Mount Edgcumbe House
& Country Park
Cornwall PL10 1HZ
Mount Edgcumbe is one of Cornwall’s Grade I listed gardens and home to the National Camellia Collection. The Country Park has magnificent views over the Tamar Estuary and Plymouth Sound.
The main entrance to the Park is in Cremyll Village on the Rame Peninsular, and easily accessible by ferry from Plymouth.
The Park including the gardens, covers 885 acres (358 hectares) and incorporates the villages of Kingsand and Crawsand. These villages are very popular with tourists, have art galleries and several pubs. During summer a ferry connects Crawsand with the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth.
Mount Edgcumbe House
Mount Edgcumbe House was built between 1547 and 1553 for the Edgcumbe Family and the exterior is obviously Tudor in design. Unfortunately in 1943 the house was bombed and gutted. In 1958 the 6th Earl started restoring the house interior in 18th century styles; it was then sold to the Cornwall County and Plymouth City Councils in 1971. The house and park has been open to the public since 1988.
National Camelia Collection
Although the park is lovely at any time of year, spring comes early to this sheltered part of Cornwall. There are 1,000 varieties of camellias which start flowering from January on. Seventy bushes are planted in the formal gardens and the remainder are in the higher amphitheatre.
Mount Edgcumbe Park & Gardens
The Edgcumbe Family created the current park in the 1700s – building follies, temples, and planting woodlands. These now shelter a herd of wild fallow deer. The Formal Gardens are grouped in the lower park near Cremyll. They include an Orangery, an Italian Garden, a French Garden, an English Garden and a Jubilee Garden, which opened in 2002, to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
For visitors keen to do a hearty walk, the South West Coastal Path runs through the Park for 9 miles (14 km) along the coastline.
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through here:   External Link
House & Earl’s Garden
Opening Dates & Times + Costs  Web:  Mount Edgcumbe House/ Visitor Information    External Link
Country Park
Open all year 08:00 to dusk
Free Admission Includes National Camellia Collection, the majority of the formal gardens and the Orangery Restaurant.
There are walks and a Multi Use Trail  Web:  Mount Edgcumbe House/ Walks   External Link
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0) 1752 822 236
Website   Mt Edgcumbe House & Country Park    External Link
Getting There
- By Ferry
- By Road
Take the A347 Torpoint ferry westward from Plymouth and at Antony take the St John’s Lane through St John and then follow the signs to Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park at Cremyll.
The Plymouth Council has an excellent web page which also lists details of refreshments, Disabled visitors information and much more  Web: Mount Edgcumbe House/ Planning Your Visit
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