Attraction in Padstow
For over 400 years, Prideaux Place has been the home of the Prideaux-Brune family. This ancient Cornish clan’s origins go back even further – to the 11th century – and the present owner’s youngest son, William, is named after his 26 times great grandfather, William the Conqueror.
Completed in 1592, the house has been enlarged and modified by successive generations. Today it combines the traditional E-shape of Elizabethan architecture with the 18th century exuberance of Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill Gothic.
The house is filled with treasures, including royal and family portraits, fine furniture and the Prideaux Porcelain Collection. The recently uncovered ceiling in the Great Chamber is a masterpiece of the Elizabethan plasterer’s art.
The house has something for everyone from ghost stories to England’s oldest cast iron cannon; a house with a living history and a treasure trove of Cornish Life.
Guided Tours, Lunches and Corporate Dinners.
Nearest UK Airport: Newquay
Months Open: Open from Easter Sunday 12th April to Thursday 8th October. closed 30th April until 4th May. GROUP BOOKINGS Open throughout the year by appointment Group Rate price on application.
Discount for Groups: Yes - 15+
Admission Price: House Tours: Sundays to Thursdays 1.30pm to 4.00pm Adults: £11.00 Children age 12-16 years: £5.00. GROUNDS AND THE TERRACE CAFÉ Open daily from 10.30am to 5.00pm 12th April to Friday 30th October closed on Saturdays and 1st May Grounds only £5.00 Children 12-16 years: £2.00
Catering: Licensed Café
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