Rainy days at Trerice

Rain drops on a rose at Trerice

The Cornish weather can never be predicted but a visit to Trerice shouldn’t be put off because of the rain. Here’s what you can do on a wet and windy day just outside Newquay.

Visit the house

A wander through the sixteenth-century manor is a must at Trerice and wet weather makes the house even more atmospheric. Find out more about the history of Trerice from Tudor beginnings, through nineteenth century neglect to the rebuild of the north wing in the fifties. 

Brass rubbings, costumes and games

In the house play traditional games like nine men’s morris and game of the goose in the great chamber (also available to buy in the shop). Make brass rubbings of the Arundell family and dress up like our Tudor founders with our small collection of permanent costumes - both in the hayloft.

Your new favourite book is waiting to be found
An open book in the Trerice second-hand bookshop
Your new favourite book is waiting to be found

Second-hand bookshop 

Sometimes on a wet day all you need is a good book and a cup of tea. Our second-hand bookshop has a wide-range of fiction and non-fiction to peruse, the proceeds of which all go to supporting conservation work at Trerice. The barn restaurant is well stocked in coffee, tea, cake and scones to indulge in, including our famous lemon meringue pie.