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“Stunning garden despite the heavy mist and rain”
Review of Caerhays Castle

Caerhays Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Caerhays
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Owner description: Caerhays Castle is one of the very few Nash built castles still left standing, and is situated within approximately 120 acres of informal woodland gardens created by J C Williams, who sponsored plant hunting expeditions to China at the turn of the century. As well as guided tours of the house from March to June, visitors will see some of the magnificent selection of plants brought back by the intrepid plant hunters of the early 1900s - these include not only the collection of magnolias but a wide range of rhododendrons and the camellias which Caerhays and the Williams family are associated with worldwide.
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Coming from South-east England where rainfall is significantly lower than in Cornwall one can only marvel at the size and scale of the plantings at Caerhays.

Our visit was perfectly-timed to admire the displays of many magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons that Caerhays is justly famous for. A guided group tour helped us navigate the huge garden and see the best of the seasonal colour. There was so much to enjoy we should have stayed longer, dipping in and out of the garden at our leisure.

Thank RachelP08
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Very busy when we arrived as a coach party of 44 was visiting. Signs not brilliant but we walked around the grounds with beautiful views to the coast. Magnolias and camellias were stunning.
Tea rooms very busy obviously couldn't cope with volume of visitors so waited about 40 minutes fir a sandwich and list of items sold out.
Good little nursery selling locally grown plants including magnolia and camellias.

1  Thank gardenloverUk
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We are keen gardeners so were looking forward to this visit.
Yes the castle and it's surrounding woodlands with magnificent magnolias, climbing clematis, huge hydrangeas & colourful camellias, were undoubtably beautiful. But the cost of £8 each appeared above average.
Unfortunately the directions to take you around the grounds were somewhat lacking. So would often point to the sky or down to the ground, we got lost on numerous occasions, with dead ends and paths that suddenly disappeared ( it was clear others had struggled too- as we could see tracks of where others had got lost!)

Thank Kate T
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

It may be wet underfoot following the storms, and trees may be down, but the camellias of Caerhays make up for this with lots of walks with splendid views. The cafe serving home made food with a cheerful smile.

Thank Goldcat1
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The whole area is worth a visit so if you are going to see the Eden project why not come back via this coast road and see the castle.
Looks splendid from the road and the gardens although somewhat rambling,can give a few hours of pleasure,take a picnic.
Had friends from Canada to stay,she loves the coast so we took a trip from Truro out to St.michael Penkivel, then across country and down through the woodland to Caerhays.
Try it.

1  Thank RoyL65
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