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Attadale Gardens

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Address: Attadale Wester Ross, Strathcarron IV54 8YX, Scotland
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+44 1520 722603
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10:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Attadale Gardens is a unique 20 acre garden on the south side of Loch...

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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Absolutely charming

We scheduled a call here whilst on tour having read about the history of the gardens. It's not big, but it is absolutely charming. There's adequate parking, motorhome no problem... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We scheduled a call here whilst on tour having read about the history of the gardens. It's not big, but it is absolutely charming. There's adequate parking, motorhome no problem, just by the entrance gate, then a short walk to the entrance kiosk. If there's no-one in residence there, you pay 'one of the garden staff'. We discovered on chatting... More 

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JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your generous and accurate review. We're glad you enjoyed it. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if in the area. Beautiful walk though gorgeous gardens and a quaint wee tea hut to finish . Perfect!

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JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for coming More 

Herefordshire
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85 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are laid out beautifully over many acres of gently undulating land, comprising woodland, rhododendrons in proliferation, immaculately signed plantings, lovely little ponds and bridges, a fascinating selection of sculptures, a sunken garden, a giant sundial, a viewpoint over Lochcarron and surrounding highlands. There is a DIY tearoom with nice cakes and lots of information about the garden's history,... More 

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem in the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands. If you are staying or touring the area this is well worth a visit. Every corner has something new. We went early Spring when everything was just popping out but I imagine the Rhododendrons and Autumns colours, not to mention the array of flowers, would be splendid throughout the year.... More 

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JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks from us all. We do appreciate it when people enjoy their visit. Do come again when you're passing. More 

Gullane, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Attadale Gardens are well worth a visit. We went in early October and found them resplendent in the colours of Autumn. Started by Baron Schroder in the late 19th century, and totally transformed after the 1980 storms by owner Nicky Macpherson, the Gardens are designed to frame the magnificent views of Skye and the surrounding hills. Set in 20 acres,... More 

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JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind and full review, which we all much appreciate. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed at the holiday cottages on the estate, and loved walking round the gardens plenty to see very interesting plants and trees, even good in the rain. our children loved it as well.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

To quote from W.B.Yeats. poem 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' "And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow," The garden has been described in glowing terms by so many people and to me just about everything that can be said has been said but sitting alone in the garden on my last visit I realised that... More 

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JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and appreciative review. You are very generous and it is lovely to have such feedback. Thanks More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

These wonderful gardens are hidden behind rocks and woodlands, what a treasure to find,.great natural water features with waterlilies ,sunken rock garden and ferns, etc,. and lovely woodland paths, well signposted,not too big an area to get round in an afternoon,. very well kept, we visited in July, and the pink waterlilies were in full bloom, what a wonderful sight,.... More 

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JMM61055, General Manager at Attadale Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to describe your experience. Delighted you enjoyed it and made time to review us. More 

Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is nice if you really like gardens or need to stretch your legs, but there are prettier views in this area. Good for a nice walk. I especially liked the Fernery and the kitchen garden. Looks like it's a great place to hold the local Highland Games.

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We visited late morning,it had been raining heavily but then the sun came out and made the gardens look beautiful and endlessly interesting both with the plants and sculptures. We enjoyed an informative chat with the charming lady laird. The gardens are very dog friendly which is a huge plus point and we would recommend Attadale to anyone with an... More 

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