Carlow, framed by the River Barrow to the west and the River Slaney to the east, is a county defined by its rivers. The Barrow Navigation is popular for pleasure boating, angling and walking, one of the best ways to get to know this beautiful river. Carlow is steeped in history and among its top visitor attractions are Altamont Gardens. The Visual Centre for Contemporary Art and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Huntingdon Castle, Saint Lazerian's Cathedral and Duckett's Grove. The Carlow Garden Trail with its 16 locations and the Carlow Trails of the Saints, Christian Heritage Drive.