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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 18 attractions in St Austell
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I was completely in awe at this place, the upper gardens are breathtaking in the layout and diversity of the plants and flowers, it was such a pleasure to just be able to wander at your own pace and discover all the little secrets. I bought a guide book but didn't use it as I preferred to see what lay... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a place. The gardens are incredible. So much to see. The jungle area is amazing. You can certainly spend an entire day here. Lots of places to sit and relax.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely to see in the different seasons. 10 Tamworth piglets were born just 18 hours before our visit and they brought one out to show us. There is so much to see you can make a whole day of it. Walled vegetable garden was amazing as were the flower gardens and walks.

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11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Here you get a mixture of everything. Stunning views, gardens and even a jungle. We took the perimeter walk and then walked through the inner parts. In total we walked over 5 miles. The only disappointing part was the tea room at the Stewards House. Over priced for food and drinks no better than a local cafe. However, the gardens... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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68 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited here on recommendation of a friend who had been here 7 years ago and some of it was still unfinished It appears now to be fully restored and personally I would have liked them to leave an area as they had found or have more photos around showing what it was like when they first redound it The vegetable... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Have visited Heligan quite a few times. Every time is different, as it changes with the seasons. Even when busy it still retains it's tranquility. Wear sensible shoes, take a mac/brolly and leave plenty of time to explore the different areas. Good selection of eats in the main cafe and keep-you-going snacks & drinks at the Steward's House. One of... More

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Bramley, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful formal and informal gardens incorporated with long walks and activities for kids. Loads to see and do and lots of photo opportunities. Reasonably priced entry fee and the food and drink on offer was very good too. Would recommend to plant & flower lovers and families with kids and those who like long walks. Will definitely be returning again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Lost Garden of Heligan is an Beautiful place.My partner and I went there on Monday 18th August to see the place as we had heard a lot of good things about the place..We were really happy we went there. You can spend hours and hours walking around. .Good place for walking. .Bring a picnic if you want to spend... More

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North Wales
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This really is like the secret garden. We first visited Heligan in the late 90's not long after it had been discovered and have watched it come slowly come back to life. This year we returned to Heligan after some time and really enjoyed it, the best bit is getting lost, retracing your steps and finding other parts of the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

So much too see and great diversity of plants . Lovely friendly staff in the tea rooms, shop and garden.

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