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Magnificent late Victorian country house with gardens and wooded estate

Lanhydrock is the perfect 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 kitchens, nurseries and servants' quarters, which offer 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.

This year, for the first time, you'll approach the house just as the Agar-Robartes family did; through the 18th century Double Lodges and along the restored carriage drive.

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 new opportunity.

Experience the heyday of the Agar-Robartes family, who made Lanhydrock their home, and discover how their fortunes changed during the First World War.

Find out more things to see and do on a day here.

Expert advice

There's always something new to learn at Lanhydrock.

You can pick up some clever tips from our gardeners in hands-on sessions this autumn, or forage for fungi around the estate with our rangers.

Four brothers at the front

Lanhydrock’s Tommy Agar-Robartes in military uniform

Lanhydrock’s Tommy Agar-Robartes in military uniform

Four of the five brothers who survived infancy in the Agar-Robartes family fought at the front in the First World War.

We have created a new display of trench maps, war diaries, photographs and other artefacts which belonged to the brothers as part of our commemoration of this conflict. You can see the display in the family museum.

Enjoy the outdoors

Get active on Lanhydrock's beautiful estate.

  • Cycle trails in the woods
  • Riverside strolls
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Weekly park run

Make this your fittest ever autumn.

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Quality assured

Along with 37 other Cornish places we're proud to be a member of the Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions (CATA).  We've passed rigorous and ongoing inspections to join the association.

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