Gardens and historic buildings
Set in an impressive estate on its own peninsula, the imposing Trelissick house, built in 1755, boasts panoramic views across the Fal Estuary. Owned by the National trust, visitors can experience the beauty of this magical setting. The stunning grounds and gardens, which include woodland walks, formal lawns and exotic plants, are open throughout the year, while the house is open seasonally.
St Mawes Castle
Built in the 1540’s, St Mawes Castle is one of the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, built to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain. Part of the English Heritage collection, visitors today can step back in time to learn how the castle defended this area of Cornwall.
Also owned by the English Heritage, and sister castle to St Mawes Castle, Pendennis Castle is another fine example of a seaside fortress. Brought to life with events throughout the year, visitors have the chance to travel back to Tudor Cornwall and discover the history of this iconic fortress.
Located on the Roseland Peninsula, Lamorran Gardens is a subtropical paradise, inspired by the owners' adventures to Italy. Thanks to the balmy microclimate along this stretch of Cornwall, exotic plants thrive amid the tranquillity of this special place.