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The wonderful gardens at Lanhydrock

Country Houses and Gardens

Cornwall is rich in beautiful and unusual gardens and grand country houses. Many are owned by the National Trust (NT).

  • Lanhydrock House and Gardens (NT) - the ultimate Victorian country house with 50 rooms and lovely gardens, pictured above, to explore.
  • Cotehele (NT) - a rambling Tudor house with an ancient and magical atmosphere. A huge estate and garden to explore; river quay and working watermill.
  • Antony House (NT) - a classically beautiful country house and gardens, still the Carew Polesí family home, as it has been for centuries.
  • Trelissick Garden (NT) - a garden made for exploring, in a spectacular position surrounded by water with panoramic views over the Fal estuary.
  • Tintagel Old Post Office (NT) - one of the oldest houses in Cornwall with a famously buckled slate roof, originally the home of a 14th-century yeoman farmer.
  • Trerice (NT) - a secluded Elizabethan manor house, hidden away from the modern world: a place of historic fun and discovery for families.
  • St Michael's Mount (NT) - famous rocky island with a harbour and village community, topped by a fortified medieval castle thatís still a family home.
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan - restored formal, kitchen and vegetable gardens, Victorian glasshouses, woodland walks.
  • Pencarrow House and Gardens - friendly family home privately owned by the Molesworth-St Aubyn Family. The perfect place for everyone, including the dog! 50 acres of formal and woodland gardens.
  • Caerhays Castle Gardens - nestled in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Beach the 120 acre Caerhays Castle Gardens are everything you could wish for in a spring woodland garden.
  • Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park - restored Tudor mansion house, past home of Earl of Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. Ten acres of French, Italian and English formal gardens with temples.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Victorian glasshouses at the Lost Gardens of Heligan


The clock tower at Antony House
The Clock Tower at Antony House

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