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National Trust Trelissick House and Gardens

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Home to the Copeland family up until 2012, the original house dates back to the 1750s and is now open to the public. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the coastal views from the south facing rooms overlooking the Carrick Roads, south towards Mylor and Falmouth, with refreshments available to purchase from the Kitchen Café. There are more than 30 acres of elevated garden to explore with twisting paths and summer houses. Dotted along the way are important collections of hydrangeas, rhododendrons and camellias.

  • The grounds are open 7 days a week, with the house open on weekends only until April. Thereafter the house will be open daily until November. Click here for the website for garden, house, café, shop & second hand book shop & gallery opening times.
  • Toilet facilities available during opening hours.
  • Dogs on leads welcome in the parkland and under effective control on the woodland walks. Assistance dogs only in the garden.
  • Admission is free to National Trust members. For prices click here.
  • Parking £5 for cars or FREE with a valid National Trust membership card. Membership cards need to be scanned at the car park machines.

Facilities & Access 

  • Gift shop
  • Secondhand bookshop
  • Cafe serving local produce – light refreshments, hot lunches and cream teas
  • Art gallery – Cornwall Crafts Association
  • Dogs are welcome on the estate and woodland walks, assistance dogs only in the garden.
  • Blue Badge Car parking spaces available
  • Bus service 493 stops at Trelissick
  • Toilet facilities including mobility and baby change facilities
  • Garden is mostly accessible, route available from the garden entrance
  • One single seater powered mobility vehicle. Free to use, booking essential. Contact 01872 862090
  • Three manual wheelchairs free to use.
  • Picnic areas in the gardens
  • Baby bottle warming available in the cafe.
  • Trails available for children during school holidays.
  • Function rooms available for hire

A great way to arrive at Trelissick is by Enterprise Boats from Falmouth via St Mawes (April – October).

Trelissick often have events you can find them listed here.

Useful to know:

  • Opening Times - Garden: 10.00 - 16.30
  • Opening Times - House and Kitchen Café: Open during February Half-term between 11.00 & 16.00, then open for the season from Saturday 1st April
  • Opening Times - Car Park, Parkland and Woodland Walk: Dawn to Dusk
  • Opening Times - Crofters Café: 10.00 - 16.30
  • Opening Times - Shop: 10.00 - 16.30
  • Opening Times - Second-hand bookshop: 10.00 - 16.00
  • Opening Times - Cornwall Crafts Association: 10.00 - 16.30
  • Opening Times - Ferry Entrance closed during the winter

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