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National Trust in Cornwall – TBT Look Back

We’ve visited many of the National Trust sites in Cornwall, and I thought I was long overdue for a post sharing them all in a comprehensive list! So here’s a Throwback Thursday look back at some of the places we’ve been!

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Here is a list of all the sites that can be found in Cornwall, with links to my posts if I’ve visited. I will update with any more links when I get to them!

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A Day Out To – Lanhydrock Gardens

I’m so glad we’re getting back to going out once or twice a month again; we’ve visited Trelissick already, and now it’s time for Lanhydrock Gardens. It’s a little more complicated with booking in advance, so a there’s not as much chance to be impulsive.

You can find out more about booking visiting times for the National Trust here.

But with the amazing weather we’re having at the moment; it’s so nice to get out, and enjoy some of our favourite places in the sunshine!

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Of course the National Trust houses aren’t open yet; which is understandable, but it’s a rare treat to be able to get out and enjoy Lanhydrock’s beautiful gardens; which, if you’re eagle eyed when it comes to past posts, our visits usually get a bit rainy! (This is purely coincidental! We just have bad luck visiting when it comes to the weather!) The gardens are beautiful, and there is so much to see.

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A Day Out To – Trelissick Gardens

Finally we are able to get out and about again! So we’re heading not too far from home this week, to one of our favourite nearby National Trust sites, Trelissick Gardens.

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Now I’m back to work facing the general public again, so, it meant we’ve decided to make the occasional booking for a day out again. At least here, a few places are open, in some capacity, with timed arrivals spots available for booking around a day or two in advance.

Of course this is a difficult time, but we really enjoy our wanders around local National Trust properties and gardens, and have missed them so much over the lockdown, so for our first wander (aside from the local park) we booked to visit Trelissick.

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A Day Out To – The South West Coast Path

The rules have changed and we can finally head out in the car again, so we’re driving for a walk along a section of the South West Coast Path!

Written during Lockdown May 2020

Deciding to go a little further away, to make a change from the local park, and a wander to the supermarket, we drove to nearby Perranporth for a much needed dose of sea air!

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We headed out to enjoy the glorious sunshine, choosing to stay away from the beach, and heading to the cliff path.

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A Day Out To Sunny St Ives

So, we had one of those rare moments recently in which we were both not working at the same time! So we decided to make the most of it, and drive down to St Ives for the day. It was a beautifully sunny day (if a little cold, I think we might have been in double figures for a short while but it was around 8°c)

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We didn’t have much of a plan, and while it wasn’t a busy day we parked in the car park at the top of the hill, though recommend parking and catching the train from St Erth, as this is FAR easier in busier months, and then you get to enjoy the views from the train on your short journey into St Ives! St Ives March 24th (21)When we had made our way down the very steep and long hill (another reason to get the train!) we had a relaxed wander through the town, checking out some of the shops, like Cath Kidston and the Whistlefish gallery, before heading down to the coast!

It was such a gorgeous day, and we loved seeing the Turnstones, which were so cute!

It was so nice just to be out for the day, and have a relaxed walk around taking photos, and generally enjoying the atmosphere, before things get too busy.

Of course, when you’re by the coast, what better to do, than stop for some fish and chips for lunch – and of course that’s just what we did! St Ives March 24th (11)We popped into Coast to Go, and had a fab chat about movies with the guy working there, before sitting down (inside to avoid the seagulls) and enjoying a LOVELY meal of fish and chips, which were really reasonably priced too! St Ives March 24th (12)

We had a really nice walk all the way down the coast, stopping off to take some photos of the Tate St Ives, which we want to visit at some point, though neither of us fancied it at the time. It’s a stunning building though, and has had a revamp in the last couple of years too! 

One of my favourite things, was walking out on the harbour to see this cute lighthouse and take some photos

It was such a great day, and it was wonderful to just slow down and have a wander with no agenda! There are so many little towns and villages like this in Cornwall, and it really does make me feel so lucky to have places like this so close to home!

Do you have any favourite places where you live?

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A Day Out To the Lost Gardens of Heligan – Has Spring Finally Sprung?

This time last year, we were facing the Beast From the East, and hiding away from the cold and snow.

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Around this time last year we made this guy! Using up all the snow in the garden!

In comparison this last weekend has been beautiful, with sunny skies and temperatures bordering on (dare I say it?) warm!

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A Day Out To: NT Antony House – A Doorway to Wonderland

Of all our National Trust visits, it seems fitting that one of our final properties to visit in 2018 was one that had been on my list for a very long time.

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Antony House in Torpoint is an 18th Century mansion, now owned by the National Trust, it is still home to the family that have owned the estate since the 16th Century.

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A Day Out To: NT Trerice

A whole new month has begun, and of course we’ve been busy visiting!

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At the end of September, we had to get in a few visits so I will still have monthly content for you as many places close for renovations and refurbishment over the winter months. Also our National Trust membership runs out in January so we wanted to see as much as possible. It’s been AMAZING to explore so many places!

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A Day Out To Trelissick: Revisiting For A Summer Walk

We were having a relaxing Sunday recently, when we decided to go and have a wander around Trelissick again.

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The joy of it being quite close by means we can just get in the car and be there a few minutes later! It’s definitely something that before we had membership this year, we were completely unaware of!

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A Day Out To Find The Lost Gardens of Heligan

At the beginning of this month, we visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan, as it’s a nice place to have a wander around in nature!

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Located just outside of Mevagissey, Heligan’s gardens were once truly lost, and over the last 25 years or so have been uncovered and carefully restored and finished into a great place to visit for all the family!

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