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Superb early 18th-century mansion with unique family history

Discover the story of a family who became caught up in the extraordinary events of the English Civil War. Their history is bound up in this beautiful house, which is still the home of the Carew Pole family today.

A house of silver grey stone, Antony is a beguiling mixture of the formal and informal. It's believed to be one of the finest surviving Queen Anne buildings in the West Country.

View the outstanding collection of portraits, including works by Sir Joshua Reynolds and a famous painting of Charles I during his trial. There are also fine examples of period furniture, textiles and tapestries.

Breathe in the sweeping views as you explore the landscape garden, which includes a formal garden with topiary, modern sculptures and the National Collection of Daylilies.

The Woodland Garden, owned and run by the Carew Pole Garden Trust, also has outstanding rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and camellias.

The magic of Antony was captured by director Tim Burton, as a film location for his blockbuster, Alice in Wonderland.

A garden to inspire

Whisteria, Japanese pond and Dovecote at Antony

Whisteria, Japanese pond and Dovecote at Antony

The Repton inspired landscape at Antony, with its sweeping river views and unexpected nooks and crannies, is a joy to visit from spring to autumn. In the spring the camellias and magnolias in the Woodland Garden (not National Trust but free to Trust members) should not be missed and in the summer the Summer Garden is a delight. Make sure you don't miss the intricate Knot Garden on your visit as well.

Sculpture in the garden

Summer garden with sculpture at Antony

A very special part of Antony's appeal is the modern sculpture scattered round the garden. From the 'Hypercone', by Simon Thomas and the 'Magnolia Gate', by James Horrobin, to the 'Water Cone', by William Pye, and the 'Dono', by Steven Cox, they really shouldn't be missed.

Our tea-room

The tea-room at Antony

When you visit why not relax in our attractive tea-room and enjoy a light lunch or cream tea, with hot drinks and ice cream also available. Choose to sit inside or out or bring your own picnic to eat in the grounds.

The gift shop

The shop at Antony

Before you go don't forget to treat yourself or find that perfect gift in our shop. There's also a range of locally grown plants for sale and book lovers can browse in the second-hand book shop.

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