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“National Trust at It's Very Best!”

Lanhydrock House and Garden
Ranked #1 of 36 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.
Reviewed 26 June 2013

What a gem this house and garden is! We were fortunate with the weather for our visit, which is always an added bonus, but there would be plenty to see and do, regardless.
Everything is immaculately manicured and the planting is exquisite. I do prefer my gardens a little more natural but it doesn't stop one appreciating the workmanship involved.
The house was packed with interesting treasures and one is able to get the feeling of the lives of all the past occupants from above and below stairs.
The staff in the coffee shop were charming and helpful and I have yet to go to an NT property when its not busy!
There is a substantial walk to the car park if you buy plants.

Thank DianeP478
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

This was not originally on our itinerary, but was certainly worth a visit. The interior of the house gives a great explanation of how people lived in the nineteenth century, both above and below stairs.
We found the church to be an unexpected bonus. It is beautiful and is still used for services.
The gardens are just stunning. So many photo opportunities! We were lucky enough to visit when the rhododendrons (and there are hundreds of them) were in bloom, along with the bluebells which were like a carpet in places. The walks around the gardens are a bit steep in places, but well worth the effort for the scenery.

Thank lgwombat
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Lanhydrock is not far from Bodmin. It is a late Victorian Country House and Estate with extensive gardens which was given over to the National Trust in the 1950 by the Agar Robartes family (Thomas Agar Robartes became 6th Viscount Clifden and sat in the House of Lords).

Many of the rooms are open to the public including the kitchens, nurseries and servants quarters. I love visiting these parts of old houses as you get a great feel for how the place 'ticked' in its hay-day. The house is very accessible for those in wheelchairs as you get to see at least 75% of the rooms.

Don't miss the walk around the gardens and a visit to the little church at the side of the house. During our visit the ladies of the parish were singing to raise funds for its upkeep

We didn't visit the cafe and restaurant as they were very busy. The car park is quite far from the house. We had one disabled person so were able to drive to a car park behind the house. We were even given the use of a mobility scooter to tour the grounds.

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

This is a must for all dreamers looks like castle from a fairystory you cannot fail to be impressed.Once inside it continues to please all taste's the interior matches the splender of the outside.Then we come to the immaculate gardens prestine.

Thank bobNewmarket
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Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

Absolute stunning National Trust property. It's a must! The house, gardens etc are exceptional. Very interesting history; it's a shame the family didn't keep it on. You could spend a few hours here; ideal for an overcast/rainy day. Staff very helpful in answering yr questions. Suitable for all age groups and disabilities too.

Thank woodsy64
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