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Accessibility at Lanhydrock

A person's legs as they sit comfortably in a tramper mobility vehicle
Our tramper can help you to get around the site | © ©National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Accessibility information to help you plan your visit to Lanhdyrock. Find out about accessible parking, routes, facilities and resources including information on free personal mobility vehicle and wheelchair hire.

Find a copy of Lanhydrock's access statement here.

Arrival and parking

  • Use postcode PL30 4AB (1 Double Lodges) for Sat Nacs or follow brown Lanhydrock signs from the A30 or A38. The main visitor car park is signposted, with a separate entrance for coaches and caravans.
  • The car park area is a shared space – vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will be using it.
  • Parking is free to National Trust members. Non-members pay for either £1.50 an hour or £6 all day.
  • Blue badge holders may park for free in designated parking bays in the main car park. There are 29 designated accessible spaces on the only tarmac surface in the car parks.
  • These spaces are a maximum of 135 metres from the café and toilets and 270 metres from the visitor reception. The paths are hard wearing.
  • There are accessible picnic benches available at main car park.

Moving around the site

Visitor Reception and Gatehouse

  • The main visitor reception is a wooden hexagonal building, 270 metres away from the main car park and 350 metres from the house.
  • An access buggy picks up and drops off from the reception building and drops passengers off at the gatehouse (for house and garden).
  • Level hardened paths lead from the car parks to reception and level flagstones outside the perimeter of the reception building.
  • All doors have manual openings. Staff and volunteers can assist with opening doors if required.
  • Induction loop at all till points.
  • Bench seats are available.
  • The pedestrian hard wearing path slopes down to the house.


See a map of the gardens here.

  • Path surfaces are uneven and are partly accessible throughout the garden. Although the paths are hardened gravel, at times throughout the year there may be loose gravel on the surfaces.
  • The lawns are surrounded with metal edging about 7cm tall but there are various ramps around, which enable visitors in wheelchairs to access the garden.
  • Slopes to the higher garden and top part of the higher garden are not suitable for wheelchairs as the gradient is steep.
  • There are twelve steps to the herbaceous border and then a further two steps. Wheelchair access is via a side path.
  • All steps have handrails.
  • Gates are located at the formal garden and the entrance to the higher garden.
  • Benches and chairs are situated throughout the garden for visitors to use.
  • There are two single-seater powered mobility vehicles. Booking is essential.


See a map of the parkland here.

  • There are 61 car park spaces at Respryn including two accessible spaces. Respryn car park is free to National Trust members. Non-members pay for either £1.50 hour or £6 all day, prices are on our website.
  • Walking routes can be downloaded from the website.
  • A countryside tramper is available to hire for use on the estate. Countryside mobility membership fees apply. For details see: We recommend booking all vehicles in advance on 01208 265950.
  • Some paths are suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. See accessibility statement for map.
  • There are level and uneven paths throughout the estate, with some moderate climbs. Paths can be muddy in winter.
  • Livestock frequently graze throughout the estate. Electric fences are installed during these times, with signposted access points throughout.
  • Seating and benches are situated throughout the estate.
  • There is good phone reception throughout the estate.

Cycle centre

See a map of the cycle trails here.

  • Recumbant trike available to hire at the cycle centre
  • Electric bikes also available to hire.
  • A range of routes available, with varying levels of difficulty.
Visitor exploring the wooded cycle trails at Lanhydrock, Cornwall with long grass either side of the path and trees in the background
Visitor exploring the wooded cycle trails at Lanhydrock, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Moving around the house

  • There are Access Volunteers at Lanhydrock every day who will to assist visitors with any access needs in the house.
  • Rucksacks, large bags, prams, umbrellas and wet coats are required to be left in the designated bag drop, signposted on the right on approach to the house.
  • A passenger lift is available for use by visitors with limited mobility between the ground floor and first floor only.
  • There is a variety of flooring throughout the property: carpet, wood and stone.
  • Photo albums are available and tactile route guides, large print, braille and sensory guides are available from the front door.
  • Light levels in the house are kept low to maintain the atmosphere and protect the collection.
  • There are numerous seats in the house for visitors to rest on.
  • There is a dedicated quiet room (located on the first floor near the Nursery) as well as several quiet areas.
  • For those wishing to visit at quieter times, the house is usually quieter later in the afternoon and outside of school holidays.
  • Some types of powered wheelchairs or powered mobility vehicles are allowed inside the house. Please speak to a member of the team beforehand for advice.
  • A maximum of six wheelchair users are allowed in the house at any one time, with only two allowed on the first floor. This is due to fire regulations.


▪ Accessible toilets (including with baby change); Changing Places facility; wheelchair and buggy-friendly seating; seating with arm rests; large-handled cutlery and crockery; straws; induction loops; table or counter heights; circulation space; ground surfaces; accessible playground features and opportunities for inclusive play.


  • There are toilets next to the cycle hub adjacent to the main visitor car park, including one unisex WC for left-hand transfer wheelchair access and one ambulatory accessible toilet (grab rails in cubicle) in the ladies’ WC. There are no adult changing facilities but baby changing facilities are available here.
  • There are also WCs in the courtyard adjacent to the mansion including one unisex WC for left-hand transfer wheelchair access and one female right-hand transfer wheelchair access. Baby changing facilities are in a separate building opposite the courtyard toilets.
  • All toilets have automatic hand driers, non-slip flooring and automatic lighting.
  • There are no public toilets within the house.

Family friendly

  • Baby change available at near the cycle hub and in the courtyard near the house.

  • Sensory bags available in the house (containing noise-cancelling headphones, emotion cards and sensory toys)

  • Buggy park available in the bag drop at the house.

  • Wheel friendy route for buggies inside the gardens.

  • Children's menus available in the cafes.

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