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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
+44 1726 845100
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Lovely walk and dog friendly

Was a lovely walk around and some stunning flowers and peaceful. Also the it is dog friendly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scott W
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Beautiful.

This gardens are really stunning. It is quite a nice walk, you can take your dogs and explore new... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dramercedesg
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Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was a lovely walk around and some stunning flowers and peaceful. Also the it is dog friendly. Would come again

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This gardens are really stunning. It is quite a nice walk, you can take your dogs and explore new paths. There are different areas with different kind of vegetation, jungles, flowers, weird trees and some animals. There is a cafe and apparently is wheel chair...More

Thank Dramercedesg
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No matter the weather, there's always something to do at Heligan. There's always something new happening. The recent story telling about those who left to fight in the 1st world war were very moving. They food is also delicious and they cater for most diets.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for a walk around; the weather was wet and a bit cold , the gardens are nice its a nice place to spend a few hours and have a walk around. We had lunch at the cafe pleace qas very nice , good...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've wanted to visit these gardens for many years and they didn't disappoint in the slightest. We spent four hours here, marvelling at the vision of the original creators and even more so at the skills and determination of those who discovered the derelict gardens...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After being slightly underwhelmed with the Eden Project, Heligan both met and vastly exceeded our expectations. There is a real sense of history - of the gardeners who went off to fight in the First World War and never came back, and who are honoured...More

1  Thank cltc43
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Heligan G, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the lovely review of your visit of The Lost Gardens of Heligan. We totally agree with you regarding improving the bus connection to the gardens. We are doing everything in our powers to improve this service and will be passing you review...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely place, but just one criticism regarding safety, be careful of the electric fence. ‘This has been put around the Tamworth pigs and is a low fence with not prominent warnings upon approach to it, therefore if you have a small children and/or dogs...More

Thank N T
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Heligan G, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, responded to this reviewResponded today

We’re sorry to learn that your dog got a shock from one of our electric fences. Your review has been passed over to the team on our farm who will immediately review all signage relating to these fences. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the gardens didn't meet our expectations. Mother on her mobility scooter was rather limited to where we could go. I appreciate the paths need to be in keeping with the woodland but the scooter was struggling most of the way there and back. 2...More

Thank sara g
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Heligan G, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, responded to this reviewResponded today

Here at Heligan one of our main aims is to exceed expectations so we’re sorry to learn that we were unable to do so on this occasion. We have been looking at accessibility in great depth over the last few months and are pleased to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Cornwall to visit the Eden Project which was only half open at the beginning of May, so after visiting Eden and being disappointed decided to visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan. This was a most pleasant change from the rest of my...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent the day at Heligan and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Cafe is reasonable for an attraction and although car busy we found ourselves plenty of space and quiet surroundings. The Jungle is fantastic with beautiful plants and atmosphere, the more formal gardens are also interesting...More

Thank Nick F
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Heligan G, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, responded to this reviewResponded today

Even though the Jungle was hit hard by snow over the winter, it’s bouncing back and look luscious once again! Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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sara g
9 May 2018|
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Response from Heligan G | Property representative |
Hi Cheryl, Dogs on a lead are more than welcome to join you on a visit to enjoy the gardens and estate. Most of the 13-acre Northern Gardens are accessible and there is full access to the Hide (the indoor heart of our... More
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Peter E
20 April 2018|
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Response from wincheee | Reviewed this property |
We spend the whole day and there was a few bits we didn’t make it to. Shame you cannot go back for a second day on the one ticket!
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Peter E
20 April 2018|
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Response from Charlotte Louis... P | Reviewed this property |
We were there the moment it opened (which I rec as a bit more peaceful) till about 2pm. So about 4 hours.
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