Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
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Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall.
Whether you are searching for a venue for a family outing or group visit, enthused by the magnificent Grade I Cornish gardens and famous historic house, combining your visit with a cruise of the River Tamar, looking for a civil wedding venue or viewing the national collection of camellias you are invited to come and explore, enjoy, learn its history or even dream awhile.
Mount Edgcumbe House was first built in the 1500s and was restored after World War Two. It is jointly owned by Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council and is one of the regions most popular historic tourist destinations.
The House and Earl's Garden (admission charged) re-opens for the season on Tuesday 1 April to Tuesday 30 September 2014. It is open Sunday to Thursday and bank holiday Mondays between 11am and 4.30pm (last admission at 4pm). Tickets for the House can be purchased from the gift shop inside the House during normal opening times. Group bookings can also be arranged in March and October.
The House is available for civil wedding and civil partnership ceremonies. Take a look at our new wedding website and see what we can offer you on your special day and see some spectacular pictures.
Mount Edgcumbe also has various conference suites and meeting rooms available throughout the year on a room hire or day delegate basis. Have a look at our brochure below for details:
The wider park is open year round, daily from 8am to dusk and is free to the public. The free area of the park includes the National Camellia Collection and the majority of the formal gardens.
If you're heading to Mount Edgcumbe you can find some delicious food and warming refreshments available in the Stables Cafe to the side of the House in the Barrow Park Centre. The Stables are open from Monday to Sunday between 10am and 4.30pm.
In addition, The Parlour is a new catering offer based in the old Dairy building serving ice-cream, pre-packaged sandwiches, sweets and drinks. The Parlour is open from Monday to Sunday between 11am and 5pm.
In the formal gardens of the lower park you will also find the Orangery nestled in the Italian Garden. Open daily from 10.30am to 5.30pm serving delicious local seasonal food for brunch, lunch, cream teas and Sunday Roast. The ultimate venue for all celebrations. Book your table early to avoid disappointment on 01752 822586.
New - Disc Golf!
The first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall, Disc Golf is a 13 hole foxed basket Frisbee course utilising the closely mown sections of the park near the ice house and in front of the main house. With most holes having two starting positions the course is suitable for both family and advanced players. In addition to individual and family bookings we also welcome team building events, schools, stag and hen weekends. It's new and different - come and have a go!
For more information please visit the Flyers Disc Golf website.
Adventure Segway is all about being adventurous outdoors. Join us on a breathtaking and action packed journey on board an all terrain Segway. It’s a demanding mental and physical experience. You'll effortlessly glide along the coastal footpath before tackling more challenging features such as balance beams, bunny hills and ski-style hill descents. It's a must-do experience the whole family can enjoy together.
Find out more and book online at adventuresegway.com
The Barrow Centre
|What's new on the website.....|
|If you didn't manage to make it to the Christmas Fayre here at Mount Edgcumbe this year, then take a look at this You Tube clip.|
|Steve Tilston Performance - The winner of Best Original Song at the 2012 BBC Folk Awardswill be performing at Mount Edgcumbe on Sunday 8 September.|
|Hay wagon restoration [PDF, 68KB] - making hay while the sunshines - not quite, but we are continuing our programme of preservation with the vehicles of times gone by.|
|Ice House Bridge renovation [PDF, 314KB] - even the chilly winter winds can't stop the ongoing preservation programme at Mount Edgcumbe.|
|Metta Catherina Project [PDF, 48KB] - with the help of a HLF grant the Metta Catherina will be brought to life at Mount Edgcumbe House.|
|Walks around Mount Edgcumbe and the Rame Peninsula - for more information on how to purchase this new guide|
|Making the most of Mount Edgcumbe - fun for all the family|
|History of the tapestries - find out information on Mount Edgcumbe's three tapestries.|
|Country park - discover some of the features of Mount Edgcumbe.|