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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.

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Carne © Mike Hogan & BBC Mammoth Screen

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Carne

Get closer to Poldark

We've put together the top ten facts about West Cornwall's links to Poldark. Find out how you can visit the sites that were involved in filming and learn more about Cornwall's mining heritage.

Dogs welcome

Bueller the Dog walking at Stowe

Dogs are welcome at Godolphin on a short lead in the tearoom and gardens. On the hill and wider estate, they are welcome to run free, so please do bring them along on your visit.

Hill walks

Learn more about the history of the wider estate

Walk with a guide up Godolphin Hill, to learn more about the mining and archaeological importance of the site. Hill walks run Thursdays at 11am and 2pm.

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