We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing Place”

Lanhydrock House and Garden
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Bodmin
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 November 1, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. We had a rainy day and tired legs so decided on a gentler day. The parking is well sign posted and you simply ignore the "Sat Nav". Found the disabled parking and whilst getting my elderly parents out of the car aladyarrived with the buggy and asked if they wanted a lift. Very good service taken directly to the gatehouse. Then went round the house, there is a simple explanation of the rooms to be visited and staff will explain if you ask plus there are books in each room about the rooms and the previous owners. We could have spent the whole day there reading about the history of the house. The house is a remarkable testament to the National Trust and a wonderful insight to a Victorian house. The gardens were very well presented even in October and must have been a sight in full bloom. There are some negative comments but these seem petty or do not grasp what to expect from a Victorian house. If you take very young children they will be bored. Taking dogs expect assistance dogs into a house seems to miss the point that you can't take them into most places.

However, the house is a real gem and after visiting many other houses this is one of the best and the efforts to present the house as it would have been are a wonderful representation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TimJ261
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (2,665)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages
All reviews
"national trust"
in 433 reviews
"car park"
in 356 reviews
"long gallery"
in 69 reviews
"servants quarters"
in 84 reviews
"nt members"
in 56 reviews
"nt property"
in 68 reviews
"the kitchen"
in 150 reviews
"lanhydrock house"
in 124 reviews
"golf buggy"
in 33 reviews
"downton abbey"
in 32 reviews
"buggy service"
in 31 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 92 reviews
"long walk"
in 96 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 195 reviews
"second hand bookshop"
in 36 reviews
"extensive grounds"
in 28 reviews
"full bloom"
in 35 reviews

13 - 17 of 2,665 reviews

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Plenty of parking, national trust property. Lovely gardens and house, lots to look at. Little cafe. Does have a little walk before getting to the house but they do have motor that can drop you down if need be.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rebpen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 31, 2018

First time visitors and we were blown away. Lovely walk to the house, cattle grazing freely, autumn trees and their colours gorgeous. Lovely play areas for children. Cycle routes for you to try. We had lunch in the café/restaurant, service and food lovely with top ups offered for the teapot. Highlights the kitchen, the long gallery, the church and the WW1 display in the entrance building. So moving and gave life to the family who used to live there. Staff very knowledgeable and happy to talk. Will be going back even if its just to walk around the gardens or try the cycle trails.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catherine S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The gardens are well-kept with huge trees being pruned using a crane. Inside many volunteer guides, some in costume, encouraging children. A gentleman playing the grand piano invited a child to play with him. Pleasant tea rooms with food and drink.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elga K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

As trust member we visit lots of gardens and houses. Lanhydrock was beautiful and the gardens well kept. The woodland was lovely but not well signposted down at the bottom. The footpaths weren't easy to follow to do a circular walk. Inside the house was lovely but the staff weren't forthcoming with information to make the experience more enjoyable. Some sat reading a paper and didn't acknowledge people entering. Usually trust staff are really helpful and enjoy talking about the property. The cafe prices were reasonable and lots of seating available. Toilets ok but not the cleanest.
Would like to visit again in a different season to see more colour in the gardens .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emmalR2TU
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lanhydrock House and Garden also viewed


Been to Lanhydrock House and Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing