Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall

mount edgcumbe house entrance in cornwall england

Mount Edgcumbe house and park, Cornwall

Today’s post is all about Mount Edgcumbe house and country park. I had never visited Mount Edgcumbe before but, thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

Opening times

Unfortunately, the house was closed due to it being Winter however, the grounds were open which meant we could walk around and still experience the country park. This was great as it meant that it was completely free and we had the place more or less to ourselves.

What we did

We walked for a few good hours around the grounds where we saw deer jumping the fence. Had some fantastic views of the river Tamar and Plymouth, we actually saw a ship coming in. We also ventured around some cute out buildings. The gardens, which there are so many! At Mount Edgecumbe there is a: English, French, Italian, New Zealand and American garden to name but a few. Finally of course we explored the front of the house.

Pub pit stop

We stopped off at the local pub for a cup of tea in front of what was a roaring fire. It would lovely sometime in the near future to stop off there and get a pub lunch!

mount edgcumbe garden
mount edgcumbe deer jumping fence in cornwall
mount edgcumbe ruins in cornwall
mount edgcumbe cafe in cornwall
pot of green tea in cornish pub near mount edgcumbe


I would definitely like to go back again in Summer when the flowers in the garden are in bloom although, we did see a glimpse of Spring! I would also like to see inside the house. Going to Mount Edgcumbe just for nice Sunday walk around the country park is a great way to spend your time and oh, did I mention that it is free.


If you liked this blog post then check out my post on LanhydrockTrelissick and St Michael’s Mount which are similar houses and country parks to visit in Cornwall.

Lots of love, Melissa x

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mount edgcumbe view of plymouth ferry

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