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Heritage

If you are looking to explore the great outdoors, we have plenty of it here in the Tamar Valley. The Valley itself is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And not just country walks either - there are plenty of ways to get outdoors and active,from mountain biking to canoeing to treesurfing.

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.

Take a Trip on the Tamar Valley Line

The Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Gunnislake.

Tavistock Town Council

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

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.

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

The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay is open daily from 10am to 4pm. After a brisk walk enjoy a light lunch and a glass of wine or an afternoon cream tea. Your dog is also welcome.

Plymouth Boat Trips

Fishing Trips, Ferry service and Cruising.

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.

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.

The Forgotten Garden of Lewtrenchard

A Woodland Delight

Launceston Castle - English 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.

J D Motorcycle Tours UK

Are you looking for an adventure on a motorcycle?

There’s no better way to discover Devon & Cornwall than on a motorcycle?

Why not book a Guided Motorcycle Tour with Joe & Di - husband and wife team who are trained and qualified Motorcycle Instructors - and experience some of the best riding the West country has to offer?

Our Guided Motorcycle tours through the heart of Devon & Cornwall will take you:

On the magnificent breath-taking wild Atlantic Highway on the North Cornish Coast through seaside towns perched on the cliff edge

Cornish Welcome Tours

Cornish Welcome Tours offers tailor-made tours of Devon and Cornwall for individuals or small groups.

Tavistock Music and Arts Festival

Two Months of Music, Art and Literary Events in Devon’s Top Award Winning Market Town
From 21st April to 7th May 2018

The 16th annual festival in 2018 again features concerts (of a wide range of musical genres), lectures, art exhibitions and workshops, literary workshops and events, theatrical and dramatic performances and an arts market in Bedford Square, under the presidency of the our new President, Andrew Wilson.

Around the Valley Tours Pilgrim walks at Plymouth's Mayflower steps

Entertaining and informative guided walks, talks and boat, train and coach trips with Chrissie Le Marchant, local Blue Badge tourist guide.

Trematon Castle Gardens

In a miniature mediaeval castle lies a minimalist regency villa with a magical garden and magnificent views.

In 2012, garden designers Julian and Isabel Bannerman moved in and began to plant a garden which is intended to play to the Castle’s romantic and pre-Raphaelite glories, the astonishing wild flowers, woodland and orchard, have been intensified with bold borders full of scent, colour, lustre and panache... 

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

Poldark Tours

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. We are passionate about this stunning little corner of the UK and pride ourselves on our enthusiasm and knowledge of the area.

The Garden House

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

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. 

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.

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