Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is situated in the parish of Maker on the Rame Peninsula, overlooking Plymouth Sound. Its main entrance is in the village of Cremyll.
Mount Edgcumbe gardens are listed as Grade I in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
It was the principal seat of the Edgcumbe family since Tudor times, many of whom served as Members of Parlaiment before Richard Edgcumbe was raised to the peerage as Baron Edgcumbe in 1742. His 2nd son, George, was advanced to the rank of Earl in 1789.