There is so much to see at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House, like us you’ll need all day or several trips to take it all in. As well as the house there are also acres of gardens to enjoy and the huge estate to explore and cycle around.
The house itself was built in 1620, but a huge fire destroyed much of it in 1881. The only parts that were not damaged were the 29 metre Long Gallery with its amazing books and Jacobean ceiling in the north wing, the front porch and the gatehouse. The rest was rebuilt and refurbished in the style of the original building but with all the latest Victorian luxuries including a grand kitchen block. If you enjoy Downton Abbey you’ll love discovering the Victorian kitchen and servants quarters!
Lanhydrock has some excellent facilities – cafe in the stables, a restaurant, plant centre, gift and book shop, cycle hire plus a secure place to tie up your dog while visiting the house.
Above: Church and gardens
Above: Private cottage on the Estate
Above: Holy Well of St. Hydroc and formal garden
Above: Joseph’s Cottage (you can visit this in the gardens)
More information and opening times please visit the National Trust website: Lanhydrock House