Nuns Walk, Altamont, Co Carlow
- Location: Cavan, Ireland
- Country: Ireland
The rambling informal gardens at Altamont situated in a remote place hidden within the many winding lanes of Co Carlow, an ever-changing hidden wonderland of foliage, flowers and fragrances.
The 40-acre Altamont Gardens fall away from the 18th-century house towards the Slaney river, with views beyond to the Wicklow and Blackstairs mountains.
Various inter-linking courtyards provide shaded areas away from the main garden and the two wonderful lines of beeches which make up the Nun’s Walk.
A walk through an ancient oak-wood and ice-age glen leading down to the river Slaney a wonderful feature, believed to have been created by renowned garden designer William Robinson.
Altamont House is believed to have been built in 1740 on the site of a convent, replacing an earlier fortified farmhouse dating from the 1600s.