On one of our Cornwall days the weather was looking faintly ominous, so we decided to visit Lanhydrock, a National Trust property near Bodmin. With over 50 rooms open to the public alongside beautiful gardens and over 900 acres of land, it was possibly the most impressive National Trust visit I’ve ever had. The focus of the Trust’s vision is to bring the family (the Agar-Robartes) alive for visitors, and they certainly managed to do so for us.
From the impressive gatehouse, built in the 1500s, down the drive to the house, largely burned down and rebuilt in high Victorian style in the 1880s, we were discovering gorgeous architecture and interesting details throughout our visit.
Doorway in the main courtyard:
One of the cottages in the gardens:
Built near the coast, the grounds were on a hill, giving superb views of the house from above.
The gardens from the drive:
We could have filled this post with thousands of photos, but if you find yourself in Cornwall we urge you to visit – we thought it was a wonderful place!