Attadale Gardens

Parks & Gardens

Attadale, Strathcarron, Ross-shire, IV54 8YX

    Attadale Gardens are spectacular gardens with views of Skye and features an impressive collection of sculpture scattered throughout. Visitors can wander through the kitchen garden, the sunken garden, the geodesic dome filled with ferns.

    Attadale Gardens are exceptional gardens started by the Victorians and developed further over the last forty years by Nicky and Ewen Macpherson. The gardens include extensive water gardens and ancient paths winding through woodland and rhododendrons, over bridges, waterfalls and exotically planted ponds.

    See if you can find the well-hidden sculptures throughout the gardens as well as the restored sunken garden and herb garden. The gardens also include a kitchen garden, a sunken fern garden and Japanese garden.   Children enjoy searching for the sculpture scattered through the gardens.

    4 Garden
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Closed Sundays


    • Children Welcome


    • Level Access Entrance drive with tarmac, parking by house for disabled, disabled lavatory - limited access where gravel paths
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point Disabled welcome to drive down drive to park near house, public lavatories for ease of access
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking free parking at entrance to garden


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • Danish spoken
    • French Speaking
    • Russian spoken


    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome Children encouraged to search for sculpture hidden throughout gardens
    • Dogs Welcome Dogs to be kept on short lead. Recycling dog lavatory provided with disposable bags free of charge
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens Large numbers of benches scattered throughout the gardens

    Road Directions

    Attadale is on the A890 between Strathcarron and S. Strome on the South side of Loch Carron. It is convenient to visit for people on their way to Isle of Skye or Eilean Donan Castle - and also those heading North to Applecross, Torridon & Shieldaig.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:from Attadale Station, a request stop on the Inverness - Kyle line, turn right on leaving station and ring number on the pedestrian gate for easy access.  The main vehicle entrance to the garden is signposted after about 200 yards and there is a free visitors' carpark just before the garden entrance.  Disabled visitors are welcome to drive up and park by the house.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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