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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Address: Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
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+44 1726 845100
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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On the way back to London

Certainly a well hidden garden. Without satnav you'd never find it, as there don't appear to be any road signs. But well worth the detour from our trip from Falmouth to London to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Certainly a well hidden garden. Without satnav you'd never find it, as there don't appear to be any road signs. But well worth the detour from our trip from Falmouth to London to visit this lost gem. Such an interesting history and amazing how they found all this hidden work so unique and unlike the usual gardens.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here during half term. The gardens were amazing. The staff were great. Lots of activities for the kids. And ..... the sun was out ! what more can you ask for ?

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Thank Greg P
St Austell, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Heligan. It's great on both a rainy and sunny day. It has changed slightly since they started their locals pass, but we think it's great that it's more accessible to other families locally.

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Thank mrshg88
Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the gardens as a group of adults and children and we all found something for everyone. The trail is very well laid out with activities and sights along the way. This not only encourages he troops to carry on but thoroughly entertains them also for the way. Fabulous day out with an extra treat of meeting Owls and... More 

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Thank Clare F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful place to escape to . Hidden gems around every corner , with a different perspective for each season. Look out for the free entrance pass for locals, well worth having. The swing bridge is an experience ! But well worth trying. Something for everyone here. Also look out for the miracle theatre productions in the summer, a great... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A well kept garden that was open and well kept in January. Well worth the walk to explore it all. Recommended!

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Thank Robin B
St Austell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A gorgeous place to go especially if you have an interest in plant life. Acres to roam in the natural beauty of this huge garden full of flore and fauna.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly an interesting and awe inspiring place to visit, half term obviously full of children and all very excited but when we visited the hide, the noise was just too much and the guy who was meant to be advising was making even more noise by talking loudly about everything birds, parents please note bird hides =QUIET how will they... More 

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Thank MichaelCTraveller
St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As new locals we have been determined to visit all of the wonderful attractions. Heligan was not a disappointment. We now have a locals pass and will enjoy visiting on a regular basis. Such lovely walks through beautiful countryside. So peaceful and the dog loves it too, We always end with either tea and cake or lunch and have never... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great tour around the gardens on a great sunny cornish day, There is so much to see that you could spend all day there. A nice little cafe for lunch as well.

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