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Family Attractions

If you are looking to explore the great outdoors, we have plenty of it here in the Tamar Valley. The Valley itself is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And not just country walks either - there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and active,from mountain biking to canoeing to treesurfing.

Cotehele boat trips Nancy Belle on the River Tamar at Cotehele

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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele or ring 01579 351346 for details and to book.

Launceston Steam Railway

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.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Nestling in the peaceful Devon countryside, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre offers a unique indoor opportunity to view and experience our fairground heritage.

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

Entertaining and informative guided walks, talks and boat, train and coach trips with Chrissie Le Marchant, local Blue Badge tourist guide.

Charlie Bears

Welcome to the enchanted world of Charlie Bears

Charlie Bears are affordable, collectable bears and characters designed by Charlie at The Bearhouse in Cornwall. Charlie also collaborates with other world-renowned bear artists to create different collections. All Charlie Bears are limited in production, and our special collections often have very low editions. Lovingly made by hand, each bear has their own unique characteristics and that is why only Charlie Bears are known as the bears with personalities.

Gospenheale Barn Gospenheale Barn showing safe garden and parking area Cornwall, WiFi, Working Farm, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Great Views

In 2017 Gospenheale Barn won a Visit England ROSE Award for this excellent self catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people. Set 5 miles west of Launceston in a quiet hamlet, the Barn enjoys wonderful views of the North Cornwall countryside.

Bull Pen Gallery, Cotehele Cotehele Gallery

Cotehele's Bull Pen Gallery.

A showcase of ever-changing high quality craft from professional West Country Makers.
A pure delight for browsing.

See https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/place-pages/96/pages/opening-times-calendar for opening times.

Barn Restaurant at Cotehele Barn Restaurant at Cotehele

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.

Burrator Reservoir View of Burrator

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 trails lead on to Dartmoor so it makes an ideal starting point for longer trips.

Tamar Valley Donkey Park & Sanctuary

Open daily Easter to end September. October open Thursday thru Sunday (Daily half term week). November to March open weekends and all school holidays. All weather attraction and Cornwall’s only donkey sanctuary situated in the beautiful Tamar Valley.

Hidden Valley Discovery Park

Hidden Valley presents its fantastic new attraction: The Forbidden Mansion, a maze of rooms, passageways, secret doors and much more.

Pentillie Castle and Estate Pentillie Castle overlooks the Tamar Valley Cornwall, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Free Parking, Real Fire, Wheelchair Accessible, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, By the River

Pentillie Castle and Estate's private location overlooking the River Tamar sets it apart from other B&B’s, wedding and exclusive hire venues. An elegant 17th century Cornish Castle offering the perfect backdrop for any wedding, special occasion or short stay.

Morwellham Quay

Staff welcome visitors to our bustling Victorian heritage village, quay, and mine.

China Fleet Country Club Cornwall, Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, By the River

Set in 180 acres of exquisite countryside, on the cusp of Devon and Cornwall, China Fleet is one of the South West’s leading country clubs. Just 10 minutes from Plymouth’s city centre, sitting on the stunning Tamar estuary, it provides the perfect opportunity for a break away from suburban life. Whatever your age, interests or work pattern, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love at China Fleet. Our knowledgeable and friendly team are dedicated to making sure you have an enjoyable visit each and every time and are always working to meet your needs in any way possible. With an extensive offering to suit all lifestyles, you can visit to work, rest or play, making the most of our accommodation, Health Club-leisure facilities, golf, Woodland Adventure Golf, dining in our Brasserie or restaurant, spa, events or meeting room facilities in a truly breath-taking location

Siblyback Lake Country Park Windsurfing at Siblyback Lake

Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake, including miles of walks, cycle trails, excellent bird watching, children's play areas and a cafe overlooking the water.

Roadford Lake Country Park Lakeside Cafe and Function Suite, Roadford Lake

With over 730 acres of water, Roadford is a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston offering a variety of activities both on and off the water.

Hotel Endsleigh Gardens

It’s Little Wonder

that the Duke of Bedford, who two centuries ago owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his hunting and fishing lodge. Overlooking the River Tamar and beyond into Cornwall, Endsleigh, now owned by Olga Polizzi, is set in 108 acres of gardens, woodlands, follies and grottos created by Humphrey Repton.

Designed 200 years ago this was one of Humphry Repton’s last commissions and brings together a multitude of landscaping elements for which Repton was renowned.

Cotehele (National Trust) The front of Cotehele House, Cornwall

Cotehele is a National Trust-owned Tudor house with extensive garden, orchards, estate, quay and working water mill. The garden and estate walks are open daily throughout the year. The house is open daily from April to the beginning of November. The mill is open every day from mid March to the end of October.

Plymouth Boat Trips

Fishing Trips, Ferry service and Cruising.

Rowse Farm Cottages Cornwall, WiFi, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Real Fire, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly

Three luxury, self-catering cottages set in a beautiful, private, 40 acre estate near the Tamar Valley in Cornwall.

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