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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Wonderful post Christmas walk

Still so much to see even in winter! You are given options of various walks - all with information... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Fabulous day out for all the family

We enjoyed a very memorable day out at Heligan. The children LOVED all the activities for them... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kate R
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1, this Sleeping Beauty was re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe’s largest garden restoration project. Today Heligan’s 200 acres are a...more
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
+44 1726 845100
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Often visit this place , has got lovely gardens well worth a visit, food very expensive and not worth the money which is a dissapointment .

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Still so much to see even in winter! You are given options of various walks - all with information about plants. Also there are lovely rare breeds of sheep, cows and goats with a fantastic collection of chickens and turkeys. A must visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a very memorable day out at Heligan. The children LOVED all the activities for them. There was den-building, stilts and juggling, clay sculpting, slingshots, relaxing hammocks and reading books, a lovely cafe to enjoy a bit to eat, a nice gift shop... oh,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to go for a walk with children, lots to see and loads of open space! Beautiful area with choice of easy or hard routes! Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After phoning to confirm a charity open day and talking to a delightful lady called Theresa, my husband and I returned to these wonderful gardens. When they were first discovered and open to the public we visited and were blown away. The amount of work...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a break over New Year staying in Falmouth, decided to visit as we had heard and read about the Lost Gardens Of Heligan. Baulked at the £14.50 adult admission, no reduction for seniors, but as we were there decided to pay anyway. Our impression...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neil H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are open in the eveing with amazing lighting around the gardens. The well marked path takes about an hour and definately worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another fabulous illumination of Heligan by night. Loved the moving gardener at the walled garden and the sounds in the ravine. Thanks team Heligan

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We expect it to be cold, however seeing 2 statues, some scrub, and a rope bridge is not worth the full asking price of £14.50 pp adult that should be discounted in winter. The flower garden was bare despite being able to utilise mountain flowering...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to raise money for the local charities, especially the air ambulance. For the cost of 2 pounds excellent value for money.

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from Deborah S | Reviewed this property |
The garden area near to the entrance, there is a lot to see and you don't have to go all the way round as you can visit any of the area's separately. I don't know of any other offers, but if you look on their website you may... More
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Heligan G | Property representative |
Although there are no specific two for one offers or discount codes, if you’re visiting the Eden Project too, there’s the option of buying discounted joint tickets from their website. We hope to see you soon.
Susan D
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Steveemma7 | Reviewed this property |
It’s on the website under menu Opening hours and prices Adults £14.50 each Children 5-17 £6.50 each
Travel Forum Posts
Which town/village to stay in? (11 Replies)
We are planning a two week relaxing holiday to Cornwall in late May. We would like to spend our first week in St Ives, but aren't sure where is best for the second week - we would like to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, so is St Austell nice? We are in our mid 30s to early 40s, and I will be 6 months pregnant at the time, so relaxing will be more important than nightclubs! Thank you for any suggestions!
March 23, 2010|
Response fromMutiny|
Coastal towns such as Fowey, Polpero and Looe are gorgeous but there are some very hilly sections, which may be a challenge when you reach 6-months of pregnancy. I don't know much about St Austell.
Frisco, Colorado
Throwing Isles of Scilly into the mix - good idea, or not? (19 Replies)
I've been putting together a plan for my mom and I to visit Cornwall in May 2016, and we had pretty much settled on splitting our time between east Cornwall for 4-5 nights (for Lanhydrock, Eden Project, Fowey, and possibly Lost Gardens of Heligan) and 4-5 nights west Cornwall (probably Penzance). Now mom has seen a tourism video of the Scilly Islands and suggested she'd like to go there. The Scilly's look beautiful, but I'm concerned about logistics. For one thing, the only inexpensive...More
May 14, 2015|
Response fromclanline|
It is not really the place for someone with limited mobility especially visiting the other islands as you have to climb in and out of boats which may not be very comfortable for your mother. I have not visited the islands for some years and it is a great place for walking and there are also taxis there that I recall which could take you around what roads there are! Not heard about the electric carts but that would be ideal I would think. The day trip on the boat is great and you get a few...More
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Tintagel or Port Isaac (12 Replies)
I am looking for a two-day stay in the North to combine with my two-day stay in the South which I think will be in St. Ives. My primary Northern interest is Tintagel and probably either the Eden project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan. We arrive at Truro at 2:30 and will rent a car. I don't think we could get to Tintagel on arrival day (Oct. 6) as it closes at 5:00 though I do want to see it at low tide (at 4:00 on the 6th and 5:00 on the 7th) so as to walk in Merlin's Cave. I'd like to see it...More
September 08, 2008|
Response fromGraham B|
Hi there I do too - Port Isaac is the quintessential Cornish fishing village with narrow streets, a lovely harbour and a great atmosphere. Tintagel has ( as you might expect) really jumped on the "King Arthur" bandwagon and every hotel shop or cafe is the "Merlin-this" or the "Camelot-that". Given the choice between Heligan or Eden, I'd pick Eden. The scale of the place is just awe-inspiring and there's as much to see outside as there is within the biomes. If time permits, you could...More