National Trust places in Cornwall
The National Trust have a huge presence in Cornwall. The county is strewn with castles and stately homes, many with flourishing gardens. There are also many beautiful and protected areas of coastline that include beam engines and mines.
National Trust Gardens and Houses
Elizabethan Manor House and gardens with a bowling green. Also offering Tudor banquets. Tea room and gift shop.
Newquay, north coast. TR8 4PG.
Compare life upstairs and down at this Victorian country house and estate, with beautiful gardens throughout the seasons. Cycle trails and riverside walks through the woodlands. Restaurant, tea room, cycle hire, gift shop, book shop, and plant centre.
Bodmin, north coast. PL30 4AB.
Discover 30 acres of elevated gardens overlooking the Fal River, or take a longer walk through the woodlands and coastal walks. Art gallery, café and shop. House open during the summer.
Truro, south coast. TR3 6QL.
Sub-tropical garden spanning three valleys, close to the Helford River. Wander through the laurel maze or down to the coast at Durgan.
Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth, south coast. TR11 5JZ.
Explore 25 acres of gardens, including woodland paths and a kitchen garden. Dogs on leads are welcome in gardens and tea room.
Penzance, south west coast. TR20 8RZ.
Medieval gardens and historic house, which was one of the most important in Europe in its heyday. Remains of the Godolphin family mine and tea rooms.
Helston, south coast. TR13 9RE.
Cotehele Mill and Cotehele
Working mill, shop and restaurant, with a Tudor house estate, complete with a valley garden on the River Tamar. Visit the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family, and wander down to Cotehele Quay for a cream tea and take a look at the family sailing barge. Take a walk through the Morden Valley to the mill, where you might catch some authentic flour making.
Near Saltash, Cornwall, south east coast. PL12 6TA.
The location for Tim Burton’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and one of the finest Queen Anne houses in the West Country. Step back in time to the era of the Civil War, now home to the Carew Pole family. Art, gardens and sculptures.
Torpoint, south east coast. PL11 2QA.
Explore Cornwall’s mining heritage with The National Trust
Levant Mine and Beam Engine
The only Cornish beam engine still in its original mine shaft.
Nr St Just, south west coast. TR19 7SX.
East Pool Mine
Get to the heart of Cornish mining with one of the last surviving Cornish mine engines.
Nr Redruth, north west coast. TR15 3ED.
National Trust Castles
St Michael’s Mount
Walk the causeway or take a boat and visit the iconic castle and church on an island, home to the St Aubyn family. Discover legends of the Cornish Giants and Jack the Giant Killer. View the sub-tropical gardens or take a tour of the living island.
Marazion, south west coast. TR17 OHS.
Picture postcard natural harbour and village with an Elizabethan Quay, where you’ll find shops and tea rooms. Surrounded by coastal walks and land owned by The National Trust.
Boscastle, north coast. PL35 0HD.
Other National Trust Properties
Tintagel Old Post Office
Take a look at a Victorian post office set in a medieval building.
Nearby Tintagel Castle is an English Heritage property, and reputedly the birth place of King Arthur.
Tintagel, north coast. PL34 0DB.
National Trust Walks
Much of the South West Coast Path covers areas owned and managed by The National Trust.
If you are a member, just remember to display your National Trust car badge when parking.
For more details on the walks, visit our Walking in Cornwall page.