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Lanhydrock House<br>NATIONAL TRUST, Bodmin

Lanhydrock House

PL30 5HT
Tel: 01208 733320
Fax: 01208 74084
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Lanhydrock is one of Cornwall’s grandest houses set in a glorious landscape of gardens, parkland and woods overlooking the valley of the River Fowey.

The House dates back to the seventeenth century but much of it had to be rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1881 destroyed all but the entrance porch and the north-wing, which includes the magnificent Long Gallery with its extraordinary plaster ceiling depicting scenes from the Old Testament. A total of fifty rooms are on show today and together they reflect the entire spectrum of life in a rich and splendid Victorian household, from the servants’ bedrooms and the fascinating complex of kitchens, sculleries and larders to the nursery suite where the Agar-Robartes children lived, learned and played and the grandeur of the dining-room with its table laid and ready. You will want to allow plenty of time just for the tour of the house. Surrounding the house on all sides are gardens ranging from formal Victorian parterres to the wooded higher garden where magnificent displays of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias climb the hillside to merge with the oak and beech woods all round. A famous avenue of ancient beech and sycamore trees, the original entrance drive to the house, runs from the pinnacled seventeenth-century gatehouse down towards the mediaeval bridge across the Fowey at Respryn.

The park and woods, with a network of footpaths running through them, provide a variety of walks and a leaflet is available to help you to make the most of the estate which extends to nearly 1,000 acres.

Alongside the house is the largely fifteenth-century parish church of St Hydroc. The times of services are shown on the porch notice board and visitors are always very welcome. The church is generally open during house opening times.

A regular programme of events is held throughout the season and up to Christmas, including horse trials, Living History days and open-air concerts and theatre. For details, contact the Property Manager.

Lanhydrock House<br>NATIONAL TRUST, Bodmin

Historic House, Gardens, Wheelchair Access, Restaurant, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children's Play Area, Car Park, School Tours Available,

Film location for: Twelfth Night - Trevor Nun

Additional Services
- Winter only

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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