, Ireland
Phone Number: + 353 (0) 59 9159444
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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This location really does have it all. It's a beautiful garden made up of many parts - formal, woodland, arboretum, lake side, open parklands. So families with young children can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jane R
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This location really does have it all. It's a beautiful garden made up of many parts - formal, woodland, arboretum, lake side, open parklands. So families with young children can run freely around while those seeking tranquility will also find acres of isolation. The cafe is outdoor seating but very sheltered. I love my coffee and the brew here is... More 

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Thank Jane R
Ireland
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited these hidden gardens on a fab hot sunny day. They are amazing & I am very surprised they are not advertised more in tourist brochures.You only pay for car park which is €2 & it is free. Some species of trees are huge & the walk round the lake is like prehistoric times. The river Slaney is right... More 

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Thank c-porter333
Limerick, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free Entry to lovely well maintained gardens, what more could a person ask for. (Car park was €2 though). With my family we spent an enjoyable afternoon in bright summer sunshine wandering through the gardens and following the woodland walks. The only testing part was the 100 steps bringing you from the riverwalk back towards the woods! Felt invigorated after... More 

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Thank disey05
Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Tullow this is a must see! Nice gardens and great walks, we were surprised and how much the place kept on going. Recommend a picnic and a few hours to spend, to really admire the surroundings.

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Thank Conor B
Wexford, Ireland
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88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit for only €2 per car. The house isn't accessible but the grounds and woodland walks are terrific with so many features from beautiful stone to lake walks to even a bog land trek through the woods. There is even a temple to visit and a beautiful walk along the river slaney. Careful of... More 

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Thank Declan O
Bradford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth following the long walk down to the river and back. The little cafe is worth a visit too - great cakes!

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Thank Derek C
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are gorgeous and range from curated gardens with a fabulous range a beautiful trees and flowers to wilder natural foliage down by the river. A really lovely way to spend an afternoon, and the cafe makes damn good coffee too. And I'm a coffee snob. The plant shop has a pretty impressive range of plants . It's free... More 

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1 Thank PennyPetrovski
County Carlow, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Altamont Gardens are well worth a detour from the N80. Beautifully maintained gardens in a wonderful estate setting. I loved the spaciousness of the grounds with ample walking paths. Great variety of scenery - meadows, pond, river, arboretum, with delightful bursts of colour from the vast array of flowers and shrubs. So whether you want to soak up the peaceful... More 

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1 Thank eglinehan
County Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Altamont garden in the summer is lovely and charming with a great deal of colours especially from the roses. The place is extensively wide and is a good place for walking too. The garden is free for everybody. There is an available cafe and picnic tables outside. The parking fee is just €2 for the entire day.

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Thank Maeh2
Mullingar, Ireland
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the gardens on a beautiful sunny morning and it is free of charge. We walked around the gardens and down the 100 steps and went along the river, definitely worth a visit

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