There are many National Trust properties and gardens in Cornwall. Further information is available form the National Trust at their regional Cornwall Office, Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4DE, telephone: 01208 74281 or www.nationaltrust.org.uk. A brief summary of some of the properties is outlined below.
Antony House & Gardens
Situated 2 miles North West of Torpoint, the 18th Century house houses a wealth of paintings, tapestries, embroideries and furniture. Landscaped grounds include a formal garden and a national selection of day lilies.
The Antony Woodland Garden is not managed by the National Trust but is within the estate and is also open to the public. Boscastle, The Old Forge
An old blacksmith’s forge plays host to an information centre and shop in this enchanting and famous harbour village on the North coast, 3 miles north east of Tintagel. About a mile up the Valency Valley is St Juliot Church which the 19th Century novelist Thomas Hardy worked on while he was a still a practising architect Carnewas, Nr Bedruthen Steps
Overlooking the magnificent beauty spot of Bedruthan Steps with its massive rock pillars marching out to sea, there are wonderful walks along the coast path, an information centre, shop and tea-rooms. The Steps have been rebuilt by the National Trust and now lead down to the beach. However, bathing is unsafe at any time and you should be aware of being cut off by the incoming tide.