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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 Town Hall and Guildhall Wedding Venues

Launceston Town Hall was built in 1887, and completely refurbished in 2010.  The main hall is ideal for weddings, theatre productions, films, exhibitions, balls, dinners, dances, concerts, , fashion shows, private parties, fetes & fayres.  ... more

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

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

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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Morwellham Quay History & Heritage

A fun day out for all ages, with lots to see and do:

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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 (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

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.

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

Coombe Trenchard Gardens Houses & Gardens

Coombe Trenchard house and gardens was designed in 1906 by architect Walter Sarel, with terraces, garden buildings, paths and bridges. Still a work in progress, forgotten paths, woodland garden, water gardens and the pattern of long forgotten... 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

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre History & Heritage

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

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

Lynher River Barge Guided Tours

Day Sail - This summer holidays Lynher will sail every day exploring Plymouth Sound and the Rivers. Parties of 12 people welcome, prior booking essential.

Mini Break - Leave the city behind and head for... 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

Coombe Trenchard House & Gardens Wedding Venues

Only a small number of weddings and special occasion celebrations are held at Coombe Trenchard each year, so your day will be an individual experience designed especially for you. Sarah loves to help each couple's dream happen for them, and will... 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

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

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

Gospenheale Barn Gospenheale Barn showing safe garden and parking area Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Carefully restored in 2006 using local materials, the barn retains much of its original character with granite lintels, oak beams and Cornish rag slates and yet makes use of modern 'green' technology with solar panels and underfloor heating.... more

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

Tavistock Heritage Trust History & Heritage

The Guildhall Project

Opening Spring 2021, the nineteenth century Guildhall has been restored and repurposed to serve as the Eastern Gateway to the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. A fantastic way to begin your... 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

Hotel Endsleigh Gardens Houses & 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... 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

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

Bull Pen Gallery, Cotehele Cotehele Gallery Arts & Crafts

Cotehele's Bull Pen Gallery.

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

Golf at China Fleet Country Club Active & Outdoors

With a par 72 parkland course, enjoy a challenging round of golf including holes with water hazards, tree lined fairways & 3 holes where out of bounds comes into play. Our 14th... 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

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