Lanhydrock - National Trust

The approach to Lanhydrock House, Cornwall
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One of the most fascinating and complete late 19th-century houses in England, Lanhydrock is full of period atmosphere. Although the gatehouse and north wing (with magnificent 32yd-long gallery with plaster ceiling) survive from the 17th century, the rest of the house was rebuilt following a disastrous fire in 1881. The new house featured the latest in contemporary living, including central heating. The garden has a stunning collection of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias, and offers fine colours right through into autumn. All this is set in a glorious estate of 364ha (900 acres) of woods and parkland running down to the River Fowey, with an extensive network of footpaths. 50 rooms are open to visitors, who should allow at least 2 hours to tour the house. Secure locker system for large bags. Church (adjacent to house): service every Sun 9.45.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

£11, child £5.45, family £27.50, family (1 adult) £16.50. Groups £10.00, child £5.00. Garden & grounds only: £6.50, child £3.60. Reduced rate when arriving by cycle or by public transport.


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Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Monarchy and the book

  • 2 October 2015 — 30 October 2016 *on now

An exhibition in the Gallery showing books from the Lanhydrock collection that were once owned by Royalty or have royal connections. House opening times apply.


Normal admission charges apply


Lanhydrock at war

  • 13 February — 30 October 2016 *on now

The future seemed bright for Viscount Clifden and his family in spring 1914. His eldest son, Tommy, had a promising political career
Gerald, next in line, was employed at the Foreign Office
his other sons were flourishing at school and university and his daughters had high-society suitors on the horizon.
But then came the First World War...see the effects of the war on the family and Lanhydrock in the exhibition in the Gatehouse.


Normal admission charges apply


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Garden Tracker Pack

Pack of resources to support mathematical investigations in the Lanhydrock gardens.

How to obtain

Call 01208 265950 or email for more information.

Guided Tours

Guided tours focusing on Victorian childhood and servants.

How to obtain

Call 01208 265950 or email for more information.

Lanhydrock - National Trust
PL30 5AD




01208 265950


01208 265959

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.