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Mount Edgcumbe House

This 16th century historic house and gardens were originally home to the Edgcumbe family, and later to the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. The house has been restored to the 18th century Georgian style, a fascinating period, and together with the extensive country park, makes for an excellent day out. The gardens and grounds are very extensive, and a walk down to Cremyll, where a passenger ferry still crosses the River Tamar to Plymouth, is a must. The house itself was virtually destroyed by bombing in 1941, but the walls survived, and the house was superbly restored by the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe between 1958 and 1964.

The name Edgcumbe is after the family name, but the older "Cremyll" means "the hill".

Mount Edgcumbe House and Gardens, and Cremyll

Mount Edgcumbe House from the Earl's Garden
Mount Edgcumbe House from the Earl's Garden

Mt. Edgcumbe House from the side
Mt. Edgcumbe House from the side

The front of Mt. Edgcumbe House
The front of Mt. Edgcumbe House

Looking up The Avenue to Mt. Edgcumbe House
Looking up The Avenue to Mt. Edgcumbe House

The slip and jetty at Cremyll Ferry, at the bottom of The Avenue of Mt.Edgcumbe
The slip and jetty at Cremyll Ferry, at the bottom of The Avenue of Mt.Edgcumbe

Cremyll Ferry
Cremyll Ferry

RMAS Cawsand ~ Naval Personnel Ferry
RMAS Cawsand ~ Naval Personnel Ferry (now operated by Serco Denholm),
seen passing Cremyll

Looking across the narrows at the approaches to the Naval Dockyards up the Tamar
Looking across the narrows at the approaches to the Naval Dockyards up the Tamar

Drake's Island
Drake's Island

Looking across the Tamar estuary to Drake's Island
Looking across the Tamar estuary to Drake's Island from the old Battery
in the gardens of Mt. Edgcumbe House

The Edgcumbe Arms at Cremyll ~ a Noble Hostelry!
The Edgcumbe Arms at Cremyll ~ a Noble Hostelry!

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