PADSTOW, CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY
Situated above the picturesque port of Padstow is the Elizabethan Prideaux Place. Completed in 1592 by Nicholas Prideaux and still lived in by the family who can trace back their ancestry to William the Conqueror. Surrounded by 40 acres of landscaped gardens and overlooking a deer park, this splendid house contains a wealth of family and royal portraits, a fine porcelain collection, a growing teddy bear collection and a magnificent 16th-century plaster ceiling in the Great Chamber, which has some marvellous views across countryside to Bodmin Moor. There's plenty of opportunity for walking in both formal gardens and woodland, and there is also a peaceful tearoom. The house has been featured in many film and TV productions.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- 2 upstairs rooms not accessible to wheelchair users
- Facilities: Ramps to main entrance and tea room
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: House open 1-5 Apr and 6 May-4 Oct, Sun-Thu 1.30-4. Gardens and tearoom 12.30-5. Closed 30 Apr-3 May
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About the area
Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.
In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.
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