A Living outdoor museum

During your rural retreat, explore this exquisite “living museum”—and go on a discovery tour of the fascinating landmarks tucked away in plain sight. Among the most impressive monuments in the grounds is the obelisk, which soars 123 feet into the sky. Raised in 1771, it was dedicated by Lord Camelford to his benefactor, Sir Richard Lyttelton.

And don’t forget to go on an adventure around Boconnoc House. Renovated by Thomas “Diamond” Pitt in the 18th century, its rooms, furnishings, and artistic details all have inspiring stories to tell, should you just look closely enough. Be sure to linger for a moment at the entrance, where architect Sir John Soane left his mark.

Fascinating historic monuments are hidden all over the estate