Find out how well you know the National Trust

Buckland Abbey

How much do you know about the National Trust in Cornwall and around Plymouth? Here are the answers to our quiz.

  1. Which special place has a kitchen garden built to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark? Trengwainton.
  2. Where can you find a jungle-like valley and beach all in one place? Glendurgan.

  3. What landmark is also the point where the Atlantic currents collide? Cape Cornwall.

  4. Name the place deemed the most fashionable house in Cornwall in the 17th century. Godolphin.

  5. Which National Trust place in Cornwall has its own peninsula? Trelissick.

  6. Where can you a find winter wonderland of 200 festive trees under a constellation of 2000 handmade willow stars? Buckland Abbey.

  7. How many flowers were used in Cotehele’s traditional handmade flower garland, the largest of any created at National Trust places in the country? Less or more than 30,000. Actually over 35,000.

  8. Which special place houses four different types of Chinese wallpaper installed circa 1750 which are undoubtedly beautiful and extremely rare. Saltram House.

  9. What is allegebly the smallest property owned by the National Trust? Hawker's Hut.

  10. Which grand house survived a devasting fire, to be subsequently refashioned in high Victorian style?  Lanhydrock.

  11. Where is often described as a grand house on a Cornish scale? Trerice.

  12. Name the beguiling house and gardens used as a film location by Tim Burton for his blockbuster, Alice in Wonderland. Antony.

  13. Which special place is often known for being the birthplace of modern communication? The Lizard.

  14. How much does each mile of coastline cost the National Trust to care for and maintain? Approximately £3000.

  15. Where will you find the Crowns engine houses clinging to the clifftops? Botallack, West Cornwall, on the Tin Coast.