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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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It's a perfect place to visit for a day trip

It's a lovely place to visit with your family and friends. We took a taxi from St. Austell and it wasn't all that far. You can spend all day long there. We enjoyed not only the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a lovely place to visit with your family and friends. We took a taxi from St. Austell and it wasn't all that far. You can spend all day long there. We enjoyed not only the garden and park, but also the little tea shop and the vegetable shop near the entrance. Loved the place and would love to come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Heligan Gardens require at least a half day visit to feel that you have seen the place. It is a huge park with lots of walking trails through various planned landscapes, and also offers intriguing historical displays and gorgeous vegetable gardens and greenhouses. Even though we were there in November, the gardens were producing rows and rows of beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful visit, have grown up in the area and never thought to visit, a long time visitor to the local harbours finally decided to make the trip here it was fantastic. Have been 5+ times now at all times of the year, always fantastic. Good price, food, accessibility and fun for the whole family. Definitely worth the visit Must see... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited for the first time in October 2015 and, being a regular visitor to Cornwall, decided to buy a 'Friends of Heligan' annual pass - at only £25, it pays for itself in 2 visits. I visited today with a friend, just to go for a bite to eat in the newly refurbished cafe. Unfortunately, we wish we hadn't bothered.... More 

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Heligan G, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. We are very sorry to hear that your visit to our Kitchen was not as you may have hoped and please accept our sincerest apologies that you felt so negatively about your visit; this certainly is not the feedback we like to receive! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely gardens though u must leave yourself good time to see it all a nice gift shop clean toilets a cafe and lots of opportunities to spend your money on plants to try and get your garden looking the same well worth a visit

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Devon, U K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Weather could have been better, but the boys enjoyed their walk.The girls had a gentle stroll round the gardens.Camelias were out, and many bulbs.The Coffee Shop was open and we had a lovely lunch.Great choice.Would come again in the spring.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can have some steep walks but this is such a relaxed place you can walk at your own pace and view such beautiful flowers and views around you as you go it is worth it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great and reasonably priced place to explore, with the Jungle walk being our favourite! We also loved saying hello to the emus. A really beautiful place. After lots of walking, we got hungry and decided to visit the cafe that boasts on its sign that it caters for gluten free & vegan too. There was some really lovely... More 

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Heligan G, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the visit. One of our aims in the Heligan Kitchen is to cater for everyone and to provide scrumptious options for those with any allergies or dietary requirements. We’re sorry to hear that this was not up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth the visit and worth the money. Very picturesque lots to see and also hidden places along with great activities for children. This is dog friendly. They have a lovely outdoor eating area which they also do bbq's as well. The on site butchers and farm show was lovely and did great tasty meat.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several hours at this venue on New Years Day. Wonderful gardens and interest at every turn. We arrived to find entry was Free on this day all they asked was a donation to charity. we saw Pineapples growing and a wonderful display of Pumpkins and squashes. The Café was serving hot tasty food in a warm and welcoming... More 

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Heligan G, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit and thank you for joining us on one of our annual Charity Days. Our amazing visitors helped us to raise over £5000 for our chosen charities! We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and do hope that you can visit again soon. More 

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