Lanhydrock at Christmas – 17.12.17

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A Trip to Lanhydrock


A weekend trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a Nathan and Rachel trip to a National Trust property and this weekend was no different!

We decided to visit Lanhydrock in Bodmin again – we previously visited in the summer which you can read about here if you’re interested! We parked up and walked down to the house. It was quite busy and there were plenty of people out walking and making trips to the house.

As we walked through houses entrance gate we noticed the gardens had been decorated with different coloured baubles – they looked so much like flowers from a distance and we thought they were super clever and festive.

A Victorian Christmas

Lanhydrock house had been decorated all ready for Victorian Christmas and it really took you back in time. The various rooms and displays were all set up as if it was Christmas Day in 1887 and Lord and Lady Robarte were hosting Christmas lunch. Written displays dotted around the house told you who would be attending the grand Christmas dinner and what they would be eating.

There were plenty of decorations to admire and the dining room display was beautifully set with menus reflecting food that would have been offered within the Victorian era.

Subsequently within the kitchens there were lots of food displays to look at and some children were enjoying giving making mince pies ago and watching a bread making demonstration.

We were quite short on time (a bit like last time we visited!) and so didn’t have a chance to go for a longer walk around the gardens or visit the chapel but we left knowing we would return again soon for sure and felt a lot more festive for visiting!


54 Responses

  1. This looks absolutely charming! I love the bauble flowers and the firewood reindeer!! Places like this are so magical when they’re decorate for Christmas!

  2. These photos make me feel like I’m in a Jane Austin novel. What a beautiful trip and really enjoyed all of your insight on Cornwall, will definitely have to visit next time I’m in the U.K.

  3. Never heard of a National Trust proporty before but If I had a chance bo be around, I would love to go there and visit! I love all the Victorian Christmas decorations, it all looks so festive. Just perfect. The gardens look lovely, too!

  4. This place looks absolutely stunning at Christmas time and definitely looks like a wonderful place to visit even not at the holidays. I would definitely love to check this beautiful place out. Thank you for sharing, your pictures are stunning!

  5. Cornwall is my most favourite place imn the whole of the UK. I can’t even believe its in the UK sometimes – it looks as though its a piece hacked off from Greece! I can’t believe I missed out on visiting a castle on my trip! You couldn’t get me off the beach!!!

    1. Me too! I so loved living there and hope to return one day; I’m lucky I’ve only moved an hour away so can pop back regularly! I so agree with you, the sea can be such a gorgeous colour sometimes! Come back soon πŸ™‚

  6. Oh my goodness I’m so jealous!!! This looks absolutely amazing!!! I’m over in the States but I’m planning a 3 month trip to Cornwall with my son in about a year!

  7. What a brilliant place to visit. I am really jealous of your pictures. I always wanted to visit that place someday.

  8. I love visiting National Trust Properties! This looks like a fantastic place to visit and will put it on our list!

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