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Port Eliot House

Port Eliot, Saltash, Cornwall

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Type: Historic House/Palace

Port Eliot is an ancient hidden gem, a Grade 1 Listed house and gardens which was once a monastery and is the home of the Eliot family for 500 years. The contents of the house reflect the accumulation by the ever prospering family with masterpieces by Reynolds, Van Dyck and an eclectic mix of fine furnishings. The Park and gardens designed by Repton are magical.


Family portraits including those by Reynolds, Hoppner and Ramsey
Robert Lenkiewicz’s masterpiece in the Round Room
Grade I listed park improved by Humphrey Repton
Grade I listed Medieval Priory remodeled by Sir John Soane
Spring garden with bulbs, camellia, rhododendron and azalea
Estuary views

Port Eliot opens on 29th February and will close for 2016 on the 26th June. It is open each day except Saturdays. Entry is from 2pm to 5.30pm ,with last admission at 5pm. It will also be closed on the 3rd & 5th June. The Port Eliot Tea Room is open from 11.30pm to 6pm in the Long Gallery. 

House and Gardens

Adult £ 8.00, children £4, family ticket £20.

Gardens only

Adult £ 5.00, children £2


Contact Details

Port Eliot estate
St Germans
PL12 5ND

Tel: +44 01503 230211

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family£20.00 per ticket
Seniors/Groups/Students£7.00 per person per day
Standard Adult£7.00 per ticket
Standard Child Under 16yrsFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

28 Feb 2017 - 26 Jun 2017

* Last admission to house 5pm

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Venue Facilities

  • Garden/grounds available for photography
  • Lawn area for marquee
  • Licenced for civil marriages

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals