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Attadale Gardens

Attadale Wester Ross, Strathcarron IV54 8YX, Scotland
+44 1520 722603
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Charming gardens, charming owner..

Came high on the recommended list for holiday to do's, we were not dissapointed. Lady owner... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GwenW159
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wonderful - almost magical

This is a wonderful place. If you arrive from the railway station (leave the station turn right and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
2jarrow
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Co Durham
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Attadale Gardens is a unique 20 acre garden on the south side of Loch Carron initially established by the Victorians with rhododendrons planted over the hillside. Over the past 40 years, Nicky Macpherson has transformed these gardens with the creation of water gardens with Monet bridges and waterfalls, planted with a painter's eye, a Japanese garden, a huge fern collection housed in a geodesic dome, a sunken fern garden as well as the traditional kitchen garden. The oldest part of the garden is the sunken garden with the giant sundial nearby. There is also a fascinating collection of sculpture scattered through the garden. There is a huge tree collection as well. A DIY tearoom serves homemade snacks, cakes and biscuits as well as tea, coffee & hot chocolate. There are photographs on display & reference books about gardening, which provides additional information for visitors. You can buy plants as well.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Attadale Wester Ross, Strathcarron IV54 8YX, Scotland
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+44 1520 722603
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came high on the recommended list for holiday to do's, we were not dissapointed. Lady owner couldn't have been more helpful, search and find challenge for the children, absolutely beautiful gardens, very serene, definately worth a visit.

Thank GwenW159
JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks indeed for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place. If you arrive from the railway station (leave the station turn right and shortly a gate appears) you are let in free and asked to find a gardener to pay. There is a self-service tea/coffee sandwich place where you are...More

Thank 2jarrow
JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a generous and kind review, thank you so much. We're so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff to start. Beautifully crafted gardens. Had a lovely stroll through the various areas of the garden on probably one of the nicest days of the year. Various styles of garden to see with lots of perfectly placed seating areas.

Thank TheMcleanFam
JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You were very lucky with the weather and we're glad you enjoyed it

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really lovely stroll round these gardens with our baby daughter in a buggy - mostly not a problem, occasionally got a bit stuck on gravel, but easy enough to avoid. We loved the slightly off-track bridges, the ancient rhododendron hideout and the...More

Thank jill2618
JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, we're glad you enjoyed it. Paths are something of a challenge but we are gradually improving them. Thank you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Windy day on anchor in Plockton so rowed ashore to Duncraig station and the train to Attadale, all of £4.40 return! Gardens are really well kept and were just super, also a nice size to feel you can see everything - particularly liked the kitchen...More

Thank Freddie M
JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks and so sorry about the sandwiches. All the food is kindly produced by Linda and estimating amounts is a very inexact science. We should probably ask people to use the walkie-talkie when this happens. We're glad Archie enjoyed his visit too.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Top tip - choose a nice day, take the 12.08 train from Kyle and after around 35 minutes of the most scenic part of the line you'll arrive at Attadale. (Remember to tell the guard, as this is a request stop). The station was built...More

Thank duisdeil
JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You're brilliant - thank you for your excellent review. We keep telling people this is the way to do it and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was a visit which we combined with the scenic train ride from Garve, quite an experience as most stops are by request. Well done Scot Rail your staff are most helpful and all made the trip more enjoyable. The Gardens are only a short...More

Thank John C
JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Another recommendation for travel by train. We are so glad you enjoyed it and it's an excellent way to visit so thank you both.

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Stopped by for a walk around and a chance for some gardening inspiration. A pleasant place with some wonderful features. I found all the staff happy to talk and provide answers and advice to various questions.

Thank JLMaxwell
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Visited Attadale today & firstly met David and his dog Toby at the payment hut, a great first impression! He was a mind of information and very charming and set the tone for our visit. The gardens were delightful and the sculptures placed in various...More

Thank Babs5666
JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you so much for your generous and enthusiastic review which we all appreciate.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Beautiful gardens situsted on the banks of Loch Carron. Well laid out and maintained with lots of interesting features. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ken18
JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review

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