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A magnificent late Victorian country house with gardens and wooded estate


Long Gallery
Gardens & Estate
Parish Church

The front of Lanhydrock House
Photo Olaf Tausch
Nor far from the town of Bodmin is the national trust owned Lanhydrock Country House and Estate. This magnificent 17th century mansion set in the Fowey valley is one of England's finest country houses.
This Jacobean mansion suffered a disastrous fire in 1881, destroying large parts of the building, which was rebuilt to match the surviving part. It contains a warren of 50 visitable rooms which offer a glimpse of life in a stately mansion in Victorian times. The Long Gallery, occupying the mansions entire first floor north wing, survived the fire and is the mansions piece de resistance, famed for its amazing plaster ceiling which illustrates stories from the old testament.

The Long Gallery
Photo WJournalist
The mansion is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens and an extensive wooded estate. Contained within the grounds are a magnificent 17th century gatehouse and Lanhydrock parish church, dedicated to St Hydrock, with parts dating back to the late 15th century.

The Gatehouse
Photo Olaf Tausch

The Church and Gardens
Photo Wigulf
Visitor Information
Lanhydrock (NT) is open daily, 10am to 6pm (house closed Mondays). Entry costs around £12 for adults, £6 children (less for just the gardens). Lanhydrock, Bodmin, PL30 5AD. Tel: 01208 265950

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