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Attadale Gardens

Attadale Attadale Wester Ross, Strathcarron IV54 8YX, Scotland
+44 1520 722603
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North Coast 500

We called in here on our North Coast 500 road trip. First thing to note, these are not National... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Doug J
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Wirral
Cafe only

Did do the gardens but did pop in to the cafe for lunch. Clean well presented, but expensive... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NiallInTheHills
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Attadale Attadale Wester Ross, Strathcarron IV54 8YX, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We called in here on our North Coast 500 road trip. First thing to note, these are not National Trust or similar owned gardens, they are privately owned, so all credit to the owners. The gardens are well laid out and make for a enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Did do the gardens but did pop in to the cafe for lunch. Clean well presented, but expensive. However was a welcome break from some poor weather.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real, tucked-away gem. It's quite a journey from almost anywhere but well worth the effort. It's in lovely, west highland countryside and the scenery, as you approach the gardens is west highland scenery at its best. The gardens are very unusual and...More

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JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the trouble and time to give this thoughtful review..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Attadale Gardens in beautiful sunshine this June 2018. With the glorious weather everything in the Gardens looked lovely. The lilli pond looked beautiful glistening in the sun. Beautifully landscaped very well maintained. Well maintained paths for easy walking. Lovely little tea room with honesty...More

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JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a cool overcast June morning but still felt this was one of the best gardens we have ever visited. We were welcomed at the pay kiosk with a map of the gardens and instructions about the best route to take. The gardens...More

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

Thank you very much for your appreciation and enthusiasm, it makes us all happy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over 20 acres of sloping landscape with gravelled pathways, lovely vistas and bridges crossing streams and tranquil pools are situated on the banks of Loch Carron off the main tourist track. As you explore the gardens, there are hidden sections with interesting sculptures. A leaflet...More

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

Thank you for your thoughtful and helpful review.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful garden that is beautifully kept and maintained. Various walks create “rooms” a Japanese garden, fern collection, water gardens all with a collection of sculptures dispersed amongst the gardens. Most impressive! I would add that for people with mobility issues there are well maintained...More

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

Many thanks indeed for your enthusiastic review

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is a beautiful garden designed by the owner. As you walk around and explore the gardens, you find hidden/enclosed sections which are landscaped. Nestling among these are some wonderful sculptures. If you are staying anywhere in the vicinity, it is well worth a visit....More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

I hadn't known about these gardens, and just dropped in when passing - and consider them far superior to many larger gardens. An early June visit obviously offers perfect rhododendrons to enjoy, but beyond the fresh foliage of this time of year, there was beautiful...More

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

Thank you so much, we’re glad you enjoyed it

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed these amazing and well kept gardens. It was a lovely sunny day and we spent an enjoyable few hours wandering around and chatting to the owners and other visitors. Some spectacular plants and a very restful environment

Thank TheProf1958
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JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you so much, we're glad you enjoyed it and the weather has certainly helped too!

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