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National Trust in Cornwall

National Trust, near us!

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to explore in Cornwall, from magnificent gardens to historic houses, landmarks and a rugged coastline dotted with the remains of a once booming mining industry.

For National Trust lovers, there are so many spectacular spots to visit in Cornwall. Here are the ones you’ll find nearby, when staying with us, in Perranporth or St Agnes

Newquay, 19 minutes by car from Perranporth.

Built in 1576, Trerice is the grand Elizabethan family home of the Arundell family. With a varied garden featuring a small orchard of traditional Cornish apples, the decorate ‘Knot Garden’ with twisted pathways and beautifully planted borders. A colourful bloom of flowers, tulips and lush foliage and a ‘Kayling lawn’ with views of the sprawling Cornish countryside.

Chapel Porth & Wheal Coates
St Agnes, 15 minutes by car from Perranporth.

Dramatic mining ruins sit atop the cliffs overlooking this Cornish beach. A sheltered, shingle cove at high tide opening out to a wide expanse of sandy beach at low tide. With craggy coves, gorse-covered coast paths and the famous ‘Hedgehog Ice cream’, it’s a must visit!

Always check the tide times before visiting.

Wheal Coates, Chapel Porth, Cornwall

St Agnes Beacon
St Agnes, 16 minutes by car from Perranporth.

Paths weave through the gorse and heather as you explore the cliff tops or St Agnes Beacon, where you’ll find spectacular views, valleys, streams and coastal Cornish birdlife.

Holywell Bay
Newquay, 15 minutes by car from Perranporth.

A beautiful North Cornish beach with golden sand, sweeping dunes and rocky headlands. It’s truly stunning, no wonder it was chosen as the location for BBC’s adaption of Poldark. Walk the sandy beach and dunes, or explore the coast path heading north towards Crantock Beach or south to Perranporth. Photo credit: Adam Gibbard/Visit Cornwall

Always check the tide times before visiting.

Holywell Bay, National Trust, Cornwall

Crantock Beach
Newquay, 18 minutes by car from Perranporth.

At low tide, a vast sandy beach with the Gannel estuary running along Pentire Headland. Popular with families for fun-filled beach days, paddling in estuary pools and playing in the dunes. Photo credit: Adam Gibbard/Visit Cornwall

Strong currents within the estuary. Always check the tide times before visiting.

Crantock, National Trust, Cornwall

Feock, near Truro. 15 minutes by car from Perranporth.

With panoramic views across the Fal Estuary, take in the seascape and countryside. Pathways meander through the gardens, where you’ll find formal lawns, exotic plant life and herbaceous borders bursting with colour. Longer walks will take you through the woodlands and historic park, heading towards the estuary and along Lamouth Creek. Photo credit: National Trust

Trelissick, National Trust, Cornwall

To explore these stunning spots, stay with us in Perranporth and St Agnes. To find self-catering accommodation in North Cornwall, browse our availability here

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