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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.
Shift your winter blues on Lanhydrock's beautiful estate.
- Cycle trails in the woods
- Riverside strolls
- Wildlife spotting
- Weekly park run
Lift your spirits and feel fitter this spring.
Four brothers at the front
Four of the five brothers who survived infancy in the Agar-Robartes family fought at the front in the First World War.
As part of our commemoration of the centenary of this conflict we have brought never-before-seen artefacts which belonged to the brothers from our store and put them in a new display in the museum. You can see trench maps, photographs, war diaries and more and find out about the brothers' contributions to the war effort.