Apple lovers flock to Cotehele celebration
One of the Westcountry's herald's of autumn was staged at a beautiful estate at the weekend.
The Cotehele apple day is a celebration of every aspect of the fruit from cultivation to plate.
A restored Victorian machine was also pressed into action so that visitors could see how apple juice and cider used to be made.
As well as watching the apple press, visitors had the opportunity to taste the freshly harvested juice.
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Cotehele's gardeners were also on hand to answer questions from the many people who bring specimens from their own trees, hoping the resident experts will be able to identify the fruit.
Cotehele, in the Tamar Valley, is home to one of the National Trust's most celebrated orchards and the apple event draws enthusiasts from all over the region.
The stateley home's orchard was established more than 300 years ago and is home to a diverse range of local varieties which are never seen on supermarket shelves and range from the juicy delights of the Pig Snout to the sweet Lady's Fingers.