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Pencarrow - The largely Georgian mansion is still owned and occupied by descendants of the family who settled there in the 1500s, the house boasts many fine features including ornate wood panelling, a rococo ceiling, cantilever stone staircase, handsome stained glass, and many other points of interest, 50 acres of informal gardens, Italian garden, woodland, lake, events, cafe, shop - "ramps are available to allow wheelchairs access into the main House. There are seats available in most of the rooms on the tour for those who cannot stand for long periods of time. For those who cannot manage the stairs, we are able to offer access to a DVD of the upstairs part of the tour", in the garden the paths are hard, gravelly and mostly level "The more robust mobility scooters may be able to access the slopes to the lake, however the smaller less sturdy scooters may struggle to cope with the terrain"


Pendennis Castle (EH) - This is one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. Discover how the castle has evolved, and experience the sights and sounds of battle. Explore the fascinating new exhibition which examines the role of the castle as part of Fortress Falmouth during the First World War, Castle Keep, tours, guns and cannons, Victorian defences, Discovery Centre - "Wheelchair access to ground floor of Royal Artillery Barrack Block and lift access to the first floor which houses the Fortress Falmouth and the First World War exhibition and toilets. Wheelchair access to Discovery Centre and grounds also. Access to keep has steps and spiral staircases", Braille guides, tactile exhibits in the Discovery Centre, Induction loops are fitted at the reception, shop and tearoom till points


Restormel Castle (EH) - Lostwithiel - (ruin) The great 13th century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition - "There is wheelchair access to the admissions point and disabled toilets. There are steps on the entrance path; disabled visitors may wish to call the site in advance to arrange alternative access."


St Catherine's Castle (EH) - One of a pair of small artillery forts built by Henry VIII in the 1530s to defend Fowey Harbour, consisting of two storeys with gun ports at ground level - Fowey - The castle is only accessible on foot via a challenging walk


St Michael's Mount (NT) - "this iconic rocky island is crowned by a medieval church and castle - with the oldest buildings dating from the 12th century", sub-tropical gardens - The causeway to St Michaels Mount is cobbled, Unfortunately, it’s not possible to take a wheelchair up to the Mount summit, grounds partly accessible, some cobbles, terraces, Induction loop, "Adapted disability vehicles can be driven over to the Mount at low tide to transport wheelchair users. Please contact us in advance to arrange this 01736 710265"


St. Mawes Castle (EH) - "St Mawes Castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all", see the 'gunners' at rest in the gun room, the 'oubliette' where prisoners were kept captive, an audio tour that brings the castle to life - There are no ramps at the site. Wheelchair access is extremely restricted, although is possible to enter the shop and courtyard


Telegraph Museum"tells the story of the development of the electric and wireless telegraph and Porthcurno’s place at its centre" It all started with a single underwater cable in 1870 now a hidden network of undersea cables keeps us communicating by phone and internet. Interactive exhibits allow visitors to explore the science of light and how modern fibre optic cables work - Porthcurno - majority of the museum is accessible to all, hearing loop has been fitted at the admissions desk and there is a dropped counter providing low-level access, two lifts, an induction loop in the demonstration area and talks are delivered via microphone linked to an amplification system, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


The Lost Gardens of Heligan - 200 acres of gardens and estate, plants from around the world, has the UK's only outdoor jungle of sub-tropical plants, over 300 varieties of frit and vegetables plus various wild and domestic animals - "Most of the 13-acre Northern Gardens is accessible and there is full access to the Hide (the indoor heart of our Wildlife Project), and the Steward’s House...The Jungle and Wider Estate are unfortunately not easily accessible to everyone. The gradients of the pathways to these areas are very steep" wheelchairs are available. Wheelchair Access maps available, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, "Changing Places" accessible toilet changing-places-icon


Tintagel Castle (EH) - set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip - Wheelchair access is quite limited, access is available to viewing points and the visitors centre please see the website


Trebah Garden – Falmouth - Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath, sub-tropical, 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias, secluded beach, adventure play areas, children's trails, special events, visitor centre, cafe, shop - "Trebah Kitchen, Gallery & Garden Shops and Trebah Plant Sales are fully accessible... Approximately 80% of the garden is accessible by a suitable motorised wheelchair", tramper loan available, accessible toilets


Trelissick Garden (NT) - Feock, near Truro - 30 acres of tranquil varied garden, important collections of hydrangeas, rhododendrons and ginger lilies, together with woodland plants and herbaceous borders, woodland and waterside walks, beach, art gallery, café, shop - "Grounds - partly accessible, uneven and loose gravel paths, slopes, some steps. Map of accessible route available form garden entrance on request...One single-seater powered-mobility-vehicle, booking essential", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Trengwainton Garden (NT) - Penzance - Award-winning magnolias and rhododendrons, five sections of walled gardens are crammed with tender exotic species from around the world, wooded paths follow a half-mile incline to sea views across Mount's Bay, stream garden, open meadows, kitchen garden, tea-room, shop "Approximately 75% of garden accessible to wheelchair users. Main drive is tarmac, remaining paths are gravel. Visitors using wheelchairs will need assistance from their companion...Two manual wheelchairs available, booking essential", Braille and large print guide available, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Trerice (NT) - Newquay - "Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden...From wooden skittles to an enormous table and a 300 year old longcase clock, the collection on show at Trerice is of interest to visitors of all ages" - " Ground floor of building level entrance to Great Hall. First floor accessible by manual wheelchairs only.Two wheelchairs available, booking essential", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Trewidden Garden - "the 15 acre garden incorporates a magnificent collection of over 300 Camellias and Magnolias alongside one of the largest tree fern dells in Europe...The maze of informal paths leads you around this peaceful Cornish garden with champion trees and shrubs, many of which are over 100 years old, to be discovered alongside some species of plants rarely seen grown in this country" "About half of the pathways are accessible to electric wheelchairs. Manual wheelchairs are not advisable due to our pathways being topped with gravel",



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