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“Good walking when ground is muddy” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lanhydrock House and Garden

Lanhydrock House and Garden
Ranked #1 of 33 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.
Exeter UK
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“Good walking when ground is muddy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

In recent years we've found Cornwall muddy in the winter, but have been able to have walks around Lanhydrock without getting too "clarted" up. There is a labyrinth of paths, but for a 4 mile walk try the one called The Estate Walk. There's a booklet available from the shop in the house. This walk is mixed terrain including the garden, woodland and rvierside walking. If you don't want to visit the house, there is no charge for parking, and free access to toilets, refreshments and the shop.

Visited December 2013
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“Cornwall's Gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

This has to be one of the best house's in the South West. There are hundreds of Nt properties but this without doubt one of there finest it is fantastic, the house, gardens and church, I'm biased because my grandparents worked there and so for me it gives it extra buzz when touring the place. Go visit. It's memorable.

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San Diego, California
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“Grand Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

This house has a grand entrance through a guard house with grounds inside and outside the walls. When we were there a horse Versace show was being held on the exterior grounds. We even saw a very elegant wedding party exiting the church with the bells ringing and the wedding party and guests driving off in antique cars. In spite of all that was going on, the exterior grounds were so immense that there were lots of deserted fields where our dogs could run free. Free admission to National Trust members

Visited May 2013
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Truro, United Kingdom
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“Very disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Visited last week just after Xmas. Phoned in advance to check that they were open before we made the hour and ten minute journey. I was told that they were open and that it was £4 entrance fee.
On arrival we were told it was free because there were only 3 rooms open and two of these were kiddies play rooms. They managed to keep the shop open of course.
Why couldn't the lady have informed me when I rang?.
We not only wasted petrol money but our day out was ruined as it was too late to go elsewhere.
Obviously poor communication skills between staff.
We were annoyed and disappointed.
Just for the record admittance fee is normally £14.60 so I don't know where the £4 came in.

Visited December 2013
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Mevagissey, United Kingdom
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“disabled visitor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Not bad, its a large house set in lovely countryside views with the opportunity of a riverside walk as well. The grounds are well looked after, not exciting but enough to enjoy. The disabled can at least move around the grounds, but then you have the usual problem if you want to go into the house itself, you will be stumped by the steps, but if you can manage them, at least you move at your pace, but nowhere to sit and rest until you go outside again. The house is quite interesting, and if you are into these types of visits you will have a nice two or three hour slow steady visit. The cost of course is high, aren't they all, but perhaps on a nice sunny day that included time spent viewing the grounds as well, you may consider it worth the while.

Visited September 2013
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