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 café is offering refreshments, cakes and light lunches with indoor and outdoor seating available. The shop and plant sales are open and as well as the bookshop and the Cornwall Crafts Association. Trelissick house remains closed. You will need to book in advance by 3pm the day before you visit.

From Monday 21 September garden entry is ticketed at reception, all visitors need to book is their car park space. 

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Please book ahead before visiting

To avoid disappointment please book your car park space at Trelissick in advance. If you do not book we cannot guarantee a space. Members can book for free, while non-members can pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday and ​you will need to book by 3pm the day before your visit.

Booking is for car parking only, if you are arriving on foot, bike or bus booking is not required. Garden tickets will be available from visitor reception on the day of your booked visit.

We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Arrival by car 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. 

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.

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


What's open?

  • The countryside is open as normal.
  • The garden is open in full.
  • Our café is serving hot and cold drinks, crisps, confectionary, sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls, cakes and ice-cream, with indoor and outdoor seating available.
  • The shop and plant sales are open. 
  • The Cornwall Crafts Association are open in the gallery.
  • The second-hand bookshop is open.
  • 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. 



There are wheelchair accessible paths through the garden. 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 would advise bringing your own wheelchairs if you depnd on one, but can offer wheelchairs to borrow on a booking basis. Please call 01872 862060 ahead of your visit to make arrangements to use a safe and sanitised wheelchair. We are sorry but we are unable to offer our mobility scooters or buggy service at this time.


We hope that you have a very enjoyable visit. 

Upcoming events

Timed car parking at Trelissick (19 Oct - 25 Oct)

Thu 22 Oct 2020
Book your timed car parking to visit Trelissick.