Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cornwall: Lanhydrock; Truro

Today we visited the National Trust stately home at Lanhydrock, and then moved on to Truro.

Nigel at St. Catherine's Castle Fowey

We started the day, however with a walk along the coastal path to St. Catherine's Castle, built by Henry VIII to defend the harbour.

Fowey from St. Catherine's Castle

There's a good view from the castle back up the river to Fowey.

Mary and Clare at Lanhydrock

We then drove to Lanhydrock House, a National Trust property with extensive grounds. Clare was particularly taken with the kitchens and servants' quarters.

The kitchen at Lanhydrock

Here she is in the kitchen.

The Victorian Truro Cathedral

We then drove to Truro. The Cathdral here is actually late-Victorian.

A well-earned rest at the Fowey Hotel

Back to base and the bar at the Fowey Hotel, just next door to our apartment.