Visiting The National Trust House Lanhydrock
One of the most popular places to visit in the whole of the National Trust portfolio is Lanhydrock House, just outside of Bodmin in Cornwall. I really love to visit this place and never get tired of taking people there to enjoy the house. There are also beautiful grounds to walk in and enjoy the ancient woodland, as well as the more formal gardens. In fact the main reason that the property was accepted by The National Trust was it’s wonderful grounds and setting. The actual building was considered a white elephant.
But what a great acquisition it turned out to be.
The property was given to the National Trust in the 1950’s, but it is now presented as it would have been in it’s Victorian heyday. This was a genius idea, allowing the story of the Robartes family to be told. The story is tragic in places and the house and it’s real life family have been suggested as areal life inspiration for Julian Fellows, Downton Abbey.
I like to walk to the house from Bodmin Parkway railway station. We can do a whole day walking enjoying the house and then onward to English Heritage Restormel Castle. More about that in another article. On these walking tour days I like to visit the little town of Lostwithiel and then catch the train back to Lanhydrock
Contact me for more information about a walking tour. Or I am happy to drive you there and on to explore more places in the local area for a full day tour using the Land Rover.