1. South West
  2. Cornwall
  3. Bodmin

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Lanhydrock is the quintessential country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home.

After a devastating fire in 1881 the Jacobean house was refurbished in high-Victorian style, with the best in country house design and planning and the latest mod-cons.

Discover two sides of Victorian life: from the kitchen which offers a thrilling glimpse into life 'below stairs', to the luxurious family areas, elegant dining room and spacious bedrooms which reveal the comforts of ‘upstairs’ living.

Make sure you take a stroll around the extensive gardens and enjoy their year-round colour. There are beautiful herbaceous borders, a fabulous formal parterre and colourful higher gardens filled with camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.

The estate is well worth exploring too, with ancient woodlands and tranquil riverside paths. There are also off-road cycle trails, with special routes for families and novice riders, and you can even hire a bike from us to make the most of this opportunity.

Lanhydrock is a member of the Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions.

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Discover Lanhydrock House

Lanhydrock is a Victorian country house packed with layers of history and family stories. Discover the lives of the Agar-Robartes children on the Family route, with opportunities to play as they did on the way, admire the finest rooms and show-stopping Long Gallery on the Mansion route and meet the costumed servants below stairs who cared for the house and family.

In 2024, take the unique chance to get up close to Lanhydrock's nationally signifcant Long Gallery ceiling as conservators work to restore this intricate piece of art. From March to October, walk along the raised platform and take the once in a lifetime opportunity to see this masterpiece of Jacobean plasterwork up close as it is cleaned and conserved.

Please note that the house is currently closed for the winter and will open on 1 March.

Enjoy the gardens

There's plenty to see in the garden at Lanhydrock, from herbaceous borders and sentinel yews to a bright, bubbling stream, and even a croquet lawn. On the slopes above, paths weave through a woodland landscape, planted in a semi-formal Cornish fashion with stands of rhododendrons and Himalayan magnolias wreathed in green lichen. From here, there are superb views over the garden and the Fowey valley landscape.

Lanhydrock is famous for its magnolia trees, with features including a magnolia glade, and a magnificent magnolia arch you can stroll through. A raised terrace viewing area overlooks Lanhydrock church and the magnolia glade. This is a wonderful place to appreciate the 200 magnolias that now fill the 30-acre garden. It’s possible to find a magnolia in flower every month of the year, with the most magnificent displays occurring in springtime.

With level access and accessible paths through much of the garden, it's a great place to explore with little legs and pushchairs. There are also wheelchairs available to borrow and an all-terrain Tramper available to hire.

Explore the parkland at Lanhydrock

With almost 1000 acres of parkland at Lanhydrock, there's so much to explore, from grassland to woodland, with a huge variety of wildlife to spot as well as clues to some of the hidden history at Lanhydrock.

Open all year round with parking free to National Trust members, you can also enjoy a bite to eat or a well-earned homemade cake at the Park Cafe or browse local gifts and produce at the Plant Centre.

There is also a cycle hire at Lanhydrock, where you can hire bikes to explore the purpose-built cycle trails, with routes from gentle family-friendly routes to exhilarating mountain bike descents.

There are a number of self-guided walks to have a go at in Lanhydrock's parkland, all of which are available on the Lanhydrock website. Wander through meadows and ancient woodland as you discover features including the Victorian swimming pool, which is now a haven for wildlife.

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Tuesday, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Wednesday, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Thursday, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Friday, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Saturday, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Sunday, 09:30 - 16:00

House and garden currently closed for winter and will re-open on 1 March. Please see website detailed and most up-to-date opening times.

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (5-17) : £22.00
  • Adult (17-18+) : £11.00
  • Babies and Toddlers (0-4) : Free

Entry and parking free for National Trust members.

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Stopwatch IconTypical visit time 3 - 4 hours

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Yes, there is parking.

Parking Charge Up to 1 hour: £1.50 All Day: £6.00

Free for National Trust members. Coach and caravan parking available.

Payment by cash or PayByPhone app.

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Contact Details

PL30 4AB

Main entrance via Double Lodges main car park, has a vehicle width restriction of 2.5m. Coach, caravan and campervan parking now open. Signed from A30 and A38 as well as A390 near Lostwithiel. Lanhydrock is also accessible by train, 1¾ miles from Bodmin Parkway via original carriage-drive to house, signposted in station car park. Cycle route NCN3 runs past the entrance to Lanhydrock.

Tel: 01208265950

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