Visiting Trerice: what you need to know

Family group at Trerice

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

We’re pleased to be welcoming visitors back to Trerice. The booking system is no longer in place at Trerice and you’re welcome to visit the house from 10.30am – 4.30pm and garden from 10.30am – 5pm. Last entry is 4pm. Mornings are very popular so we encourage visitors to arrive in the afternoon if possible.

In the winter months the opening hours at Trerice change and we'll be open weekends from 1 November - 5 December and then daily between 11 and 23 December. Trerice will then be closed from 24 December - 25 February reopening for 2022 on Saturday 26 February.

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Arrival and parking

There is free parking in the Trerice car park within 300 yards of the property entrance. The car park is sometimes unmanned, please proceed to reception if this is the case. There are mobility parking spaces at the end closest to the visitor entrance. Please note that the car park will be locked at 5pm daily.

The welcome team have resumed working from the reception building behind a Perspex screen and, if you are a National Trust member, you will need to show your membership cards upon arrival.

We have lockers available for bags or large bulky items to be stored in during your visit to the main house. This helps us minimise damage to the collection and look after the contents of Trerice. 

Staying safe at Trerice

To help keep everyone safe, please follow 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. 

A visitor in the shop at Tyntesfield wearing a mask

Face coverings

Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas. Thank you for supporting us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

What's open?

  • The garden is open.
  • The café has reopened with a limited, reduced menu available. There is indoor and outdoor seating available.
  • The shop and second-hand bookshop have reopened.
  • The toilets are open as normal.
  • Trerice house is open with a one-way system in place, one room remains closed due to its small size.
  • The hayloft, where you can make a brass rubbing of Sir John Arundell, has reopened. Please sanitise the brass rubbing equipment between uses.
  • The mowhay will be open until Sunday 3 October when it will close for the remainder of the year.


What's closed?

  • The morning room in the house remains closed.

Front view of Trerice

The house at Trerice

An Elizabethan manor with rooms that take you on a journey through history.

Exploring the garden

Autumn has arrived in the garden at Trerice with the crunch of freshly fallen leaves underfoot. Wandering through the different sections of the garden the characters of each gradually changes and many of the plantings give a feel of an English garden with roses, borders and fruit, including vegetables in the potager.

This is all contrasted with many natural areas of wildflowers, where birds and wildlife thrive. You’ll discover a grass labyrinth cut into one of these areas so feel free to toss aside your socks and shoes and go exploring barefoot.

We're still working hard to keep our gardens looking their best. But with fewer staff and volunteers to help out, things may look a little different on your visit. Please bear with us as we adjust to these challenging times.

A view of the house and knot garden through apples on the trees.

The garden at Trerice

Learn more about autumn in the small but varied garden at Trerice.

Eating and shopping

Our café and shop have both reopened and will be open daily between 10.30am-4.30pm. In the café the team will be serving a range of hot and cold drinks, hot and cold snacks and light meals and there is indoor and outdoor seating available.

Staying safe 

Our cafés and food outlets continue to prioritise the health and safety of staff, volunteers, suppliers and visitors. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness, we recommend that face coverings are worn in enclosed and crowded areas.

We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Bringing your dog

Due to the small nature of the garden at Trerice only assistance dogs are welcome in the garden and house. There are local dog walks at Holywell and Crantock, near Newquay.



  • Mobility parking in the main car park. Drop-off point.
  • There is an adapted toilet in the courtyard
  • Threre are some steps and steep slopes. There is a map of the accessible route available - please email the team if you'd like more information.

Access for everyone

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can now book a carers ticket at the time of booking, free of charge.

Booking your tickets to visit

How to book

From Monday 5 July the booking system will no longer be in place at Trerice and you're welcome to visit the house from 10.30am–4.30pm and garden from 10.30am–5pm.