Burn some energy with a visit to lovely Lanhydrock. There’s expansive parklands, cycle trails, landscaped gardens and a Victorian Mansion to explore!
- Where: 3 miles from Bodmin, conveniently close to the main A30 and A38 road networks
- When: Year round, spring, summer, autumn and winter! 11.00am to 5.30pm daily.
- Cost: £42.75 for a family of four, £15.35 per adult, £7.70 per child and free if you are a National Trust member! Alternatively, if you aren’t visiting to view the house and gardens, you can pay for a parking ticket and enjoy the parkland and cycle trails for free!
- Who: Fun for all the family, no matter how young or old you are. Children can enjoy the adventure playground and cycle trails and the whole family can take a step back in time by visiting the stunning house.
- How long does it take: There’s a lot to do and see at Lanhydrock. We recommend spending at least half the day to see everything the estate has to offer.
- When’s best to go: It depends on your preferred season but our personal favourite is the spring time when the bluebells and pink campions line the woods, parkland and gardens.
The Victorian house and landscaped gardens are open for the public to explore from 11.00 am until 5.30pm daily. Once home to the Agar-Robartes family, it’s a piece of local heritage that firmly reminds us of history and how much the world has changed.
Lanhydrock is an extensive countryside estate with so much to do. The woodland and garden trails have swathes of spring flowers to enjoy with over 140 species of magnolia beginning to bloom and the endless parkland is the perfect spot for a picnic or some fun family games.
For those with some energy to burn, there’s numerous mountain bike trails that take you around the outskirts of the estate and they are suitable for any age and ability, although some trails are best reserved for the true adrenaline junkie!
The cafe is conveniently located close to the main car park where you can enjoy a proper Cornish Cream Tea or a wide range of sandwiches, cakes and lunches. The outdoor cafe terrace conveniently overlooks the children’s adventure playground to make Lanhydrock a true gem for families to enjoy.
We don’t think you will be disappointed with a day out at Lanhydrock but don’t forget that it’s a place you could visit time and time again, therefore, it’s well worth avoiding the entrance fees by investing in the National Trust Membership. This not only gives you access to Lanhydrock but every single Natonal Trust Property across the UK!
If you are interested in more of our favourite National Trust venues in Cornwall take a look at our next article, St Michaels Mount.
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Some images courtesy of Lanhydrock House.