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  • Tara
    Ampfield, UK14 contributions
    Me, my partner and puppy visited whilst staying in lands end. I’m really pleased we finally did it after missing out last time due to covid restrictions. It’s a lovely little gem. Doesn’t take too long about 30-45 minutes if you read the literature in the museum and to walk about but it was worth it.
    The architecture and engineering here is a wonder especially when you consider when it was first built. A really beautiful place and stunning views.
    Written February 2, 2023
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  • nnz
    Brighton, UK7 contributions
    A fabulous walk through the gardens wuth world famous sculptures essily accessible and cleverly placed around the gardens. Fantastic views of St Michael's and a fantastic breathing space.
    Gorgeous plants and friendly staff.
    Cafe is very busy and must be prebooked.
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • cdavisq
    Washington DC, DC81 contributions
    We didn't get to actually swim because of the weather but we will definitely be back on our next visit to Cornwall. We got some snacks and drinks at the snack window and explored the pool and surroundings. Some great picture opportunities.
    Written January 4, 2023
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  • Jannie1953
    London, UK27 contributions
    If you are ever in Penzance this is the place to visit, lots of local history, beautifully presented, very informative and in a beautiful setting. End your visit in the excellent cafe which over looks beautiful gardens.
    Written October 11, 2022
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  • Maria W
    3 contributions
    A lovely garden close to where we were staying. I especially liked the walled garden. A very peaceful and relaxing place to explore.
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • mobilemerlin
    Camborne, UK136 contributions
    What a lovely surprise to find somewhere new to visit.
    Glad i went with family as i think i might have got lost,ps look on your phone map first to make it easier .
    Lovely big wild gardens if it has been wet you will need your boots or walking boots.
    So many things to see and lots of surprises !!!
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • Phil B
    Andover, UK29 contributions
    We expressly visited to buy some cider that we’d sampled in a local pub. Weather wasn’t great, so decided to do the Winter Vineyard Tour to burn an hour or two. What a relevation, it turned out the wine produced on site was equally nice. Emma, our host, was very knowledgeable and described the process very well: from vine to bottle to glass. Samples of fizz, white, rosé and red were offered and explained. Very enjoyable and good luck with continued success.
    Written November 2, 2022
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  • Graham C
    3 contributions
    Although the garden is much like many other garden in Cornwall ,being a mostly a spring show with rhodos and camellias, this one however stood out to me .the feeling of peace was prominent and me and my partner felt very relaxed wandering around the winding paths .the tree ferns were very impressive and worth the trip alone .it was so quiet in there and a welcome relief from modern day life .
    We were most impressed however by the warmth and friendliness of the tea rooms girls .they made us feel very welcome and it appeared they loved their job .the food that was coming out of that little hut was outstanding. I have never seen such a large BLT sandwich. It was fresh and delicious. Your team is a credit to you .our visit will stay with us with fond memories. Thankyou .
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Caroline
    24 contributions
    We walked the coastal path from Mousehole to Marazion, passing through Newlyn and Penzance. The path is an easy walk with some amazing views along the way. There are plenty of places to sit and admire the views along the way, with some cafes and toilets.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • johnpZ4299KQ
    Sidmouth, UK626 contributions
    Plenty of old shops and eating places to enjoy and at the end a steep walk back to the sea and car park. Don't drink too mush the path can be slippy
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • jang62600
    Sherborne, UK25 contributions
    If you’re interested in history, you’ll enjoy Chysauster. Be prepared for a steady climb to the site but the views alone are worth it. Some good interpretation boards but young children may find it a little boring
    Written September 6, 2022
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  • Anne O
    Oslo, Norway55 contributions
    A very nice garden situated near to the lovely library. The garden is a place for relax, looking at flowers and plants, strolling around or sitting on a bench.
    Written July 9, 2022
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  • ShaunH290
    London, UK2,078 contributions
    We were looking around the streets of Penzance, when we came across this amazing Grade I listed building - the Egyptian House. According to the listing, it is an Early C19 stucco Egyptian extravagance.

    Following Napoleon’s North African campaign and Nelson’s victory at the Battle of the Nile, in 1798, the Egyptian architectural style remained very fashionable into the next century and was wholeheartedly embraced by local mineralogist John Lavin, who commissioned the façade of the building around 1835. The architect is believed to have been John Foulston from Plymouth whose inspiration was a London building designed by P F Robinson who based it on the Temple of Hathor at Dendra in Egypt.

    It would be good to stay in the Landmark Trust apartments on the upper floor.
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • omega132857
    Chichester, UK1,843 contributions
    Well this was a tad scary, walking to the Madron well through the pixy wood on a very windy day. there were trees down all along the path. This is a great walk, a bit difficult to find (ask a local) but well rewarding at what you will find.
    Written October 17, 2022
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  • peterpiperpickedapec
    London, UK462 contributions
    A small but interesting sight easily missed. The whole area is littered with Neolithic monuments and well worth a day out. A 6-7 mile walk down to Rosemary and up across the moor will take in most as well as the ding dong mine and some fab views. End the day at the superb tea room at Landon farm the best cake and host in Cornwall.
    Written September 18, 2021
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