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Lanhydrock House and Gardens (National Trust)

Country Houses and Gardens

Benefitting from a mild climate, Cornwall boosts many beautiful and unusual gardens. There is also an abundance of National Trust houses and gardens to explore. Just some of these are listed below.

  • Lanhydrock House and Gardens (NT), Bodmin - a magnificent house and gardens with many rooms open including the fascinating kitchen quarters and servants rooms. (Pictured above)
  • Glendurgan Garden (NT), Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth - a valley garden with spectacular trees and water gardens
  • St Michael's Mount (NT), Marazion, near Penzance - a fairy tale castle on a rocky island in Mount's Bay, approached by a causeway at low tide or by boat.
  • Trelissick Garden (NT) Feock, near Truro - a large garden with extensive park and woodland walks with breathtaking views over the Fal estuary.
  • Trengwainton Garden (NT), near Penzance - with views over Mount Bay, this garden features many plants not grown elsewhere in England and is best in Spring and early Summer
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, Mevagissey - a fascinating restoration of historic gardens which had been left untouched for decades
  • Pencarrow, Washaway, near Bodmin - historic Georgian house and gardens with internationally renowned gardens
  • Prideaux Place, Padstow - Elizabethan House with extensive grounds and deer park