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Welcome to Attadale Gardens

A Scottish Highland Garden in Wester Ross

Stromeferry Rock Works - September to November 2018

The joys of road works

 I am extremely reluctant to do anything to discourage visitors to the garden, which is full of absolutely wonderful autumn colour at the moment, but I feel that I should warn you that, at certain times of the day, the road near Attadale is subject to closure for netting repairs on the cliffs, which can result in quite long queues. You can find out when the road is open below.

We am so sorry for this inconvenience, which is obviously totally out with our control. If you do come and visit, we will be extra specially delighted to see you and if you can’t make it, we hope that you will come at a future date – when this has all been completed.

Joanna Macpherson

The details as supplied to us by Highland Council

Road to Rail Diversion Operating Timetable (issued 04.10.18)

Once the road to rail bypass is installed, a timetable of opening slots between trains will come into operation (see below). It will be available for use between 7am and 10pm by traffic which is less than 7.5 tonnes (box vans which are less than 8 metres and mini buses and cars towing caravans which are less than 10.8 metres). Traffic over these limits will not be permitted to use the bypass and will have to divert using the A87, A82, A832 and A890. The road to rail bypass will be closedto all traffic between the hours of 10pm and 7am. The rock works are expected to take up to 10 weeks.

Road will be OPEN at the following times:

Monday to Saturday - based on published train schedule

07:10 to 10:30.         

Times changed to 07:10 to 08:25 and 09:40 to 10:30 on 16/10, 

Time changed to 08:10 to 10:30on 10/10

11:35 to 11:55

14:35 to 15:20        Road closed at this time on 15/10

16:25 to 17:00

18:10 to 19:35    Road closed at this time on 9/10

20:40 to 22:00

Sundays from 7th October - based on published train schedule

07:10 to 13:00

13:50 to 15:00

16:05 to 22:00

Please Note: If trains are delayed then variations may occur

Step 3

Once the rock works are completed, the road to rail bypass will be removed. During this time, the A890 will be closed overnight between the two permanent road closure gates at Ardnarff and west of Attadale between 10pm and 7am. The road will have traffic control in operation during the day between 7am and 10pm. Road to be fully re-opened by 24 November.

More details at Highland Council website search for Stromeferry bypass

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Highly recommended for anyone who likes gardens. Is not a classical garden that shows lots of different plants and flowers. It is more an imaginative creation of different rooms and environments. Bridges, waterways, etc. The farm Highland cattle looks to graze on the lawn without fences. Until you go closer and see a ditch and a wall that keeps the cows in the right place. I would have had time to sit and read or fix any of all seats in the different rooms that were available.
— Trip Advisor
A beautiful garden in the most beautiful part of Scotland (with the islands of course), a discreet and wonderful welcome, people who seem happy to live there .... what more! must enjoy quietly, this is not a museum it’s alive, it’s not perfect it’s alive ... go for it !!! The cheesecake with strawberries is just exquisite! Simple but good sandwiches.
— Trip Advisor
Lying beside Loch Carron on the way to Skye from Inverness, Attadale makes a really convenient, gorgeous and relaxing place to take a break. Beautiful, tranquil gardens in a stunning natural setting. The range of plants would keep a plant specialist happy, but there is also added interest in the form of attractive sculptures and the whole layout shows that it has been designed by an artist - a lovely, peaceful place to wander around. Excellent coffee and cake available from a do-it-yourself tea shop; loos nearby; ample parking.
— Trip Advisor
We visited on a very wet day but we were amazed by the extent of the collection from all round the world. I’d expected more formal layouts but we enjoyed walking around the natural settings. Bearing in mind the weather, we didn’t linger but we spent approx 2hrs in the gardens. We drove here because we weren’t sure if we could fit in our visit with the afternoon train timetable from Kyle, but actually I think it would have worked out nicely. By driving were able to easily visit the nearby Carron Restaurant after walking round the gardens :-)
— Trip Advisor
 Look out for these signs!

Look out for these signs!


From the BBC Radio Scotland programme 'Out of Doors' where they travel by train to Attadale and visit the garden.