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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Address: Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
Phone Number: 44 1726 845100
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Everyone should experience these gardens at least once

This was my second visit, the first being in September 2011, and the Gardens have changed a lot during that time. Entrance may seem expensive to some, but there is a lot to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit, the first being in September 2011, and the Gardens have changed a lot during that time. Entrance may seem expensive to some, but there is a lot to see and do here, and it easily fills a day. We were lucky in that we managed to purchase joint tickets for both these gardens and the... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

fantastic day for the whole family. We couldnt have loved it more and would have loved to stay for days!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I'd vaguely heard about the Lost Gardens of Heligan but knew very little about them really but as we were camped less than two miles away, we decided we ought to go. There was my wife and I and our two children, one 13 and one 10. I'd have to say that they went grudgingly as going to see "some... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely day out here, it was pouring of rain but we did not let that stop us. Beautiful gardens, fantastic restaurant and enjoyable sculptures. Seeing the Mud Maid, and the Giants Head really made our day. I am sure it would have been even better in dry weather. £30.00 for a family of 4 ticket good value... More 

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Bradford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited July 2015 nice walks but disappointed there could of been more information on the origin of the plants and trees as we walked through the gardens. £12.50 per person was a bit steep we thought

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were concerned at how full the car park was when we arrived ( it was the first week of the school summer holidays!) but having easily passed through the ticket office and onwards down to the lost valley and the jungle area the crowds disappeared quickly and we found ourselves easily able to enjoy the peace and quiet of... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of gardens to investigate and enough stuff to keep the kids entertained - I think older kids may get a bit bored but my toddler loved it there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went on a grey windy day for something to do, at first we were worried about the dogs being stuck on the lead but actually the maze of tight paths to explore made it perfect. The dogs were very happy on their leads and able to go everywhere. Magical place and sheltered from the elements. Looked great for kids... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have never seen so many diverse trees or plant life together before! The story of discovery of this special place is so romantic and it is truly worthwhile to go to Cornwall if only to visit this place!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Having seen TV programme about Heligan I was looking forward to visiting. As with most UK tourist atttractions, a bit of a queue and pricey. Sadly, I found the gardens quite disappointing. There was an area for growing melons, but all the frames contained were weeds! Same for the pineapple pit, maybe not the time for pineapples but nothing of... More 

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Additional Information about The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Address: Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
Phone Number: 44 1726 845100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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