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A walk around Antony House
Antony House
Antony House near Torpoint has a rich history, and a busy future thanks to a Disney film

Antony House in Torpoint has been the home of the Carew Pole family for 600 years.

The house itself took ten years to build from 1711 onwards. The family owned the estate for 200 hundred years before the first brick was layed.

The grounds made world wide news in 2008 when it was announced Disney's Alice in Wonderland would be filmed there.

Over 400 cast and crew worked on the estate in the Autumn of 2008.

Cornwall is no stranger when it comes to the movies.

Antony House
Visitors to Antony House

Highlights include the James Bond blockbuster, Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan, which was shot at Holywell Bay near Newquay and at the Eden Project near St Austell.

Other films featuring Cornwall include Saving Grace, set on the north coast around Port Isaac, Boscastle and Trebarwith Strand, and Johnny English, part of which was filmed at St Michael's Mount. On the small screen Doc Martin, Wycliffe (TV series), and Wild West have featured Cornwall.

Back at Antony House changes are being made to the restaurant and reception areas to accommodate the anticipated influx of visitors drawn to the house as a direct result of the film. It is thought visitor numbers may triple when they open on 6 March 2010 this year.

The film which was shot in the house and gardens will be premiered one day earlier on 5 March.

The first BBC Cornwall Listeners walk for the year 2010 was in the grounds of Antony House near Torpoint. Click on the link below to see Nina Davey's pictures:




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