Lazy days at Lanhydrock

Family visiting Lanhydrock

Summer is a magical time at Lanhydrock.

Morning walks
Enjoy a morning walk for a sense of stillness and to hear the birds chattering away. As the trees begin to become full of leaves, they hide the landscape waiting to purposely surprise you as you walk down a winding path to a sudden break in the branches to lead your eye to a far off distant view.
 
Download this map and bring it with you to find the perfect spots for lazy days and summer strolls. 
 
Bring a picnic
Pick a quiet spot to lay down the rug. Bring your hamper and enjoy a traditional picnic in the gardens. What's more, you can add to your feast by dropping into the cafe to pick up home-made goodies and bottles of sparkling drinks. We hope you enjoy the tranquil moments to be had on lazy days, all we ask is you take any rubbish home with you.
 
Admire the view
Walk a few minutes and to your delight you’re at that view that seemed so distant only a while ago. Stay late in the afternoon and wander off the beaten track to areas you may have missed before, to see the sun dappling shadows over the formal gardens creating a particularly special place to admire the view. Lanhydrock is a place of picture-perfect views.
 
Try a midweek visit
We know some of you like a more peaceful visit. We’re busiest at weekends, so if you’re looking for a quieter day out, why not visit during the week if you can? We also host a variety of guided estate and garden walks and have introductory talks outside the house, check out our events information.
 
50 things
Let your imagination run wild and have a 50 things adventure at Lanhydrock – from going on a bike ride following the off road cycle trails to playing pooh sticks down at Respryn, there’s plenty more to see and do, you can even tick off No. 22 from the 50 things activities; explore inside a tree. There’s tunnels, bridges and steps to explore so let your imagination run wild – what game will you invent? 
 
Our cast of characters
You can find out all about the people who lived and worked at Victorian Lanhydrock through their portraits, photographs, letters and possessions. Look out for the new frames filled with stories of the family and their servants and see how you 'measure up' to family members by standing next to their life-size figures around the house. Can you guess why Thomas Charles was known as 'Little Lordy'?
 
For a reminder of the summer memories created at Lanhydrock why not call into our welcoming gift shop, based in the old music room. We're the biggest Trust shop in the south-west so have a huge variety of items for you to choose from.
 
Make the most of your membership this Summer
Did you know that by becoming a National Trust member you support our important conservation work? By popping in to reception this summer and joining by Direct Debit you’ll support the work we do.  Your membership gives you access to Lanhydrock’s car park, garden and house for a year as well as free entry and car parking at our other properties and countryside locations too. Terms and conditions apply. 
 
Enjoy your summer