for one person on their own... or up to eight people
Starting from Truro... but we can start at your hotel/B&B from anywhere in Cornwall... we proceed to Mylor Harbour, Flushing and Falmouth. Sight-seeing en route and in Falmouth, including a look at Pendennis Castle (built by Henry VIII to repel the Spanish and scene of a long siege during the English Civil War 1642 - 1648)... and on to Trebah Garden for their 10am opening.
Trebah is a spectacular 26 acre Cornish ravine garden, rated among the finest gardens in the world. This sub-tropical paradise is home to a unique collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs winding down to a private and secluded beach on the Helford River.
Allow between 1.5 and 3 hours at Trebah.
Leaving Trebah, we continue towards Penzance, passing alongside the most beautiful, mysterious and picturesque Helford River (scene of Daphne du Maurier's "Frenchman's Creek"). Depending on time, possibly visit The Lizard, Cornwall and England's most southerly point. Then stopping for lunch at somewhere appropriate... your choice (probably a waterside inn)... and after lunch, driving on and through Helston (scene of the Flora Dance on May the 8th every year for many hundreds of years), and heading for Godolphin Garden, twixt Helston and Penzance.
Path to Godolphin Garden and House
An ancient, historic house (original building circa 1375) and medieval garden all set within an ancient and atmospheric estate.
Discover Godolphin, one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century. Long since abandoned, you can soak up the atmosphere of peace and antiquity as you explore this romantic home.
Wander around the 16th century garden, one of the most important historic gardens in Europe. It has barely changed over the years.
Allow between 1.5 and 3 hours at Godolphin
If time, energy and enthusiasm allow, return to Truro (or where you are staying) via the North Coast, visiting Chapel Porth, St Agnes Head and the Blue Hills (to complete your sight seeing for the day).
If other Cornish Gardens have more appeal, just let us know and these will be the ones we visit.
And if you'd just like to go to just one Cornish Garden - say The Eden project - we'll provide a PRICE QUOTATION FOR TRANSPORT FROM AND BACK TO YOUR HOTEL/B&B
- ON REQUEST.
Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW),
Southampton : Ocean, QE2, Mayflower,
Terminal 5 (Mayflower Terminal),
Ask for a Quotation!
London Heathrow to Cornwall £400
London to Cornwall £480
Southampton & Portsmouth to Cornwall £370
All other locations please enquire for price.
to and from Cornwall... for 'Cornwalltour' search: London Paddington to Truro www.thetrainline.com
Merchant House in Truro is a friendly, welcoming place to stay for every nature of visit...read more
Video of Cornwall and the West of England (created by Anthea from Australia who toured Cornwall with her husband Gary in 2011 - with Cornwalltour)
Plus - First Class Airport and Cruise Ship Shuttle Service for the West of England and Cornwall - Optional Extra!