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 Monday to Friday 6th October.
Discount for Groups: Yes - 15+
Admission Price: See Prideaux Place website for admission prices
Catering: Licensed Café
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