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5.59km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Caerhays Estate is set on the quiet coast of Cornwall near St Austell. The gardens and castle are open to the public in the spring. The house was designed by John Nash in 1805 and the garden took on its present form after 1896. Experience the timeless magic of Cornwall’s castle by the sea. The gardens and castle are open to the public from mid-Feburary to mid-June.
9.67km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Eden Project is a unique experience and one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions. Here, in the heart of Cornwall’s stunning countryside you’ll find the world’s largest indoor rainforest. It is home to a series of great biomes. In a single day, you’ll be able to experience the steaming rainforests of South America, and stroll past lemon trees, olive groves, vines and herbs on a journey through the Mediterranean, South Africa and California. There are also adventure activities, gardens, an
St Catherine's Castle
12.74km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
St Catherine's Castle is a Henrician castle in Cornwall, England. It is one of a pair of small artillery forts built by Henry VIII in the 1530s to defend Fowey Harbour. It was modified in the 19th century during the Crimean War and again during the Second World War when it became home to an anti-aircraft gun and an ammunition store. One of the iconic location which paves light to the history of Cornwall.
12.76km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Readymoney Cove is a south-east-facing sandy beach to the south of the harbour town of Fowey. It was flourished with cliffs close to the mouth of the River Fowey and bounded and also one side is the renowned St Catherine's Castle. Reasonably safe bathing within cove, but not in the Fowey Estuary. However, can be water pollution after storms and heavy rain. Above the cove is the former coach house which was the home of author, Daphne du Maurier, for a few years during the Second World War.
17.29km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Truro Cathedral was the first 'new' cathedral to be built in Britain for 800 years since Salisbury Cathedral was started in 1220. It is built in the Gothic Revival architectural style fashionable during much of the nineteenth century. It is located in Cornwall's only city, Truro, one of the smallest in the United Kingdom. The cathedral is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires - the classic pointed arches of the gothic style have been adapted.
National Trust - Trelissick Garden
17.41km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
The National Trust's Trelissick, Cornwall, is a house and garden set in an estate with extraordinary maritime views. It was positioned in one of the most spectacular locations with stunning views looking over the Fal River and towards Falmouth, all within easy reach of Truro . Home to the Copeland family up until 2012, the original house dates back to the 1750s and is now open to the public.
Royal Cornwall Museum
17.55km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro holds an extensive mineral collection rooted in Cornwall's mining and engineering heritage. The museum holds an internationally renowned mineral collection rooted in Cornwall’s mining and engineering heritage. With over 300,000 heritage objects in the care of the Royal Cornwall Museum, there is plenty to keep you enthralled during your visit.
18.22km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Restormel is one of the most remarkable castles in Britain. The present circular structure, built in the late 13th century, was a luxurious retreat for its medieval owners and was twice visited by Edward, the Black Prince. Today the remains of the castle rooms reveal clues to its past grandeur. Large fireplaces, high windows and the Great Hall, used for gatherings, give a sense of the once luxurious surroundings. It offers fantastic views across the valley of the River Fowey and is a favourite
18.71km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Towan Beach is the most central of Newquay's beaches lying just below the Killacourt and Beach Road. This beach is sheltered by Towan Head and provides either small waves, ideal for novice surfers or calm waters for safe swimming. This makes it an ideal family beach with the waves here being generally small in all but the stormiest conditions.
National Trust - Lanhydrock
19.22km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Lanhydrock was built in 1630-42 for the Robertes family who rose from merchants and bankers to the peerage as Barons of Truro and then Earls of Radnor. The house was partly destroyed by fire in 1881. It gives an extraordinary glimpse into the life of a Victorian country house from the children's nursery wing and the splendid comforts of the state rooms to the fascinating warren of kitchens.
19.33km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Lappa Valley is the only attraction in Cornwall that transports families on an exciting nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun. This hidden valley includes a boating lake with canoes and pedalo boats, crazy golf, a brick path maze, a woodland walk and several childrens’ play areas.
19.88km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
An Elizabethan manor on a Cornish scale. It was the seat of the Arundell family from the 14th century. The house at Trerice has many fascinating nooks and crannies, as well as a superb collection. From wooden skittles to an enormous table and a 300-year-old longcase clock, the collection on show at Trerice is of interest to visitors of all ages. A traditional garden and apple orchard featuring old varieties of trees surround the manor.
St Mawes Castle
20.85km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
St Mawes Castle is a four-story artillery fort, like its counterpart across the bay, and was built in the 1540s as part of the largest national coastal defence programme since the Roman era. It stands solidly above the rocky coast, once a deterrent to hostile ships that might have sought to venture up the river passage. The castle continued in use as a fort through the 18th and 19th centuries.
Bodmin Jail Attraction
22.02km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Bodmin Jail has played an important role in Cornwall’s history and this bold re-development gives visitors the chance to delve into an intriguing hidden history. Explore the many cells and features that make your visit to the Jail a fun and educational adventure, and just a little bit scary. The Jail you see today was built with the help of the prisoners who brought 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin’s Cuckoo Quarry.
22.76km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Pendennis is one of Henry VIII's finest seaside castles. And despite its peaceful setting, it has a rich and poignant history. The castle has defended Cornwall since Tudor times and played a vital role protecting the coast during the two World Wars. The heritage agency Historic England considers Pendennis to be "one of the finest examples of a post-medieval defensive promontory fort in the country.
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm
23.18km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm is a small independent family-run business in Penhallow. It produces and sells its own cider, brandy, whisky, gin, eau de vie, country fruit wines and apple juice. In addition, the farm produces traditional scrumpy cider, reserve and classic cider, with the latter made in second hand oak whisky barrels. The farm also produces jams, marmalades, sauces, chutneys, a pickle and a mustard.
23.25km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
A beautiful zoological garden which was located within Trenance Leisure Park in Newquay, England. It now covers over 13 acres of land, as well as housing over 130 species. It also has an immersive tropical house exhibit which houses rainforest plants and animals including a sloth, tropical birds, reptiles and insects.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
23.28km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an independent museum celebrating the influence of the sea on history and culture and telling the story of Cornwall’s incredible maritime heritage. National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an independent museum celebrating the influence of the sea on history and culture and telling the story of Cornwall’s incredible maritime heritage. Its mission is to promote an understanding of boats and their place in people's lives, and of the maritime heritage of Cornwall.
Falmouth Art Gallery
23.49km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Falmouth Art Gallery is one of the leading art galleries in the South West. Its collection features works by major artists including Frank Brangwyn, Edward Burne-Jones, Charles Napier Hemy, Alfred Munnings and Henry Scott Tuke. The gallery has an exciting temporary exhibition programme. Works from the collection are shown alongside loans from national galleries and Cornish artists.
23.65km from The Lost Gardens Heligan
Porth beach is a famous white sand beach and has a large area of flat golden sand that offers safe bathing. There's level access to the beach and there is pleasant walking around Porth Island. The long tidal drop reveals many beautiful rock pools and some fascinating sea life; in addition, due to its position being protected by headlands on both sides, it is very sheltered.
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The Lost Gardens Heligan
B3273, Pentewan, Saint Austell PL26 6EN, UK
The Lost Gardens of Heligan belonged to the Tremayne estate evolving and becoming more extravagant with each passing generation. One head of the household inspired the jungle gardens, while another requested that giant rhododendrons be cultivated. The gardens include aged and colossal rhododendrons and camellias, a series of lakes fed by a ram pump over 100 years old, highly productive flower and vegetable gardens, an Italian garden, and a wild area filled with subtropical tree ferns called "The