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Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall covers 200 acres, so it’s possible to find peace here even in high summer. Beyond the flamboyant Himalayan spring garden are superb restored Edwardian fruit, flower and vegetable gardens. Deeper into the valley there are shady bowers and pools where dragon and damselflies dance.
Carn Brea Castle, Redruth, UK - The Castle was originally built as a chapel, in 1379, thought to be dedicated to St Michael. It has been extensively rebuilt in different periods since, primarily in the 18th century by the Basset family as a hunting lodge.