Open doors to Cornish history and heritage

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Guests at our Hustyns resort can this week celebrate some of the county’s amazing architecture, heritage and culture for free. The Heritage Open Days Scheme annually offers access to properties that are either closed to the public or charge admission fees.

For four days in September –from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th – there’s the chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and discover more about Cornwall’s history. Churches, museums, ancient tin mines and maritime fortifications will be opening their doors.

The list includes Lanhydrock Estate, near Bodmin. This is one of the most complete Victorian family homes in the UK, with gorgeous gardens and peaceful estate river walks. The estate will be open on Saturday September 8th from 10 till 5.

A little further away but well worth the effort and still an easy drive is the National Trust’s Trengwainton Gardens, Madron, near Penzance. The 25 acre site bursts with exotic trees and shrubs; wander through magnificent magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias, explore winding, wooded paths and picnic by the stream. The gardens are open on Sunday 9th from 10.30 till 5.

To find out what’s on offer visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk
 

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