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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
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

Port Eliot Estate Port Eliot Round Room Houses & Gardens

The house dates back to the 5th century and further spectacular additions, such as the mural in the Round Room by Robert Lenkiewicz and the maze in the gardens, are more recent. The grounds were landscaped in the 1790s by Humphrey Repton whilst... more

Saltash Heritage Trail History & Heritage

Saltash Heritage Trail, including: Town Museum; Brunel's famous Royal Albert Bridge over the Tamar; Elliott's historic shop, and Mary Newman's Cottage (first wife of Sir Francis Drake).

Pre-booked tours to include entry to museums. Please... 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.

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

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

The Garden House Houses & Gardens

An enchanting, terraced walled garden set around romantic 16th century vicarage ruins. Quarry, cottage and South African gardens in naturalistic style giving glorious year-round colour. Rhododendrons, camellias, and spring bulbs, wisteria bridges... more

Launceston Castle - English Heritage History & Heritage

From the motte of this Norman castle, you'll enjoy the most fantastic views. Launceston was the former capital of Cornwall and the castle, commanding the town and surrounding countryside, controlled the main entry route into the county. Discover... 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

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

The Wharf Conference Centre Conference Venues

CANAL ROAD MEETING ROOMS - THREE GREAT TRAINING SPACES

The Centre consists of three delightful rooms, sensitively created within an 18th Century listed building. originally built for John Taylor of the... 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

Bere Ferrers Station Heritage Centre History & Heritage

Tamar Belle Heritage Centre, Bere Ferrers Station on the Tamar Valley Rail Line incorporates imaginatively converted vintage railway carriages. The Visitor Centre carriage provides interesting and informative pictorial displays outlining the... more

Port Eliot Weddings ALT="wedding venues in cornwall" Wedding Venues

For some, Port Eliot can be a retreat of tranquility and magic for others it can become a fantastical pleasure ground of music, drums and laughter.

An extraordinary marriage begins in an extraordinary location. Port Eliot hosts bespoke... more

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park Houses & Gardens

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.

Now beautifully furnished with family... 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

The Edgcumbe The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay serves light lunches and afternoon tea Cafes

Serving morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas. Catering for private daytime parties. Dogs welcome in the garden seating area and in the tea-room during winter months.

Special afternoon tea on Sundays (3-4.45pm) in the Long Room... more

Rosamund Pilcher Tours Guided Tours

The route our Rosamunde Pilcher tour takes can be adapted dependant on your accommodation pick up point. Alternatively why not let us take the hassle out of booking your accommodation and stay in a comfortable Bed and Breakfast near Launceston on... more

The Doc Martin Experience Guided Tours

From the quaint fishing village of Port Isaac to the wild and rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor, an individually designed one day tour that promises to give you a Doc Martin experience you will never forget.

Doc Martin Tours is a subsidiary... more

The Royal Oak Inn Pubs
For the best in good local food; For well kept local real ales; For a great atmosphere in a traditional local inn Plus occasional Guest Ales; And for many moor reasons . . .you must pay us a visit. 
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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre History & Heritage

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

Working fairground rides alongside traditional games and sideshows combine with... more

Countryman Cider Food & Drink

Traditional cider maker located in 15th century stables. You are welcome to tour our orchard, mill and press barn and taste samples in our shop. We also sell country wines, brandy, apple juice, cider vinegar and mead. Pottery jars on sale.

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Plymouth Boat Trips Guided Tours

Plymouth Boat Trips offers a service for the public offering one hour scenic Dockyard and Warship Cruises, Private Hire cruising for parties and other events as well as ferry service to historic Cawsand.

Our fishing boats offer 3 and 4... more

The Charles Causley Centenary Festival 2017 Festivals

The Charles Causley Festival is Launceston's Festival of Literature and the Arts and this year runs from the 1st to the 5th of June.  We are supported using public funding by the Arts Council of England and many other local businesses.

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Just Be Coffee and Wine Lounge Restaurants

Just Be is a place where you can truly relax and enjoy the remarkable surroundings of the waterside at Saltash, whether you are choosing from the freshly prepared selection of food dishes, enjoying one of our great... more

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

Endsleigh Garden Nursery is set in an old walled garden in woods above the River Tamar. It was once part of the Duke of Bedford's estate at Endsleigh.

We grow a wide range of grafted trees and are particularly proud of our extensive... more

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

Take a Trip on the Tamar Valley Line Transport

This scenic train journey is one of the gems of Britain's rail network. Linking city, river and beautiful countryside through an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the line packs a huge amount into its fifteen mile length, not least the... more

Cotehele Gallery Cotehele Gallery Arts & Crafts

Cotehele Gallery. A showcase of ever-changing high quality craft from professional West Country Makers. A pure delight for browsing. Open daily mid-Feb to December (except 25 and 26 December)

Carpenters Arms Pubs

A charming 15th century pub located in the picturesque village of Metherell, in the middle of the stunning Tamar Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Just 5 minutes drive from the historic, beautifully preserved, Tudor Cotehele House (... more

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