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An ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden and historic house
Discover Godolphin, rich in archaeology and wildlife. Travel back in time as you wander around the 16th-century garden, one of the most important historic gardens in Europe.
Explore the wider estate, boasting Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine. Don’t forget to visit Godolphin Hill on the south-westerly reaches of the estate. Here you can breathe in some of the best views in Cornwall looking out over St Ives Bay to the north and the famous St Michael’s Mount to the south.
Disappear into the tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural, undulating landscape. Go for a stroll along the river and don’t forget to stop for a refreshing cup of tea and slice of home-made cake in our tea-room.
Open on selected dates, Godolphin House was one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century. You can soak up the atmosphere of peace and antiquity as you explore this romantic home.
Join us at Godolphin for our celebration of the Great British Walk. We've got a whole programme of guided walks for you to join in with, free with normal admission. Do you fancy learning a bit more about copper or tin mining at Godolphin? What the site was like in Tudor times? Or perhaps you'd like to join the Great Godolphin Walk? There's something for everyone this autumn so check out the programme of walks here.