Antony

    The Yew Walk with the house beyond at Antony, Cornwall.
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    Angharad Moran

    Superb early 18th-century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens, used as the film set for Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton.

    Faced in silver-grey Pentewan stone and flanked by colonnaded wings of mellow brick, this classically beautiful house is a beguiling mixture of the formal and informal. Still the home of the Carew Pole family, it contains fine collections of paintings, furniture and textiles.

    The grounds bordering the Lynher estuary, landscaped by Repton, include a formal garden with topiary, a knot garden, modern sculptures and the National Collection of Daylilies. The Woodland Garden, owned and run by the Carew Pole Garden Trust, has outstanding rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and camellias.

    Antony, Torpoint, PL11 2QA

    Telephone: 01752 812 191

    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/antony

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