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The Tamar Valley has a great range of places to eat out. You'll find restaurants from Launceston to Plymouth, using fresh local produce and often with wonderful views to enjoy while you have your meal.

The Horn of Plenty Restaurant WiFi, Free Parking, Devon, Real Fire, Wheelchair Accessible, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Evening Meals Available, Great Views

The Horn of Plenty has been thrilling guests for over 50 years with some of the South West's very best food, stunning views and elegant surroundings.

Tavistock Library

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 story time, Bounce and Rhyme for babies and toddlers and after school Lego Club. The Home Ed group meets at the library every Tuesday morning and there is a regular Chatterbooks reading group, plus lots more going on over the summer holidays.

Just Be Coffee and Wine Lounge

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 coffees or teas or sampling from our extensive list of fine wines and craft beers. 

Lawrence House Museum

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 old Southern Railway Station, a toy room with toys to play with and one dedicated to Launceston's famous sons,: John Couch Adams, astromomer & discoveror of Neptune, Philip Gidley King, early Governor of New South Wales, Charles Causley, poet & broadcaster and William Wise, herbalist & plant collector.

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.

Morwellham Quay

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

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.

Bere Ferrers Station Heritage Centre

Tamar Belle Heritage Centre at Bere Ferrers Station on the Tamar Valley Rail Line incorporates imaginatively converted vintage railway carriages in an authentic railway environment. Heritage, Holidays & Hospitality.

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.

Launceston Town Hall and Guildhall

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.   We have 18 round tables which seat up to ten, 300 comfortable red and gilt chairs, and 22 black and gilt chairs.  Trestle tables and other chairs are also available.  All hires include use of our cutlery, crockery and glasses if required. Full disabled access. Fully disabled access throughout.

Take a Trip on the Tamar Valley Line

The Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Gunnislake.

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.

Andrew Thompson Heritage

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.

Tavistock Town Council

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

Saltash Heritage Trail

Saltash Heritage Trail, including: Town Museum; Brunel's famous Royal Albert Bridge over the Tamar; Elliott's historic shop, and Mary Newman's Cottage. Pre-booked tours to include entry to museums. Please telephone.

The Charles Causley Festival

2018’s annual Charles Causley Festival (the 9th one!) is on its way, with an attractive and varied programme offering something for everyone. It runs from the evening of Thursday 31 May  until the evening of Sunday 3 June 2018.

The headline opening attraction for this year is the well-known and well-loved poet and broadcaster, Roger McGough — accompanied by LITTLe MaCHINe, firm Festival favourites who have supported headline poets in previous Causley Festivals. 

Countryman Cider

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

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

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.

Coombe Trenchard House & Gardens WiFi, Free Parking, Devon, Real Fire, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, For larger groups

Coombe Trenchard is a country house wedding venue like no other. 

An Edwardian private house on Dartmoor in Devon, offering exclusive use in a characterful home originally designed by Walter Sarel for entertaining (see its totally unique Disappearing Wall). Owners Sarah and Philip have lovingly restored this Arts & Crafts beauty, and enjoy sharing it with others.

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.

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