Lanhydrock, a National Trust Stroll

Last Sunday afternoon I paid a flying visit to Lanhydrock, a National Trust property in Cornwall. Arriving just before 2.30 there wasn’t much time to linger, and after the bluebells, the grounds beckoned.
Down the long drive we go.
Here’s the gatehouse.
First look at the formal gardens, with the chapelย in the background.
Part of the gatehouse door.
It’s raining so I’m going inside the house and I may take you one day, but for now you can see the view through some of the windows.

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After exploring the vast house full of treasures great and small, I resisted the gift shop. Luckily my friend didn’t, so there was fudge to share ๐Ÿ™‚ and this door led to the courtyard.
Where an equally handsome door was firmly closed.

We head around the corner, where a very pristine garden waits.

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Which isn’t really my cup of tea, I prefer a far less structured, wild look, but I can still admire one occasionally. The rain is annoying now, the mizzely kind that while not heavy, get’s you very damp. We walk back through the gatehouse,


wishing for more time to explore the windy paths.


And back up the long drive to where we began, passing the bluebells growing on top of the banks, with late primroses at the bottom.


I’m sharing my Lanhydrock visit with Jo. She’s been travelling Europe for weeks, but I think she’s still walking for Mondays,


29 thoughts on “Lanhydrock, a National Trust Stroll

  1. That gatehouse door is fabulous, isn’t it, Gilly? National Trust properties are so beautifully maintained. We’re lucky to have so many. I did love peering out of that window with you! Thanks, darlin’, for another lovely walk. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. One day, I shall get to Lanhydrock! Hopefully in better weather…. Like Jo, I did admire the gatehouse door ….

  3. oh wow you’ve brought back lots of happy memories. Been years (and years and years) since I have been here, so wonderful and your photographs are lovely. Thanks for a lovely stroll.

    1. Thanks for taking me back and with blue sky! No there wasn’t time and I had to keep my camera under my umbrella, but I’ll have to go back a bit sooner this time. I think my children were about 6and 7 last visit and the only I remember is the kitchen

      1. I remember that lovely long gallery upstairs. With all the bookshelves and writing desk and I think, a Chinese lacquered chest (or I could be thinking or somewhere else completely).

  4. Lanhydrock is my favourite National Trust property in the UK, the house itself is well worth a visit, and as your wonderful photos show, Gilly, the grounds are beautiful too ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. A lovely walk Gilly, and through windows is a good way to get a wider view from above. You do the gatehouse proud, and the view through it along the road. All that and fudge and bluebells too!

  6. Formal or wild, I enjoy accompanying you on your walks. I think the gray weather makes the green and flowers even more lush.

  7. Thank you for taking me around this beautiful place. It looks like some of these buitldings could be in a fairytale. You did a wonderful job of photographing the stunning gardens despite the misty rain.
    Thanks for sharing your Lanhydrock adventure . Have a great week,Gilly.
    Issy ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  8. Love the unique doors where every detail was meant to please. This looks like a fairy tale place. The gardens are unbelievable: trimmed, clean, well-organized. Stunning. โค โค Thanks for this tour and the pictures. Sigh.

  9. What a magnificent garden Gilly, even in the rain. Framing it in the windows is a great idea, it looks as though you could spend a whole day there, but of course you would need better weather.

  10. What a beautiful place – another one to put on my (very long) list of places I want to visit. Your photographs of it are really lovely. I’m so glad that I found your blog through Jo’s Monday Walks. I’m following you now, and I look forward to reading more in the future. Best, Susan

    1. Hi Susan, lovely to meet you, I’m trying to catch up! Your blog is fabulous and I’m following you now at last. We have mutual friends I see -you have good taste ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. It is great to meet you as well! I think our mutual friends may be the reason I discovered your blog in the first place – most of my favorite blogs somehow connect back to Meg and Jo, in particular!

  11. so lovely! enjoyed the details of the gatehouse door, and that slideshow view through the windows made it seem like i was right there, looking through various windows myself. thanks for sharing.

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