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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
44 1726 845100
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in St Austell
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

No more expensive than the average attraction but with 200 acres to explore. Winding country tracks through beautiful woodland dotted with original sculpture; fabulous "jungle" gardens with pools and a plethora of unusual plants; unbelievable shrubs and unusual trees; children's trails; emus; ducks and sheep and geese and cattle; vegetable and flower gardens; wonderful picnic lawns. If you love landscape... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A few friends and I visited this great place for lunch and it was worth it. We walked around the vast green gardens that contained a large variety of themes, which was still fun even though the weather wasn't the best. The food on offer was all made fresh and from local ingredients which was a plus, it was also... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were expecting this to be a wonderful experience, and we did really like the jungle part, but the rest was just, well, average. And expensive. Nice that we could take the dog in, good facilities, but we wouldn't want an annual ticket.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I would say that about 80% of the gardens is not wheelchair accessible. We took my nan today who uses a wheelchair and we knew it would be hard work pushing her around but for the price we paid to get in we expected to be able to see a lot more of the garden than we actually did. Most... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

went to visit. The gardens themselves were beautiful. However the whole experience was spoiled when my husband found ants crawling around his plate of bread. They were not on the plate that he picked up, but were crawling about the plate when he picked up the bread. The staff member was rude beyond belief. We felt that she almost suggested... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I first heard of this place from a co-worker. She described it as a 'secret Victorian garden' with acres and acres of gardens. So when I went to Cornwall for a long weekend, I made sure to include it in my list of places to see. Unfortunately, the only day I had to go to this place was very cold... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have been to The Lost Gardens many times, but it is always a surprise to see how the seasons change the gardens. The staff are very knowledgeable, and helpful. Access to all parts are easy with interests everywhere. The café and shop are full of good quality food and garden seeds and other useful items as well as books... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My third visit to Heligan in a year and it was great despite the rain, actually probably better because there were fewer visitors. I can easily spend four hours at Heligan as there is so much to look at. The jungle area is fascinating. There are great walks by the river and through meadows. Be prepared for some steep climbs,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see when in Cornwall. I wasn't too sure about going to this attraction when friends suggested it, however, I did not want to leave!! It's an interesting, amazing and slightly emotional walk through history. The only shame is that the main house has been previously sold off and not open to the public. The gardens more... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a wonderful time we had here! Firstly it was completely dog friendly, you can take them to all parts of the gardens as long as they are understandably kept on a short lead. The £12 adult entry fee is fully justified and took us about 2 hours to go round. Gardens as a rule are not my thing but... More

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