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Admirals House

Admirals House

Legend has it that Admiral Nelsons body was brought to the house after Trafalgar, his brandy soaked body was taken into the dining room to unsuccessfully remove the shot. His body was returned to the brandy barrel to continue its journey to London and a heroes welcome.

 

Archaeological gems on St Agnes and Gugh

Archaeological gems on St Agnes and Gugh

This archaeological tour is a must! The islands of St. Agnes and neighbouring Gugh (joined by a sand bar at low tide) are home to Britain’s most south-westerly community. The tour takes four hours. St. Agnes has a fascinating history all its own – with the lighthouse built by Trinity House in 1680 (now a private home), the beautiful tiny church with spectacular stained glass windows, and the Troy Town maze created by the son of a lighthouse keeper and thought to be associated with ancient Scandinavian weather magic!

 

Arlington Court

Arlington Court

Arlington Court is a complete family estate and home to the National Trust’s Carriage Collection. The intimate Regency house contains treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, all collected by the Chichesters. The 19th-century picturesque garden is a perfect place to explore, picnic or play. The Carriage Museum in the stables has a vehicle for every occasion from cradle to grave with working horses to keep the story alive.

 

Barbican

Barbican

Various antique shops, jewellers. Historic quarter famous for being the start point of many voyages of discovery. Mayflower Steps, located on the Barbican, commemorating the point where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America in 1620. There is a full list of all those who made the journey in the Mayflower, on the side of 'Island House', located in Southside Street, the Barbican.

 

Bath

Bath

Bath is one of the world's great cities. To echo the words of the travel guides, it's a 'must see' destination, an essential place to visit. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water.

 

Berry Pomeroy Castle

Berry Pomeroy Castle

The castle, now a romantic ruin, is reputed to be one of the most haunted in the British Isles. It has numerous legends associated with it, and has been the scene of numerous ghostly sightings and strange phenomena. The most enduring ghosts seem to be the terrifying apparitions of a White Lady and a Blue Lady.

 

Boconnoc House

Boconnoc House

Boconnoc House and its surrounding estate is one of the most beautiful locations in hidden Cornwall. Located just outside Lostwithiel and only 35 minutes from Fowey. Tours can include the gardens filled with azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons; The restoration of Boconnoc House; 15th Century Church; The Deer Park; view the location of the filming of Poldark, The Three Musketeers and My Cousin Rachel.

 

Bodmin - County Assize Courts

Bodmin - County Assize Courts

Visit the County Assize Courts then move onto Bodmin Gaol, built in 1778 it was the first prison to have individual cells, and was the scene of 55 executions mostly in public. It was the site of the last public execution in Britain in 1909. Bodmin was the only Cornish town to be mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1086 and the Doomsday book was housed in Bodmin Gaol during the First World War, as were the Crown Jewels.

 

Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey

Exhibition galleries, film and interactive displays allow visitors to explore 700 years of history at the property and discover more about Sir Francis Drake. There is a regular programme of events and historical re-enactments. Visitors can see the famed Drake's Drum, said to beat when England is in danger to rouse the Elizabethan hero to our defence. There are beautiful plasterwork ceilings in Drake's Chamber and the Great Hall.

 

Castle Hill Filleigh

Castle Hill Filleigh

Home of Lady Arran. Castle Hill is a unique 18th Century family home set in 5000 acres of magnificent parkland. Not open to the general public, however Lady Arran would be willing to provide a personal tour with lunch for maximum of 50 guests.

 

Cotehele House,Cotehill

Cotehele House,Cotehill

Formal gardens overlook the richly planted valley garden below, with medieval dovecote, stew pond and Victorian summer house, and 18th-century tower above.

 

Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall

Occupied for over a thousand years with evidence of Roman heritage, the Dartington Hall estate has a stunning history that is reflected in the buildings and surrounding grounds. Based in the heart of the Devon countryside, visitors can browse local crafts in the 14 shops on site as well as visiting the cafes and historic gardens for a complete day out.

 

Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle

Defender of Dartmouth for 600 years - Dartmouth Castle stands in a superb waters side location, guarding the entrance to the Dart estuary. Magnificent battlement views and a fascinating history make the Castle the perfect venue for a great day out. One of the most advanced fortifications of medieval times; this is the first Castle to have been built specifically for guns.

 

Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey, founded in 1146, was one of the most significant Cistercian monasteries in England. The buildings seen today were all in existence in the Middle Ages, forming the Abbot’s and monk’s quarters, their kitchen, refectories, and their chapter house

 

Hartland Abbey and Hartland Point

Hartland Abbey and Hartland Point

Enjoy a personal tour by Lady and Sir Hugh Stucley of this historic family home circa 1157. The abbey contains pictures, furniture and porcelain collected over many generations, fascinating architecture and recently uncovered murals depicting family involvement in medieval history.