Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9RE

Discover Godolphin, rich in archaeology and wildlife. Travel back in time as you wander around the 16th-century garden, one of the most important historic gardens in Europe.

Explore the wider estate, boasting Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine. Don’t forget to visit Godolphin Hill on the south-westerly reaches of the estate. Here you can breathe in some of the best views in Cornwall looking out over St Ives Bay to the north and the famous St Michael’s Mount to the south.

Disappear into the tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural, undulating landscape. Go for a stroll along the river and don’t forget to stop for a refreshing cup of tea and slice of home-made cake in our tea-room.

Open on selected dates, Godolphin House was one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century. You can soak up the atmosphere of peace and antiquity as you explore this romantic home.

Facilities: Limited wheelchair access. Tearoom that is open all year round, dogs welcome on short leads on the grounds and in the tearoom, as well as loose in the wider estate. Toilet facilities in the tearoom and gardens, free parking.

Opening Times: Tearoom, gardens and estate open 363 days a year, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Costs: Admission free for National Trust members, other admissions for house and gardens; Adult: £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.25, family (1 adult) £12.75. Groups (15+) £7.20, child £3.60.

Photo Credits: © Copyright National Trust

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