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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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

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Found the lovely Gardens!

We were staying 2 miles away and had a morning off (without transport), so decided to walk to the gardens. Knowing that they recommend several days to see everything, we thought... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This really is a beautiful place to visit and you could easily spend the whole day there and not see it all, stunning scenery, beautiful long walks and beautiful plants but it's not cheap to get in!

Thank Mark B
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying 2 miles away and had a morning off (without transport), so decided to walk to the gardens. Knowing that they recommend several days to see everything, we thought we'd maybe not pay for the admission but instead just go into the cafe for lunch, look round the shop, then walk back. But once we arrived, the glorious... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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497 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in November the gardens have a lot to offer. Plenty of flowers still in bloom and the plants are varied and exotic. The rare breeds animals are great to watch and the hides are a bonus. After the garden there is the Jungle which is a good walk round with plenty to occupy both adults and kids.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely find. Didn't expect the gardens to be so extensive, but lots to see around every corner. You can get easily lost without a map and some areas are steep, but easy access routes are available.

Thank Mark B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a sunny day, which really added to an already wonderful setting of an amazing restored garden. Lots to walk around and see. Even pineapples being grown! Tropical feel to the deep valley. Visitor facilities excellent. A lovely farm shop adjacent. In many ways a more remarkable undertaking than the Eden Project. We had joint tickets so were able... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At this time of year the woodland walks are more of a draw than the gardens themselves. It was expensive for what was there, maybe a concessionary rate for the winter months could be considered

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd nagged my husband about going here for nearly a year. Even though it is a lovely place to visit, it is not worth the £13 each entrance fee. My husband said he could have gone for a walk in woods for free

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an enchanted visit! Even though I've watched the programs and read the books there was so much more there than I anticipated. So well laid out and with really good disabled access too. Easily spent the day there with well thought out facilities and plenty of interest. Lots of variety and something for everyone. Can't believe I actually crossed... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first read about Heligan when it was first discovered. The history and circumstances of it's decline piqued my interest so it' s been on my list of places to visit ever since and I was not disappointed. The house is now private but the gardens have been resored to their former glory and is now something you would usually... More 

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Heligan G, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and for letting us know about your experience of the gardens. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely time and we very much look forward to welcoming you back throughout the seasons. More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan in October 2016 and it was a lovely way to spend a few hours bimbling around the country!

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