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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
44 1726 845100
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in St Austell
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There is ample parking and it is well laid out. Some of the areas are quite steep but there is so much else to see if you cannot manage all the paths. The piglets were a delight to watch, as were the different types of chickens. The history of these gardens is very interesting, especially about the beach area being... More

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Georgia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the gardens, vegetation, walks, everything. It is amazing what they have revived of the old gardens since 1998. The layout is easy to follow and much is accessible on a leisurely stroll. However, there are very steep paths to the outer grounds and this can be quite strenuous for walking and wheelchairs are not usable. There is a fun... More

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Dunstable
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited the gardens again, have been about eight years ago. After reading many excellent reviews in Trip advisor, we felt it was good, with the colourful walled gardens the star attraction, the Jungle area a close second, but the long, dusty and boring walks to get there, disappointing. I'm sure there's many years of work to go and of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

There's a huge amount to see and a lot of history to take in. We spent a whole day and saw most of it, but there's still more. To understand the detail such as the techniques for growing pineapples takes you back to an old world where 22 gardeners toiled just to supply the household with flowers, fruit and vegetables.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

There was ample parking which we were relieved to find as we picked a busy day to visit despite being mid week. The entrance fee is a little pricey, especially for a family but once inside we were delighted in the choice of places to explore. The Jungle section was a favourite, especially the rope bridge. There were beef burgers... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was our first destination in Cornwall..The admission fee is quite expensive for the attraction. The sculpture that was on the website makes me wanna go there to see what it really looks like..When i saw it, There was no "WOW". It was poorly maintained and most of it needs more walking up to the next sculpture. Also the maps... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Don't plan to do anything else the day you visit as this will give you time to see all the distinct areas of the garden without rushing or missing things. A delight!

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited on a beautiful sunny day and loved every bit of it! Food in cafe was lovely and nice little shop to buy a few gifts. Adjacent farm shop had some good local products too. And we got a voucher for 25% off Eden Project entry - bargain!!

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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I had been looking forward to seeing the Lost Gardens of Heligan for a number of years. I loved the kitchen garden and the tributes to those who had fought in WW 1.There was a lot to see and what I wasn't prepared for was the immense size of the place! We walked through fields and vast wooded areas which... More

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stoke on trent
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

very well set out, a nice restaurant not very good for pushchairs there is a good hive where you can watch the wild life

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