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Things to Do in the Tamar Valley

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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 Trails Festival Adventures, Artists & Galleries, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Canoeing, Cornwall, Devon, Family Attractions, Heritage, Walks in the Country

It’s been 20 years since the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated.

St Leonards Equitation Centre Cornwall, Riding, Adventures

Horse Riding lessons for adults and children, beginners to advanced.

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.

Coombe Trenchard Gardens Artists & Galleries, Devon, Dogs Welcome, Gardens

A beautiful Edwardian house and gardens designed in the 'Arts & Crafts' period with far reaching views of Dartmoor.

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.

Cotehele Gallery Artists & Galleries, Arts Centres, Cornwall, Jewellery, Luxury Goods and Gifts, National Trust, Public Transport, Stately Homes, Wool & Textiles Cotehele Gallery

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)

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.

Tavistock Town Council Arts Centres, Devon, Heritage, Museums

Tavistock Town Council is responsible for the museums and gardens of Tavistock and for the pannier market.

Trax & Trails Cornwall, Extreme Sports, Shooting, Adventures

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

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.

The Garden House Devon, Gardens, Heritage, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops

An enchanting, terraced walled garden set around romantic 16th century vicarage ruins.

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.

Port Eliot Estate Artists & Galleries, Birdwatching, Cafes, Castles, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Family Attractions, Gardens, Guided Tours, Heritage, Live Music, Museums, Public Transport, Shooting, Stately Homes, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Trains, Vintage, Walks in the Country, Weddings, Wildlife Port Eliot Round Room

Port Eliot, a Grade 1 listed house and grounds, opened to the public for the first time in March 2008. Home to the Eliot family since 1564 Port Eliot is one of the most magical and hidden stately homes in England with a long and fascinating history.

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.

Cotehele boat trips Adventures, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cafes, Cornwall, Family Attractions, Guided Tours, Messing About on the River, Public Transport, Restaurants with Character, Romantic Restaurants, Stately Homes, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Wildlife 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.

Poldark Tours Adventures, Cornwall, Guided Tours, Heritage

Poldark Tours is a subsidiary of Cornish Welcome Tours, a family run business that specialises in tailor made tours of Devon and Cornwall. We are based in the beautiful town of Launceston on the Devon/Cornwall border.

Antony House (National Trust) Cafes, Cornwall, Gardens, Heritage, National Trust, Stately Homes, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Walks in the Country

Superb early 18th-century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens

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.

Andrew Thompson Heritage Adventures, Artists & Galleries, Castles, Cornwall, Devon, Gardens, Guided Tours, Heritage, Museums, National Trust, Stately Homes, Vintage, Walks in the Country

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.

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