I have just returned from a week’s holiday in Cornwall, with my wife and 4 yr. old daughter. I am about to post a number of reviews of the restaurants, cafes and attractions we have visited and or experienced. I have to say at the outset that there is a plethora of things to do and there is no doubt in my mind that having spent a week there, we have only just scratched the surface. So much to do in so little time. I would highly recommend anyone to visit this wonderful place (Cornwall).
Top Tip – If you are planning to visit any National Trust venues, you would be well advised to become a member prior to your visit. We paid just over £70 for a 12 month joint membership, and we have already recouped our outlay. If you purchase on the day, it would cost you around £90 for the same type of membership. There are so many wonderful places to visit that are held by the National Trust in Cornwall.
When we visited Lanhydrock we split the day in to two. We had a bike ride in the morning followed by visiting the house in the afternoon. We arrived quite early so there were plenty of bikes to hire. I was able to hire a bike with a “tag” so my daughter could be attached to me. If you arrive later on I would imagine that you may struggle to hire a bike. You can of course take your own. There is a modest cost and this is not included in your NT membership. Lanhydrock has a number of different cycle routes with differing degrees of difficulty. We went for the easy green route, and although we did try the slightly more challenging blue route, we quickly went back to green. We spent a good couple of hrs. just cycling at leisure through the woods. We then had a bite to eat in the café before visiting the house.
The house is a good mile or so from the entrance, albeit you can catch a ride in a golf buggy! for a couple of pounds or so. The house itself is fantastic. Wonderful decor and furnishings, and you are allowed to take photos (no flash). I do like the fact that there is also a quiz for children, so we adults can marvel in the house whilst the children are busy looking for the answers to the quiz. There is an additional café and restaurant at this part of the house so there is always availability for a snack. There is also the obligatory gift shop! Be warned…the children will find something to buy!! Overall this is a wonderful day out.
We then finished the day by having a hr. or so in the children’s playground. As it was towards the end of the day, this was not too busy. All in all we arrived just before 10 and we were leaving just after 5. Overall, highly recommended to anyone, young or old.
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