The National Trust in Newquay and Cornwall gives you a triple benefit when you are a National Trust member. Not only do members get free entry to most National Trust properties and gardens, making some great days out, but you can also benefit from free parking at 68 National Trust car parks along the coastline and discounts on booking National Trust Cottages.
This means that in one short holiday you can more than make your money back on your National Trust membership.
National Trust Properties in Newquay
The nearest National Trust property to Newquay is Trerice, an Elizabethan manor house just 2-3 miles inland. Lanhydrock House, just outside Bodmin, isn’t far away.
The West Wing of Trerice, which sleeps 2, is available to book as a holiday cottage if you want to stay somewhere a little special. There are generous discounts for National Trust members at their cottages.
Trerice was the ‘Trenwith’ of Winston Graham’s Poldark novels, set in Cornwall and later made into a TV series.
For car parking, there’s free car parking at Holywell Bay, Crantock beach car park and the Polly Joke car park. There is a downloadable National Trust Car Park Map showing where all the free car parks are – a National Trust membership is a boon if you’re on a touring holiday as you can stop and park on a whim knowing you’re not blowing your budget.
National Trust in Cornwall
Away from Newquay, Cornwall is dotted with National Trust houses, gardens and coastline to visit, giving you some fabulous houses and gardens to explore and some truly picturesque picnic spots to enjoy.
National Trust properties in Cornwall include: Trerice, Lanhydrock House, The Old Post Office at Tintagel, Levant Mine and Beam Engine, St Michael’s Mount, Godolphin, Antony House, Cothele Mill, Cotehele House and Lawrence House.
National Trust gardens include Trengwanton Garden, Glendurgan Garden and Trelissick Garden.
The 68 National Trust car parks in Cornwall are mostly alongside isolated stretches of golden sand, or on the South West coastal footpath – all perfectly placed to make life easier for you to enjoy the coastline whether you’re stopping to enjoy the view for 10 minutes, or parking for a day at the beach.
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