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  • VBorwick
    London, UK105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the most magical place. Carved out of the rock in 1930s by Rowena Cade whose vision it was to create an open air theatre with the amazing sea behind.
    This was dug out by hand with constant refinement for different theatrical performances over the years
    Just next door is Portcurno beach again worth the trip.
    Fun theatrical performances but remember you are outside so take warm clothes as the evenings can get chilly. You can just tour the theatre and gardens and cafe. Or book tickets for a show.
    Wear warm clothes and sensible strong shoes as you are on a cliff edge!
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Cotsboho
    UK1,281 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved Tremenheere! A friendly welcome at the ticket office where they issue a ticket that allows you to re-enter if you want to take a break in the cafe and then explore some more. They also give you a handy map to help explore and this clearly shows which paths are laid and which are rougher and include steps. It's a fair climb to the top, but there are lots of places to sit if you need a breather. The sculptures are varied and there are some fabulous views of Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount - great photo opportunities.

    There is also a lovely quiet reflection space, by the pond

    The garden setting is beautiful, especially if your preference is for gardens that are not "over manicured"

    This is definitely a place I will revisit through the seasons

    There is a cafe, which I will review separately, and a small shop. The shop had interesting things but by the time I had explored and also had coffee the shop had closed (mid afternoon) which was a shame.

    All in all well worth a visit
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • Liz W
    Gloucestershire, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is a joy. The clean lines of the design, the thoughtfully-selected gifts in the shop, the lovely soup and sandwiches in the cafe…. Everything has been done so well and so lovingly by people who have a real passion for the place.

    And there’s the pool too, which was unfortunately closed for cleaning the day of our visit. We had a lovely soak in the geothermal pool, and can’t wait to come back!
    Written 29 March 2024
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  • Gboston1
    Cheltenham, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A delightful, whimsical place full of delightful hand made sculptures and poems - magical for children) and Inner Children) of all ages.The two owners were charming and hospitable, and after we fed the ducks with the little packet of treats they sell, we walked around the woodland and beautiful lakes they had created. We then said hello to the happy-seeming community of budgies, lovebirds and other birds in the aviary, then had a cup of coffee at the tiny cake hut. Yes, some of the scriptures and other features look a little past their prime, but the fact that everything wasn't perfect was part of the message, I felt. All very charming, and we left feeling relaxed, uplifted and ready for our journey back to Gloucestershire after our weekend in Cornwall.
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • SJDevon
    Ashburton, UK358 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friend and I have visited several times and thoroughly enjoyed each visit.

    However, their current exhibition of paintings by Martina Thomas did not gel with us.

    I realise that art is a very personal choice but we did struggle with her paintings!

    On its own that made the visit not really worth the entry fee for us on the day we went.

    We did have a very nice cup of coffee and a cheese scone in the restaurant.

    Sadly, they have also greatly reduced the stock of the fascinating art books they used to have and there are now virtually none in the shop.

    Just not so great but always nice to see the Newlyn artist paintings .
    Written 15 March 2024
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  • Hannah
    Bournemouth, UK27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easily my favourite NT place so far. I visited on a very hot March day and found it to be fairly quiet and incredibly peaceful, it was amazing to see so many beautiful plants and explore the different paths. The lady in the shop who scanned my card kindly gave me a map and talked me through each section of the gardens, she was very helpful! I will definitely be returning at different times of the year to see what else is in bloom!
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • lmcc71279
    Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine tour and tasting at Polgoon with tour guide, Bronwen.
    Bronwen, very knowledgeable and informative about this small, family run business. 5 Polgoon wines to taste included in tour price. All very good. Especially enjoyed Polgoon Sauvignon blanc and Sparkling Pinot Noir. Cafe and shop both worth a visit. Shop has excellent selection of Polgoon wines, ciders, juices etc plus locally supplied produce including jams, chutneys, cheeses, chocolates etc
    Highly recommend. Excellent tour plus book for lunch before tour or afternoon tea after. Really enjoyable afternoon. Thank you.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • Albywon
    Sydney, Australia11,942 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I walked the length of this street yesterday as it links Market Jew Street with St Mary's Church. Several interesting Art Galleries and certainly sole interesting Architecture. Definitely worth a look.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Stephanie K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited last week. Beautiful gardens. Well laid out. Outstanding displays of Cameila plants. Lovely to have wad the history of the gardens and family.
    Well worth a visit.
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • nwhd2k15
    Swansea County, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved it. You can see the arrangements of the houses, the rooms in some and just imagine how it looked and lived their life. It's also so peaceful - once a farmer nearby turned his tractor off, the place was almost deaf silence, bar the odd bird tweet and insects chirping. You can see for miles and really put yourself in the shoes of what an ancient Briton might've seen and felt like.

    For some cons, it was a little overgrown, but honestly, it's an 1800 year old ruin on a hilltop.
    There is a car park but be warned that Google will direct you to somebody's home - they put up a sign saying "no access to ancient village" but it would've been more helpful to say "follow road for free car park and toilets" or something.
    Written 16 September 2023
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  • Paul F
    Chesterfield, UK2,574 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked this section to Penzance and back on a fairly windy Sunday in the dry! It was fantastic with stunning views to the Mount and towards Penzance.

    Clean and dry, with a walk on the beach as the tide was on its way out. Really pleasant although some dog owners ought to know better and keep an eye out for their dogs fouling!
    Written 18 December 2023
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  • Albywon
    Sydney, Australia11,942 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I arguably saw these gardens at or near their worst in early March.
    Even then still beautiful, and I hope to visit again later in the year
    Written 12 March 2024
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