Visiting Trelissick: what you need to know before you come

Aerial view of Trelissick, Cornwall

Trelissick is now open for you to enjoy the garden and wider countryside. The cafe is offering refreshments, cakes and light lunches with outdoor seating available. The shop and plant sales are open and the bookshop is open Thursdays to Mondays. The rest of Trelissick remains closed. You will need to book in advance by 3pm the day before you visit.

In line with government guidelines you'll be required to wear a face covering in our shop, bookshop and café from 24 July. Please bring one with you.

Please book ahead before visiting

You will need to book online or by calling 0344 249 1895 in advance of your arrival to Trelissick. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday and ​you will need to book by 3pm the day before your visit. Please note we’ll be turning people away ​who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Arrival and parking

Access to Trelissick is via the Parkland driveway instead of our usual entrance, please follow the signs. If travelling across the ferry please drive past the usual entrance for 600mtrs and turn left onto Parkland drive just after the lodge. Please keep speed below 10mph and be aware of foot traffic in the parkland.

Once you reach the car park a member of team will greet you. Please have your ticket ready and state the name used to book. They will then direct you to available spaces for you to park in. 

In order to maintain social distancing, please arrive within your timeslot. Sadly, if you're more than 10 minutes late, we won’t be able to guarantee you entry. Your entry will be at the discretion of the property staff and will be based on visitor numbers and the ability to maintain social distancing.

Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight. At this time we’re unable to welcome caravans and coaches.

The car park is locked at 5.15pm so please leave the property by then. Until this time you are free to enjoy Trelissick for as long as you like. 

Arriving by passenger ferry?

From Monday 13 July Enterprise Boats passenger ferries will depart from Falmouth four times a day (excluding Saturdays) to call at St Mawes and Trelissick on a round trip.


FALMOUTH     10:00   12:00   14:15   16:00

St Mawes         10:30   12:30       ~         ~       

Trelissick         11:15   13:15   15:00   16:45

St Mawes             ~          ~          ~       17:30

FALMOUTH      12:00   14:00   15:45   18:00

Booking your visit is still essential if arriving by ferry; follow the links to book on this page to do so. Visit the Fal River website to find out more about ferry tickets. You will need to have both a ferry ticket and have booked your visit to Trelissick to be guaranteed admission at our ferry entrance.


Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.


What's open?

  • The countryside is open as normal.
  • The garden is partially open with a one-way system in place to ensure social distancing. 
  • Our cafe is serving hot and cold drinks, crisps, confectionary, sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls, cakes and ice-cream to takeaway.
  • The shop and plant sales are open. 
  • The Cornwall Crafts Association are open in the gallery.
  • The second-hand bookshop is open 5 days a week from Thursdays to Mondays (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from 11am to 3pm.
  • The toilets are open as normal and are sanitised regularly through the day.


What's closed?

The house remains closed for now.


Bringing a dog?

Dogs are welcome in the countryside; we do ask that you keep your four-legged friend on a lead at all times. No dogs in the garden except assistance dogs. 



The garden route follows hard-standing and gravel paths which are wheelchair and pushchair friendly. There is one section unsuitable for wheelchairs and an alternative route is signposted to avoid this. Please also follow this route for a shorter walk around the one-way system.

Please check with staff on arrival if you have any concerns. There is plenty of seating along the route to offer you a place to rest along the way.

We are sorry but we are unable to offer our mobility scooters or buggy service at this time.

Map of Trelissick garden with one-way system in place to ensure social distancing

Take a look at the map

Use this map to familiarise yourself with the one-way route at Trelissick before you visit.

We hope you have a very enjoyable visit. 


Book your visit

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Trelissick (10 August - 16 August)

Mon 10 Aug 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Trelissick.