North Cornwall Rocks

Penhallam Manor


Places to Visit

Managed by English Heritiage, at Penhallam Manor you can see the grass-covered but complete ground-plan of a moated manor house.

These low ruins are the remains of a 13th century manor house that was built by Andrew de Cardinham. Moated manor houses are rare in Cornwall, as they are usually found in central and eastern England. Having been abandoned in the 14th century, Penhallam's full medieval ground plan has survived unaltered by later building work.

The site is open any reasonable time during daylight hours and is free to access.

Please note - Whilst Penhallam Manor remains open, access to the central area is not currently possible as the bridge requires essential maintenance to make it safe for visitors to use.


Access: - 1/2 mile walk from the car park. 

Parking: - yes - open 10am to 6pm Apr-Oct and 10am to 4pm Nov-Mar 

Toilets: - none on site, but village toilets in Week St Mary

Food: - none on site, but small shop in Week St Mary 

Dogs: - dogs on leads are welcome


English Heritage Membership

If you are interested in exploring the historic locations in the area or further afield, and are thinking of visiting more than one English Heritage site, you may benefit from becoming a member.

Membership costs just £69 per year – or £5.75 per month and will give you :

Unlimited access to over 400 historic places

Member’s Handbook to plan days out

Free or reduced price entry to our events

Free entry for up to six children per adult member

Exclusive member’s magazine

Free parking at English Heritage sites  

Rewards offers on great brands

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