Overlooking Redruth and Camborne and reaching a very high 738 feet above sea level. From most high grounds Carn Brea can be seen all over Cornwall, and the monument is unmissable – a 90-foot high granite obelisk.
It is thought that Carn Brea Castle was first built in the 14th Century, as a chapel to St. Michael, and then converted into a castle in the 18th Century by the Bassett family – a highly regarded mining family. They used the Castle as a hunting and feasting lodge! After the passing of Francis Bassett, the monument was erected in 1836 in his memory.
If you wish to see all the breathtaking views that Carn Breas has to offer then go on the Great Flat Load Trail. Roughly a 6.94-mile walk, lasting approximately 3 hours.
No visit to Cornwall would be complete without visiting this exquisite and beautifully manicured garden with its fabulous maritime views and its woodland walks over its 300 acres.
You could easily wile away a day here. The woodland walk along the Fal River is something to behold. Dogs are welcome in this area (only guidance dogs permitted currently in the gardens, check first before leaving in case this changes). There is lots of space for your four-legged friends to romp around and splash in the water. Should you wish the hotel can provide a picnic, perfect on a hot summers day.
The view from Trelissick house is one of the best in the Country. The house itself was designed in 1750 and has been in the National Trusts hands since 1955.
There is a courtyard café on-site, shop and second-hand bookshop. Dogs are welcome in this area.
One of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England for more than 400 years which was rediscovered from the brambles of time. After the outbreak of WW1, Heligan’s gardens were forgotten about… left unknown and unseen. Only after a lucky discovery of a door in the ruins was Heligan rediscovered, and once again its beauty could be admired.
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