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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
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.

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

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

Cornish Welcome Tours Guided Tours

Cornish Welcome Tours aim to provide tours which cater for whatever interest you may have. These may include History and Historic Houses, Film location tours such as Poldark, Doc Martin or Rosamund Pilcher Tours, Antiques, Gardens, Art, Golf,... more

Carpenters Arms Pubs

A charming 15th century pub located in the picturesque village of Metherell, in the middle of the stunning Tamar Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Just 5 minutes drive from the historic, beautifully preserved, Tudor Cotehele House (... more

Endsleigh Gardens Nursery Endsleigh Gardens Nursery - heritage apple Nurseries & Garden Centres

Endsleigh Garden Nursery is set in an old walled garden in woods above the River Tamar. It was once part of the Duke of Bedford's estate at Endsleigh.

We grow a wide range of grafted trees and are particularly proud of our extensive... more

Kite Vision Kite Vision Logo Business Services

Kite Vision is a Video and Photography production company located on the border of Devon and Cornwall, specialising in Aerial technology.

- Property
- Golf
-Weddings
- Event coverage
- Business promotion
-... more

Morwellham Quay History & Heritage

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

Set in 150 acres adjacent to the River Tamar you can:

  • explore the cottages, school and shops of 1860
  • board the Tamar Ketch... more
Tamar Trails Festival Festivals

It’s been 20 years since the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated. To celebrate this milestone, the AONB team have organised a 5-day Tamar Trail Festival from 26th to 30th August 2015 culminating  in a special day... more

New Mills Farm Park Active & Outdoors

The only farm park where you can come by car or steam train! (Steam railway starting in Newport, Launceston is a separate company - their own charges apply)

Based at New Mills, just outside Launceston in North Cornwall, we... more

China Fleet Weddings Wedding Venues

China Fleet Country Club is the perfect wedding venue in Cornwall for couples and their guests, nestled in Saltash on the Cornwall and Devon border the China Fleet Country Club is truly a hidden gem of the South... 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

Pentillie Castle and Estate 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

Burrator Reservoir View of Burrator Active & Outdoors

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... more

Kit Hill Country Park Active & Outdoors

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. Stunning views over the... more

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre History & Heritage

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

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

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

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

Poldark Tours Guided 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... more

Coombe Trenchard House & Gardens Bed & Breakfast

Surrounded by over 100 acres of its own parkland and woodland, Coombe Trenchard is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of West Devon. Explore the formal gardens and see the restoration of these Edwardian gardens unfold.

Just 3... 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

Port Eliot Weddings ALT="wedding venues in cornwall" Wedding Venues

For some, Port Eliot can be a retreat of tranquility and magic for others it can become a fantastical pleasure ground of music, drums and laughter.

An extraordinary marriage begins in an extraordinary location. Port Eliot hosts bespoke... more

Antony House (National Trust) Houses & Gardens

Faced in silver-grey Pentewan stone and flanked by colonnaded wings of mellow brick, this classically beautiful house is a beguiling mixture of the formal and informal. Still the home of the Carew Pole family, it contains fine collections of... 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

Cotehele Gallery Cotehele Gallery Arts & Crafts

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)

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

The Garden House Houses & Gardens

An enchanting, terraced walled garden set around romantic 16th century vicarage ruins. Quarry, cottage and South African gardens in naturalistic style giving glorious year-round colour. Rhododendrons, camellias, and spring bulbs, wisteria bridges... more

The Doc Martin Experience 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.

Doc Martin Tours is a subsidiary... more

J D Motorcycle Tours UK Guided Tours

We are Joe & DI - a husband and wife team who are combining our experience and passion for travel, adventure, history, scenery, local places, meeting people and riding bikes to form unique ‘tour experiences’ in Devon & Cornwall for you to... more

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