The gardens originated from the work of plant hunters in China at the start of the 20th century. Caerhays bred the very first x williamsii camellias and is today the home of a Plant Heritage National Collection of Magnolias.
Launceston Castle is located in the town of Launceston, Cornwall, England. It was probably built by Robert the Count of Mortain after 1068, and initially comprised an earthwork and timber castle with a large motte in one corner.
Major developments at the castle have revealed the full history of this superb fortress. 450 years of history can now be traced from its origins as one of Henry VIII’s coastal strongholds to its last military role as a WWII base.
The great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch.
St Catherine’s Castle (Cornish: Kastel S. Kattrin) is a Henrician castle in Cornwall, built by Thomas Treffry between approximately 1538 and 1540, in response to fears of an invasion of England by France and the Roman Empire.
St Mawes Castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII’s coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 & 1545 to counter invasion threats from France & Spain.
From ancient cobbles to castle walls, through time and tide, St Michael’s Mount is beckoning. Originally the site of a Benedictine Chapel, the spectacular castle on the rock dates from the 14th Century.
Built in 1830 by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, The Castle embodies the spirit of Victorian engineering ingenuity, it was a pioneering building on sand using a concrete raft foundation, the very first of its kind.
Built half on the mainland and half on a jagged headland projecting into the Cornish sea, Tintagel Castle is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain. Its association with King Arthur makes it also one of the most famous.
Trematon Castle has belonged to the Duke of Cornwall since soon after the Norman Conquest. Built on the ruins of an earlier Roman Fort it survives, a perfect miniature Norman castle, motte and bailey with a gatehouse.