The Eden Project, a short journey from the Malt House
Whether you are a green fingered gardener, a family with active kids or an eco warrior you’ll find something to appeal at Eden. From stunning horticultural displays to den building, climate conferences to amazing architecture, Eden offers a fantastic experience and something to get you thinking. For more information, visit the Eden Project website.
Built in the late 18th century, Jamaica Inn was a coaching Inn a bit like our modern day service station. Weary travellers using the turnpike between Launceston and Bodmin would stay at the Inn having crossed the wild and treacherous moor. Some of the travellers were a little less respectable than most and used the Inn to hide away the contraband that had been smuggled ashore.
You can relive the smugglers experience at Jamaica Inn. The Inn has one of the finest and extensive collections of smuggling artifacts in the UK.
Jamaica Inn is only a short drive from The Old Malt House. For those wishing to indulge in Cornish legend, a visit to the historic Inn that inspired Daphne Du Maurie’s novel of the same name, may well be one of those must places to visit.
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This classically beautiful house is a beguiling mixture of formal and informal. Still the Carew Pole’s family home, it contains fine paintings, furniture and textiles. Extensive grounds bordering the Lynher estuary include a woodland garden, yew topiary and modern sculptures.
Antony was used as the film set for Disney’s Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton in cinemas this year.
- For this year only, discover the Alice in Wonderland experience at Antony.
- Enjoy the exhibition and amazing dreams – installations in the garden.
- Join in one of the Mad Hatters tea parties.
Carnglaze CavernsCarnglaze consists of three underground caverns set in 6.5 acres of wooded hillside of the Loveny Valley at St Neot, near Liskeard and Looe.
You will be taken on a guided tour, which will last for about 45 minutes, through the three caverns of cathedral proportions, hand created by local slate miners. Within the complex is the famous subterranean lake with it’s crystal clear blue/green water. During the tour you will go about 150m into the hillside and 60m below ground. For more information click here
The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years is one of the mysterious estates in England. The Lost Gardens of Heligan offers its visitors almost 200 hundred glorious acres to explore, all year round. The Gardens are enveloped by the stunning countryside of the south Cornish Coast and enjoy tantalising views both South and East on clear days. Grazed pastures extend towards a steep and wooded valley, were streams drain into lakes and leats and onward towards the sea.
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Plenty to see and do
Lanhydrock is the perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home.
After a devastating fire in 1881 the Jacobean house was refurbished in high-Victorian style, with the best in country house design and planning and the latest mod-cons.
Discover two sides of Victorian life: from the kitchens, nurseries and servants’ quarters, which offer a thrilling glimpse into life ‘below stairs’, to the luxurious family areas, elegant dining room and spacious bedrooms which reveal the comforts of ‘upstairs’ living.
Make sure you take a stroll around the extensive gardens and enjoy their year-round colour. The estate is well worth exploring too, with ancient woodlands and tranquil riverside paths.
Experience the heyday of the Agar-Robartes family, who made Lanhydrock their home, and discover how their fortunes changed during the First World War.
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Looe is situated on both sides of the River Looe. East Looe includes the harbour and the main shopping centre. West Looe is quieter but also has shops, restaurants and hotels. They are joined by a seven arched bridge, built in 1853. This replaced a much earlier bridge from the 15th century and there are still buildings of this period in the town. For more information click here.
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We offer sessions in kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding around Looe, plus much more in and around Cornwall and Devon.
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