Fairytale Places, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, England

Woodland Walk at Heligan Gardens, Photo by heligan.com

Woodland Walk at Heligan Gardens, Photo by heligan.com

“Our discovery of a tiny room, buried under fallen masonry in the corner of one of the walled gardens, was to unlock the secret of their demise. A motto etched into the limestone walls in barely legible pencil still reads “Don’t come here to sleep or slumber” with the names of those who worked there signed under the date – August 1914”.  -Heligan.com 

Step back in time some 800 years and explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. Heligan has a unique and interesting story that begins in the 1200’s. View Heligan’s timeline here.

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This location was shared with me by one of my lovely and talented readers Karen she has also advised that staying at Lanyon Cottages while in Cornwall is an absolute must, I encourage you to check it out.

As always your experience, suggestions and questions are enjoyed. Happy fairytale travels!


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

13 Comments on this post

  1. […] "Our discovery of a tiny room, buried under fallen masonry in the corner of one of the walled gardens, was to unlock the secret of their demise. A motto etched into the limestone walls in barely le…  […]

  2. So awesome!!

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  4. Sounds like a really ominous message for night time garden strolls. But what a garden. Nice post!

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  5. why must you make the list of places I want to go continue to grow… that is just too awesome…

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  6. Just when you think the world can’t offer up anymore hidden gems…

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    Gorgeous!

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