The bridge that cross over the moat at Penhallam Manor is currently closed the public. The bridge requires extensive conservation work to make it safe for our visitors. It is still possible to view the manor ruins from the path. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The low, grass-covered but complete ground-plan of a moated manor house built by the de Cardinham family in the 13th century.
Read more about the history of Penhallam Manor.
Before You Go
Parking: A small free car park is situated at the head of a 1/2 mile track that leads to the manor. The car park is open from 10am - 6pm Apr - Oct & 10am - 4pm Nov - Mar daily. Pedestrian access to the site during reasonable daylight hours is still permitted outside of these times.
How to Find it: The manor is signposted from Week St Mary, off a minor road. From the A39 heading north, turn right at Treskinnick Cross.
Facilities: Public toilets and a small shop can be found nearby in the village of Week St Mary.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please Be Aware: The grassy areas can become muddy in wet weather; we recommend appropriate footwear. Although the site is surrounded by trees, there is no solid shelter from the weather, so come prepared.
English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
Further down the coast you'll find the spectacular ruins of Tintagel Castle. Get a taste of Cornwall in the Beach Café and learn about the castle's legendary links with King Arthur in the exhibition.
Inland from Penhallam the town of Launceston offers plenty of facilities, shops and cafés and the chance to explore its imposing medieval castle.