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Things to Do in the Tamar Valley

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Drawn to the Valley Artists & Galleries, Cornwall, Devon, Luxury Goods and Gifts

A grouping of over 150 professional artists and designers based in the Tamar Valley.

Fly Fishing at the Arundell Arms Fishing, Messing About on the River

Fly fishing on the River Tamar and tributaries. Salmon, brown trout and sea trout. Expert tuition. Tackle shop. Day tickets and courses available to hotel residents and non-residents.

Bull Pen Gallery, Cotehele Artists & Galleries, Arts Centres, Cornwall, Family Attractions, Gardens, Heritage, Jewellery, Luxury Goods and Gifts, National Trust, Public Transport, Stately Homes, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Walks in the Country, Wool & Textiles 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.

Lawrence House Museum Cornwall, Heritage, Museums, Vintage

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.

Weir Quay Boatyard Devon, Fishing, Messing About on the River

Traditional Boatyard offering temporary and permanent moorings and storage for all kinds of yachts and boats.

Roadford Lake Country Park Adventures, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cafes, Canoeing, Climbing, Devon, Dogs Welcome, Extreme Sports, Family Attractions, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Walks in the Country, Wildlife 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.

Cowslip Workshops Art Schools & Workshops, Artists & Galleries, Arts Centres, Cafes, Cornwall, Luxury Goods and Gifts, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops

Gallery & Shop. Patchwork / Decorative Art workshops & classes. Cowslip Workshops is situated on a small family-run organic farm, with stunning views of Launceston and Dartmoor beyond.

Callington Mural Trail Cornwall, Artists & Galleries

Callington Mural Trail is unique in Cornwall. Artists, both amateur and professional have enlivened many walls of the town with a fascinating mixture of colourful and interesting murals.

Kit Hill Country Park Birdwatching, Climbing, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Heritage, Riding, Walks in the Country

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.

Tamar Valley Donkey Park & Sanctuary Cafes, Cornwall, Family Attractions, Fun for toddlers

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.

Golf at China Fleet Country Club Birdwatching, Cafes, Cornwall, Devon, Family Attractions, Garden Centres, Gardens, Golf, Hair & Beauty, Pub Grub, Restaurants with Character, Steam, Walks in the Country, Weddings, Wildlife

China Fleet Country Club is a superb 18 hole, parkland golf course designed by Dr Martin Grant Hawtree, located amongst 180 acres of beautiful Cornish Countryside along the River Tamar. Based in Saltash and only a 15 minute drive from Plymouth, our golf course is the perfect location for all Devon and Cornwall golfers, or if you are travelling from further afield you will be impressed by what we have to offer.18 hole golf course at China Fleet Country Club. Driving range, Golf shop, Practice greens Chipping greens & putting green available.

Burrator Reservoir Adventures, Birdwatching, Devon, Dogs Welcome, Family Attractions, Fishing, Heritage, Mountain Biking, Walks in the Country, Wildlife 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.

Callington School of Art Art Schools & Workshops, Cornwall

Residential Art School offering mainly 3 or 6 day course in various media. Studio work and location work in the Tamar Valley.

Colliford Lake Adventures, Birdwatching, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Fishing, Walks in the Country, Wildlife

Located south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, Colliford is a tranquil lake providing some excellent moorland walks.

Paintball Polson Adventures, Cornwall, Extreme Sports, Family Attractions, Shooting

Paintball and Airsoft Games on a 16 acre purpose built site amongst woodland and by a river.

Launceston Castle - English Heritage Castles, Cornwall, Heritage

Launceston was the former capital of Cornwall and the castle, commanding the town and surrounding countryside, controlled the main entry route into the county.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park Cornwall, Heritage, Walks in the Country, Cafes, Boat Trips, Gardens, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Stately Homes, Dogs Welcome

Former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Miraculously the walls of his red stone Tudor House survived a direct hit by bombs in 1941 and it was restored by the Earl in 1958.

Lynher River Barge Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cornwall, Devon, Dogs Welcome, Heritage, Messing About on the River, Vintage

The Lynher River Barge has a fascinating history and is available to book for many types of river trips

Hotel Endsleigh Gardens Devon, Dogs Welcome, Family Attractions, Gardens, Guided Tours, Heritage, Walks in the Country

It’s Little Wonder

Trax & Trails Cornwall, Extreme Sports, Shooting, Adventures

4 x 4 off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery.

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