Skip to content Skip to navigation

Heritage, Gardens, Tours

The Tamar Valley has a unique history. Come and explore our part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. See where Sir Francis Drake prepared to meet the Spanish Armada. Wander the narrow alleys of Plymouth's Barbican, from where the Pilgrim fathers set sail to the New World in 1620. Discover the valley's famous stately homes.

Business Name Places to stay / Eat
Burrator Reservoir View of Burrator Active & Outdoors

Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the... more

Barn Restaurant at Cotehele Barn Restaurant at Cotehele Restaurants

Originally a 15th century tithe barn. Specialises in locally sourced, seasonal food. Patio seating available. Licensed. Open daily mid-Feb to 31st December (except 25th and 26th December). Private Parties welcome. Dogs welcome in the patio.

Cotehele boat trips Nancy Belle on the River Tamar at Cotehele Active & Outdoors

Board Shamrock's support boat the 'Nancy Belle' for a two-hour cruise up the Tamar to learn about the flora, fauna and history of the valley. £15. Times and dates vary accoring to the tide. Find details on... more

Tavistock Town Council History & Heritage

Tavistock Town Council is responsible for the museums and gardens of Tavistock and for the pannier market. The Town Hall can be hired for functions and for weddings.

Cotehele (National Trust) The front of Cotehele House, Cornwall Houses & Gardens

Cotehele is a National Trust-owned Tudor house with extensive garden, orchards, estate, quay and working water mill. Look out for family activities and other events.

The garden and estate walks are open daily throughout the year.  Dogs are... more

Lawrence House Museum History & Heritage

Delightful local museum, situated in a fine Georgian house, contains themed rooms on 3 floors & a wonderful garden with fine views, ideal for picnics on fine days.

Rooms feature local history, Launceston at war, a scale model of the... more

Pentillie Castle and Estate Pentillie Castle overlooks the Tamar Valley Bed & Breakfast

Pentillie Castle is every bit as fabulous as its name suggests! It's a picture-perfect, fairytale kind of a place; a stylishly renovated 17th century castle that sits pretty in an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Tamar.

It's... more

Launceston Steam Railway History & Heritage

Victorian locomotives haul your train through the beautiful Kensey Valley to Newmills. Ride all day if you wish, tickets valid for unlimited travel. Five mile round trip with café, shop and museum. Large car park at Launceston. Follow the brown... more

Around the Valley Tours Pilgrim walks at Plymouth's Mayflower steps Guided Tours

Walks, talks and boat train and coach trips can be organised for individuals, small parties, wedding guests and special interest groups up and down the valley, from Plymouth to Bude via Launceston and of course further afield.

The ... more

Kit Hill Country Park Active & Outdoors

A wild rugged granite hill top famous for it fine views and fascinating history. Kit Hill is a 400 acre Country Park at the highest point in the Tamar Valley and forms a dominating feature to be seen for miles around. Stunning views over the... more

Endsleigh Gardens Nursery Endsleigh Gardens Nursery - heritage apple Nurseries & Garden Centres

During the Coronavirus outbreak the Nursery is only operating by orders over the phone and either collection or we will  deliver.

Endsleigh Garden Nursery is set in an old walled garden in woods above the River... more

The Horn of Plenty Restaurant Restaurants

The Horn of Plenty is a privately owned multi award winning Country House Hotel which sits proudly in 5 acres of English country gardens, overlooking the spectacular Tamar Valley.

Expect superb food, elegant surroundings, stunning views... more

The Forgotten Garden of Lewtrenchard Houses & Gardens

A Woodland Delight

Nestling serenely in the secluded Lew valley, in the heart of the Devon countryside, is a small wooded area known as the Forgotten Garden of Lewtrenchard. It is not a formal garden, but... more

Pentillie Castle Wedding Venues

Your Cornish Castle for the wedding of your dreams…

17th Century Pentillie Castle is set within a 2,000 acre private estate on the Devon and Cornwall border. With breathtaking views across the River Tamar and to Dartmoor, this unique venue... more

Tavistock Library Arts & Crafts

Tavistock Library is located opposite the bus station, close to the Wharf and town centre. The library offers a fun and vibrant environment, with a warm welcome to everyone. There are lots of activities for children including... more

Devon Yurt Glamping

Devon Yurt is one of the Uk’s leading luxury Glamping sites.  It is set within 18 acres of beautiful organic farmland and gardens  at Borough Farm, Kelly, with stunning views towards Dartmoor.

The yurts are contempary in style and a mix of... more

The Horn of Plenty Hotel Hotels

The Horn of Plenty sits in 5 acres of English country gardens, overlooking the spectacular Tamar Valley.

Expect superb food, elegant surroundings, stunning views and warm, friendly staff.

Located close to Tavistock, Dartmoor,... more

Andrew Thompson Heritage Guided Tours

Andrew Thompson is an archaeologist and historian who has spent his working life exploring, explaining and interpreting the history and heritage of South West England.

He has over 25 years' experience teaching, lecturing and leading... more

Pages