Caerhays Castle is an English Heritage Grade 1 Listed Building, which was built by the famous architect, John Nash and was completed in 1810.
The castle is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the South Cornish Coast between Truro and St Austell.
The surrounding parkland and woodland gardens were created originally from the discoveries of the plant hunters in China shortly after the turn of the 20th century. Since then a great deal of hybridisation work and especially the creation of the first x williamsii camellias has taken place at Caerhays to create the extensive woodland gardens. Caerhays is very much a spring garden and is at its best in March, April and May.
Porthluney Beach at Caerhays is also privately owned. The secluded beach is almost unique in Cornwall in that it has a large expanse of sand that is not overlooked by any buildings.

Caerhays Castle & Estate

The Estate Office
St Austell
PL26 6LY
Tel: 01872 501310 / 501144
Fax: 01872 501 870

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Porthluney Beach

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