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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.

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.

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 your day out.

What's new in the house?

In the gallery there's a new book exhibition revealing our connection to Henry VIII, and there are fast facts on display with information about the quirky items in our collection. On Mondays you'll see our conservation team in action, deep-cleaning and answering all your questions about how we care for Lanhydrock and its contents.

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Summer fun

Make the most of the long summer days at Lanhydrock. With free tours of the gardens, weekly parkruns, and lots of space for families to run about, climb trees, fly kites, ride bikes and run riot, you'll never be short of something to do.

Take a break

After visiting the house, gardens and estate, or riding on the cycle trails, relax with a hot cuppa and slice of cake in one of our cafes. Our shops and plant centre are open too for retail therapy.

We need you

We're looking for more volunteers for the house and grounds, as room guides, costumed interpreters and meeters and greeters. If you'd like to get involved then contact Rory Port or call 01208 265950.