We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Godolphin Cross, Helston TR13 9RE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1736 763194

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 207 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
  • 64
    Very good
  • 43
  • 17
  • 9
A smaller Nt property with a great personality

We visited last weekend aa a family of four with two dogs. There were a lot of renovation works going on but this didn't spoil our fun! We enjoyed the bat activities and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Louise P
Truro, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 206: English reviews
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
223 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Lovely spot for a walk around this most attractive location. There is a house and garden, but check on access. Bring dogs or children.

Thank AntoniaTrip
Hayle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I have just read the review from a member of the public who reports that he was deliberately overcharged. This I am sure is very far from the truth. The majority of the people who work at Godolphin are volunteers who give up their time to help the National Trust. I myself work in the tea room and also from... More 

5 Thank chylowena
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It has been restored but wasn't that interesting and did give a small insight in to their way of life. The gardens still need some work

Thank David H
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This Godolfin House is quite pretty but besides that it is somewhat underwhelming. Some pictures placed on the internet make it look very grand. It is in fact rather small. That aside, the gardens are quite attractive and we enjoyed our walk in them. I am however very unhappy about the fact that I was overcharged on entry. Deliberately in... More 

3 Thank Ed M
Penzance, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I took a stroll to the top of Godolphin hill and was surprise how far you can see. There is a conviniently place rock on the top to sit on and gaze across the sea. There is so much history, who knew it was all in Cornwall! When I got back I had a wonderful cup of tea and cake... More 

1 Thank evosullivan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had read the reviews and were very keen to visit Godolphin House and Gardens. We are a family of 5 (plus dog) and did the Godolphin Hill walk. It was pretty easy but not particularly interesting - rather moor-like - and I don't think you get quite high enough to have spectacular views. Maybe it was just too grey... More 

Thank Claire T
Truro, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited last weekend aa a family of four with two dogs. There were a lot of renovation works going on but this didn't spoil our fun! We enjoyed the bat activities and the children thought the bat camera was fascinating. The lady and gentlemen we met on reception were so friendly and helpful - even offered us umbrellas to... More 

1 Thank Louise P
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a beautiful house together with lovely stone outbuildings. The house is stunning with all its nooks and crannies. Steeped in history and I believe the original Poldark was filmed here. A very calm and relaxing property. The farm yard and outbuildings are fascinating to see and you can imagine the animals and people of yesteryear living and working... More 

1 Thank D W
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best country houses we have visited. Wonderfully tranquil with amazing views from Godolphin Hill Very friendly staff

1 Thank Bob W
Level Contributor
151 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

One of the most atmospheric settings in the country. A delightful place to roam around. The interior of the house is only open on certain dates so I made sure I timed my visit so that I could get in. It was interesting but felt a bit soulless, unlike the outside which is wonderful. A DVD explained that the NT... More 

Thank Anon_Bristol_12

Travellers who viewed Godolphin also viewed


Been to Godolphin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Godolphin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?