Trelissick is a National Trust property located on a headland at the mouth of the river Fal. One of the most scenic houses in Cornwall, the estate enjoys stunning views across parkland, the river Fal and out to the sea beyond. The gardens are bursting with a diverse collection of exotic and herbaceous plants, whilst the house, which was opened to the public in 2014, holds regular exhibitions illustrating Trelissick’s rich history. Surrounding the garden, an immense woodland meets the edge of the river Fal. The woodland walk scales the edges of the grounds which form Trelissick’s very own peninsula, making for the perfect way to admire the scenery whilst stretching your legs.
The house which stands today was built for Thomas Danielle of Truro in 1825, but history precedes it as Trelissick appears in the 1280 Assize Rolls. Trelissick is now home to some popular National Trust holiday cottages – the most famous of which is the Water Tower, which looks as though it has been lifted from the pages of a Rapunzel storybook.
Near the main carpark, Trelissick Gallery showcases a beautiful collection of work from local creatives, and there is also a gift shop, café and loos. Dogs are allowed in the parkland, woodland and on the shoreline, but only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens.