The Area

National Trust (visit the website)

 

Anthony House, Torpoint. Superb early 18th century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens landscaped by the renowned Georgian garden designer, Repton.

 

Boscastle. Picturesque harbour and village on the north Cornish coast.

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Buckland Abbey, north of Plymouth in the Tamar valley.  13th century home of Sir Francis Drake. It sits in the secluded and beautiful Tavy Valley.

 

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps, Wadebridge. Dramatic coastline with view over massive rock stacks.

 

Cotehele, nr Saltash. An atmospheric medieval house set in extensive grounds running down to the River Tamar and Cotehele Quay. The house contains superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture.

 

Cornish Mines and Engines, Redruth. Impressive beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre.

 

Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth. Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families.

 

Godrevy, Hayle. High cliffs and sheltered coves with sandy beaches.

 

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Lanhydrock, Bodmin. One of the most fascinating and complete late 19th century houses in England. The extensive servants’ quarters provide the ultimate picture of 19th century ‘life downstairs’. The garden features a fabulous collection of spring flowering magnolias and bluebell woods

 

Lawrence House, Lanceston. Beautiful Georgian town house.

 

Levant Mine and Beam Engine, St Just. Unique steam powered Cornish beam engine in action.

 

Penrose Estate: Guwalloe and Loe Pool, nr Helston. Wooded country around Cornwall’s largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery.

 

Saltram House, Plymouth. A magnificent Georgian house with Adam interiors, gardens and landscaped parkland. It was used in the filming of the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’. 

 

St Anthony Head. Headland with fine views over Falmouth Bay.

 

St Michael's Mount, Penzance. One of England’s most famous and dramatic coastal attractions, this iconic island rises gracefully to the church and castle at its summit.

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The Lizard and Kynance Cove. Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast. The Lizard is the most southerly point in mainland Britain. There are dramatic cliff top walks, rare wildflowers and the rarest breeding bird, the Cornish Cough. Kyanance Cove has white sand, turquoise water and multi-coloured islands.

 

Tintagel Old Post Office. One of the Trust’s most delightful medieval buildings, enhanced by a cottage garden.

 

Trelissick, Truro. The tranquil garden of Trelissick, set on many levels, contain a superb collection of tender and exotic plants and commands panoramic views down to Falmouth and the open sea.

 

Trengwainton Garden, Penzance. Sheltered garden with an abudance of exotic trees and shrubs.

 

Trerice, a ‘hidden gem’, Newquay. Trerice is an Elizabethan manor house famed for its ‘barrel-roofed’ Great Chamber. Its fine interiors are complimented by a delightful garden. 

 

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