Opening times for 28 November 2023
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Second hand bookshop - generally open from 10-4, but we may not have volunteer cover some days, so if you particularly want to visit the bookshop please call ahead to check.
Guided tours available on select days. Please call ahead for further information.
The Piggery tea-room offers a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and light lunches. There are children's and vegan options available.
Dogs (on short leads) are welcome everywhere within Godolphin’s garden and outbuildings, including the tea-room. Assistance dogs only inside the house and King's Room. Dogs under close control are also welcome on the wider estate.
Toilets available in the Piggery and listed loos near the orchard. Accessible toilet available in the Piggery.
Uneven terrain with some steep slopes and steps. Accessible parking and drop-off point available. Powered mobility vehicle (Tramper) available to hire. Accessible toilet in Piggery tea-room. Also BSL tours on tablet, easy-read guide, large print guide and visual story available.
Accessible route and/or map
Available in the Piggery tea-room and King's Room.
Located in the Piggery tea-room.
Powered mobility vehicle available
An electric mobility Tramper is available to hire with pre-booking essential via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accessible parking available.
There is ramped access to the orchard and to the courtyard.
Induction loops at till points in welcome hut and Piggery. Induction loop facility also available for guided tours.
The terrain at Godolphin is uneven and sloping in places.
Large print (guide or menu)
British Sign Language Tours on tablet available to hire from the welcome hut.
Level access to food outlet
All terrain wheelchair available to hire from the welcome hut.
In the House when open.
Please note that many SatNavs do not accurately locate Godolphin. We recommend using What3Words and following signs to Godolphin. From Helston take A394 to Sithney Common, turn right onto B3302 to Leedstown, turn left, follow signs. From Hayle B3302 to Leedstown, turn right, follow signs. From West, B3280 through Goldsithney, turn right at Townshend. Please follow signs for the car park. We recommend using What3Words to locate Godolphin: quit.warms.casually
Parking: Up to 1 hour parking is £1.50 per vehicle, up to 2 hours parking is £2.50 per vehicle, and all day parking charge is £5 per vehicle. National Trust members and blue badge holders park for free.
Sat Nav: Please note that many SatNavs do not accurately locate Godolphin. We recommend using What3Words and following signs to Godolphin.
Hayle 5 miles, Camborne 9 miles, Penzance 9.6 miles.
Bus No 39 Helston to Camborne via Sithney, Townshend and Leedstown, Bus No 39A Penzance to Camborne via Leedstown, then Bus No 39 from Townshend
Godolphin is a two pawprint rated place. Take a gentle walk around the garden or head up to Godolphin hill for expansive country views. Find out all you need to know to enjoy your time here with your dog.
We’ve numerous ways we can help make your visit to Godolphin as accessible as possible.
Take a look at the map of Godolphin to help plan your visit.
One of Cornwall’s most important medieval gardens on the national Register of Parks and Gardens as Grade II*-listed.
More than 500 acres of countryside, including sheltered woods, river banks and Godolphin hill, all set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tea-room housed inside the Piggery with original slate stalls. Serving hot and cold drinks and cakes. Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time.
Grade I-listed house begun in the late 1400s with later additions. Family wealth hit by recession in the 19th century, resulting in the ghost of a great house you see today. Open to the public for the first week of every month, from the first Saturday to Thursday (except January).
Grade II-listed farm buildings demonstrating the change at Godolphin from a great house to a tenanted farm.
Mary's Wood incorporates barefoot trail, mud pie kitchen and circular stroll through this recently planted woodland area.
Enjoy a festive visit to Godolphin this Christmas. See the house decorated in its Christmas finery, enjoy Carol singers and have a go at crafting some Christmas decorations.
Godolphin’s garden paths provide a natural space that’s rich in history. Find out how the garden provides a home to the native Cornish bee. Explore the orchard, side garden paddock and King’s Garden.
Take a look at what family-friendly events and activities we have at Godolphin. Get mucky in the mud-pie kitchen, explore nature up-close with the barefoot trail and enjoy the wide open spaces of nature in the gardens.
Discover the countryside and find out how a herd of cows can help butterflies to thrive. Take walks with far reaching views across the Cornish coast and discover local legend in this ancient landscape.
Godolphin House provides a unique place for guests to stay and is open to the public for the first week of every month from the first Saturday to the following Thursday, except January. Find out more about our opening times here.
Get outdoors and get fit at Godolphin. Take part in a Trust10 running trail and discover the countryside estate at the same time. Suitable for 5k and 10k running abilities.
This gentle ramble up to the top of Godolphin Hill will reward you with some of the most impressive views over West Cornwall you can find.
Combining 17th-century luxury with modern décor, this large manor provides a memorable stay.
A sophisticated barn conversion with a timber-frame ceiling and views over Carminowe Creek.
A sophisticated wood cabin peeking through the pine trees, on the edge of Frenchman’s Creek.
A traditional white-washed cottage with a thatched roof and a country rustic interior.
A lakeside hideaway with a country cottage interior and an enclosed garden.
Venture into Godolphin House and discover the rich history within the walls of this once great mining powerhouse. Find out more about those who lived here at lives they lead in what was once Cornwall's largest and finest house.
Discover Godolphin, rich in archaeology and wildlife. Travel back in time as you wander around the 16th-century garden, one of the most important historic gardens in Europe.
Explore the wider estate, boasting Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine. Don’t forget to visit Godolphin Hill on the south-westerly reaches of the estate. Here you can breathe in some of the best views in Cornwall looking out over St Ives Bay to the north and the famous St Michael’s Mount to the south.
Disappear into the tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural, undulating landscape.
Clifftops and fields across Cornwall are set to be transformed into thriving wildflower meadows, thanks to a new three-year conservation project.