St Michaels Mount with young boy in sea

Castles & Historic Houses

Visit the finest historic houses, castles and stately homes in South West Cornwall including Lanhydrock and the iconic St Michael's Mount.

St Michael's Mount

Castle

St Michael's Mount rises majestically out of the ocean at St Mount’s Bay and is arguably one of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks. Now part of the National Trust, the Mount is a great day out for all of the family with spectacular gardens, a picturesque harbour and stunning views across the bay to Land’s End.

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Trerice

Historic House

An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries, thanks to long periods under absentee owners. Sink gently into the past and immerse yourself in Elizabethan Cornwall.

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Pendennis Castle

Castle

Discover 450 years of fascinating history at Cornwall’s greatest fortress, Pendennis Castle. Built by Henry VIII to defend the country from foreign invasion, Pendennis was frequently adapted over the years to provide new coastal defences, up to and including the Second World War. Now step back in time and uncover the wartime secrets of this majestic landmark – a great day out for the all the family.

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Lanhydrock

Historic House

Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victoria country house set within 900 acres of woods and parkland running down to the beautiful Fowey river. After a devastating fire in 1881, the house was refurbished in high-Victoria style and offers a fascinating glimpse into the everyday life of a grand Victorian country house. Experience the heyday of the Agar-Robartes family, who made Lanhydrock their home and discover how their fortunes changed during the First World War.

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