The Beauty of The National Trust in Cornwall

The National Trust is a British Institution established in 1895 to preserve and protect some of the UK’s most historic buildings and estates. With many National Trust properties open to the general public, there’s a wealth of historic property across Cornwall to visit year round. Whilst retaining the historic aspects of the property it manages and operates, the National Trust appeal continues to reach out to generation after generation with fun activities for all the family.

To make the most of National Trust property in Cornwall, we recommend investing in an annual membership costing just £6 a month for an individual pass or £10.50 a month for a family of 4. This gives you unlimited access to all National Trust Property across the UK where you can start enjoying an energetic stroll across acres of parkland or enjoy a quiet wander around some of the beautiful landscaped gardens so typical of many venues. For those with more energy to burn, many properties now have family cycle trails, suitable for beginners and more experienced bikers. What ever you enjoy, the National Trust is bound to offer something special.

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Here are a collection of our favourites…


The Victorian house and landscaped gardens are open for the public to explore from 11.00 am until 5.30pm daily. Once home to the Agar-Robartes family, it’s a piece of local heritage that firmly reminds us of history and how much the world has changed.

Located on the outskirts of Bodmin, conveniently close to the A30 and A38 road networks, Lanhydrock definitely offers fun for all the family with a wide range of challenging cycle trails, stunning 

Read a full review of our trip to Lanhydrock.

St Michaels Mount

Operated by the National Trust, St Michael’s Mount is the imposing island that you can’t fail to miss when you reach Mounts Bay near Penzance. The miles of golden beaches sweep across the bay and allow access by foot to the Mount from Marazion.

Steeped in history, this spot is popular with locals and tourists throughout the year and you’re bound to be in awe of the amazing local scenery. For refreshments, enjoy a spot of lunch or a cream tea in the Sail Loft before the light trek back to the mainland, before the tide comes in!

Read a full review of our trip to St Michaels mount.


Trelissick is the perfect location for those who enjoy a countryside stroll with the added bonus of some amazing coastal views towards Falmouth. The parkland offers the perfect setting for dog walking, kite flying or just a good old fashioned run in the long grass. 

We highly recommend the anti-clockwise walk from the car park, through the parkland and onto Trelissick beach before completing the loop with a stroll through the woodland trail and the short climb back up to the house.

Read a full review of our trip to Trelissick.

No matter what the weather, National Trust locations in Cornwall offer a multitude of facilities for people of all ages. There’s often different events being held throughout the year at the various venues so it’s well worth visiting the National Trust website regularly to see what’s going on!

There’s no limit on the number of times you may wish to re-visit National Trust locations that you’ve already been to, therefore, we highly recommend purchasing the annual membership to save significantly on entry fees and to start broadening your horizons to the numerous places you can visit across Cornwall!

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