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Things to Do in the Tamar Valley

As well as our various places to visit and things to do, don't forget to check out our Festivals page.

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Launceston Castle - English Heritage Castles, Cornwall, 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.

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.

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.

Callington School of Art Art Schools & Workshops, Cornwall

Residential Art School offering mainly 3 or 6 day course in various media. Studio work and location work in the Tamar Valley.

Barn Climbing Centre Devon, Climbing, Extreme Sports, Family Attractions, Adventures

Indoor climbing centre. Open 7 days a week. All ages. Full range of ability catered for.

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.

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.

Fly Fishing at the Arundell Arms Fishing, Messing About on the River

Fly fishing on the River Tamar and tributaries. Salmon, brown trout and sea trout. Expert tuition. Tackle shop. Day tickets and courses available to hotel residents and non-residents.

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.

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.

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.

Cotehele (National Trust) Adventures, Art Schools & Workshops, Artists & Galleries, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cafes, Canoeing, Chutneys & Preserves, Cider & Beer, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Family Attractions, Fun for toddlers, Garden Centres, Gardens, Heritage, Juices & Cordials, Live Music, Museums, National Trust, Public Transport, Restaurants with Character, Stately Homes, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Vintage, Walks in the Country, Wildlife 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.

Dante Summer Festival Cornwall, Devon, Live Music

The Dante Summer Festival - Bringing Music to Life from the 10th to the 15th July 2017 at St German's, Calstock, Callington, Launceston and Tavistock.

J D Motorcycle Tours UK Adventures, Artists & Galleries, Cafes, Cornwall, Devon, Guided Tours, Heritage, Museums, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops

Are you looking for an adventure on a motorcycle?

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

Callington Mural Trail Cornwall, Artists & Galleries

Callington Mural Trail is unique in Cornwall. Artists, both amateur and professional have enlivened many walls of the town with a fascinating mixture of colourful and interesting murals.

St Leonards Equitation Centre Cornwall, Riding, Adventures

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

Around the Valley Tours Adventures, Artists & Galleries, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Castles, Cider & Beer, Cornwall, Devon, Dogs Welcome, Family Attractions, Gardens, Guided Tours, Heritage, Messing About on the River, Museums, National Trust, Pub Grub, Public Transport, Pubs & Inns, Stately Homes, Steam, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Trains, Vintage, Walks in the Country, Wildlife 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 Cafes, Castles, Cornwall, Gardens, Heritage

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

The Doc Martin Experience Cornwall, 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.

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.

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