Godolphin House

A historic house 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.

Don’t forget to visit Godolphin Hill on the south-westerly reaches of the estate. Here you can breathe in some of the best views in Cornwall looking out over St Ives Bay to the north and the famous St Michael’s Mount to the south.

Take a leisurely stroll around the lush estate you may discover the Leeds engine house and stack, the remains of the Godolphin family mine.

Disappear into the tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural, undulating landscape. Go for a stroll along our Riverside walk and don’t forget to stop for a refreshing cuppa and slice of home made cake in our café.

Reasons to Visit

  • Enjoy the peace and calm of the ancient garden
  • Family trails and tours
  • Explore surrounding countryside, with many interesting archaeological features
  • Stay in the house: a place for very special holidays

Planning your visit


Godolphin Cross

TR13 9RE


01736 763194



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