Altamont Gardens

Altamont Gardens, Tullow: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Altamont Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Altamont Gardens
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Liverpool161 contributions
A Pleasant Surprise
Oct 2021
We were staying close by at Mount Wolseley and saw these gardens on the map and seeing as it was a fair October day decided to have a look at them. What a pleasant surprise! Surrounded by mature woodlands and shrubs the well kept lawns, herbaceous borders and flower beds were a tonic to look at. The ruined house provides the backdrop and the land falls to a large lake with snaking lakeside paths and a woodland trail. Right in the middle is a lovely little cafe and an incredibly well-stocked garden centre. And entrance is free of charge as the site is run by Ireland's Office of Public Works (a bit like the UK's National Trust). There's plenty of car parking for which there is a nominal charge. We visit Ireland frequently and we'll be sure to return and enjoy the gardens in the spring and summer.
Written October 24, 2021
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annef918
Limerick, Ireland331 contributions
A lovely day out
Sep 2021 • Friends
Altamont Gardens is a definite must see. The Gardens are just amazing & to walk around is so relaxing. Two special times to visit during the year are Snowdrop week in February - such a selection of snowdrops a feast to the eyes & Rose week in June. A walk around the lake and lovely places to sit. And then a visit to the Garden centre - Robert Miller is an expert plants person & gives great advice - and of course stop & have a coffee & cake
Written September 4, 2021
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WaterfordGuy
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland67 contributions
Very enjoyable
Jul 2021 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Parking was reasonable at 2 euro. Entry was free. Beautiful walk around the grounds. We had a lovely lunch in the cafe. Pity to see the house boarded up but hopefully it will be open in time and we will revisit.
Written August 31, 2021
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POC-CW
Johnstown, Ireland583 contributions
It’s like a Secret Garden
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited Altamont Gardens today with our toddler and had a wonderful time ambling around the Lake Route walk. We saw ducks, ducklings and plenty of beautiful flowers and trees along the way. There is a longer River route walk but that isn’t suitable for buggies. Although the place is apparently becoming more popular, it was very quiet while we were there and made it feel as though it was our own secret garden. There is a charming café in the walled garden and a small garden centre to purchase plants from. The car park is €2 and entry is free. I’d highly recommend a visit to Altamont Gardens. It is a 15 minute drive if coming from Mount Wolseley hotel.
Written August 9, 2021
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JohnfOF
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions
Hidden Gem
Aug 2021
Beautiful gardens with a profusion of plants and trees, plus a walk through the woods to the River Slaney. I would be interested to visit the house if and when it is restored. Good value for the parking fee of €2.
Written August 2, 2021
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BrandonDublinIreland
Dublin, Ireland470 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jun 2021
This is well worth a visit for a few hours if the weather suits. There is a cafe and a garden centre here. The plants and trees are lovely and there are very nice well marked walks amongst them. The longer walk goes down to the River Slaney and back into Altamont and takes about three quarters of an hour. Do visit if you are in the area. Another well managed attraction from the Office of Public Works (OPW).
Written July 9, 2021
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joeyboy79
Dublin, Ireland77 contributions
Good family day out
Jun 2021 • Family
Excellent gardens and walking experience. Free to visit (€2 for parking) and nice cafe and garden centre. Some parts of the walk, near bog, should be done with care and sturdy footwear.
Written July 5, 2021
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Rockfist
Dublin, Ireland728 contributions
Epic walk!
Jun 2021 • Family
This place didn't come up in any of the research we did of what to do in Carlow. Can't fathom who. We only went after it was recommended by the guy in the desk in mount wolesley. We ended up spending over three hours roaming the grounds amazed. We are a family of four, a four year old and a two year old, we loved it! We played so many game on the walk, finding flowers of certain colours, finding ducks, a gruffalo hunt etc. This place is class, just like all of the opw sites we've visited.
Written June 18, 2021
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Charles W
47 contributions
Wonderful find
May 2020
We stumbled across this little gem during a road trip across Ireland. The grounds are beautiful and the cafe was wonderful. Only cost 2 euros and that is for parkint
Written March 13, 2021
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E Rowe
14 contributions
Serene
Nov 2020
A gorgeous escape, whatever the season. A beautiful walk surrounded by natures beauty, lots of meandering paths to take, Easy for all ages.
Written December 29, 2020
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