Mount Edgcumbe House And Country Park
Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall. Whether you are searching for a venue for a family outing or group visit, enthused by the magnificent Grade I Cornish gardens and famous historic house, combining your visit with a cruise of the River Tamar, looking for a civil wedding venue or viewing the national collection of camellias you are invited to come and explore, enjoy, learn its history or even dream awhile.
The wider park is open year round, daily from 8am to dusk and is free to the public. The free area of the park includes the National Camellia Collection and the majority of the formal gardens. Located in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. It enjoys a magnificent setting in South East Cornwall and overlooks Plymouth Sound and the River Tamar.
Mount Edgcumbe House was originally built c.1550 by Sir Richard Edgcumbe and its collections encapsulate the story of this fascinating English aristocratic family. The Mount Edgcumbe painting collection reflects the individual tastes and idiosyncrasies of the Edgcumbe family as well as demonstrating traditional collecting patterns. Notable works include paintings by the Dutch painter Gerard van Edema, Willem van de Velde II and two paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
It is jointly owned by Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council and is one of the regions most popular historic tourist destinations.
Mount Edgcumbe House
Tel: 01752 822236