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“NT's Cornish Jewel”

Lanhydrock House and Garden
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Bodmin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This 19th-century high-Victorian country house is one of the most fascinating in England. Colourful gardens, riverside walks and family friendly cycle trails.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is the NT's biggest, and finest property in Cornwall. There's enough here to keep anyone interested all day, even if big old houses aren't your thing. The grounds and gardens are superb and there is always something new to discover here. The NT staff do a fantastic job of bringing the place alive and are incredibly helpful. It's the sort of place you need to allow plenty of time to appreciate and you will return again and again.

Thank TristanG949
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is a stunning place, and incredible to visit the kitchens etc - often the best areas! The volunteers and staff were really helpful - and helped to find a space close to the house. There is so much to see here, and the building itself is very impressive from the outside

Thank jhafhjpc
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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We love visiting NT properties with Lanhydrock as one of our favourites in the SW. The children enjoyed the servants trail in the garden and the egg hunt in the house. Grandparents enjoyed the garden and tea rooms.
Great place for all the family.

Thank Julian A
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

For me, the walk from Bodmin Parkway station to Lanhydrock House was the best part by far! Marred only by the cold north-easterly wind and grey skies, I found the peace and stillness enriching. The birdsong was exquisite and there was plenty of opportunity to get out my binoculars and sweep the landscape for wildlife. Once inside the house, I made straight for the kitchens - the hub of the house, populated by the 'lower orders' but where the soul of the house ultimately lies. I was struck by how little 'soul' there was in the 'upstairs' rooms; even the nursery, with all the toys and distractions a child could wish for, was a place of virtual imprisonment for the children who were not expected to be seen anywhere else in the house. However, as visitors, we were treated to beauty in all its forms, even down to a live pianist playing in Long Gallery. Architectural proportions, furnishings, kitchenware, paintings and wall-hangings (my favourite is in the children's bathroom), everywhere there is a feast for the eyes. But as always, after a visit to one of England's stately homes, I came away with the nagging question: how was one family able to enjoy so much wealth and privilege whilst elsewhere so many people suffered impoverished and brutal lives? But that's just me. Maybe I shouldn't visit these places any more.

Thank anniehonjo
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We didn't visit the house this visit but have in the past. The grounds are very well kept and vast and the formal gardens with the trees to the front of the house are very impressive. It is a nice afternoon out with very pleasant scenery. Worth a visit.

Thank tulip27
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