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If the New Year has inspired your wanderlust, consider adding The Lost Gardens of Heligan to your list of must-see places. The fantasy like gardens were awarded the United Kingdom’s ‘Best Leisure Attraction’ at the prestigious British Travel Awards, beating more well-known attractions like LEGOLAND and Titanic.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a 200 acre historic estate situated on the South coast of Cornwall. The gardens were the seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, and is now one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England. A genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades; its history consigned to overgrowth. At the end of the nineteenth century Heligan’s thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this “Sleeping Beauty.” The outbreak of WW1 was the start of the estate’s demise as its workforce went off to fight in the trenches; many sadly never to return.
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Edition 63, January 2017