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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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Canoe Tamar Adventures, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Canoeing, Cornwall, Devon, Dogs Welcome, Family Attractions, Guided Tours, Messing About on the River Canoeing on the Tamar towards Calstock Viaduct

The ideal family activity. Canoe Tamar offer daily guided Canadian canoe trips along the tranquil River Tamar.

Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at St Mellion Golf

"To this day, I don't think there is another course like it in the UK. I am pleased St Mellion continues to offer a first class golf experience for its members and guests...I knew it was going to be good."
- Jack Nicklaus

Tavistock Festival (t/a Tavistock Music & Arts Festival Art Schools & Workshops, Artists & Galleries, Arts Centres, Cornwall, Devon, Guided Tours, Heritage, Live Music, Museums

The company (not for profit) runs an annual Festival in the spring each year, as well as the Friends of the Festival organising a number of events to support our funds throughout the year.

The Garden House Devon, Gardens, Heritage, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops

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

Buckland Abbey Garden and Estate (The National Trust) Devon, Gardens, Heritage, National Trust, Stately Homes, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Walks in the Country

A thirteen century Cistercian monastery converted into a Tudor house that became the home of Sir Francis Drake.

Plymouth Boat Trips Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cornwall, Devon, Family Attractions, Fishing, Guided Tours, Heritage, Messing About on the River, Public Transport

Fishing Trips, Ferry service and Cruising.

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.

Hidden Valley Cafes, Cornwall, Family Attractions, Weddings

Hidden Valley presents its fantastic new attraction: The Forbidden Mansion, a maze of rooms, passageways, secret doors and much more.

The Terrace Art Artists & Galleries, Devon, Restaurants with Character

The Gallery at the Terrace is a very dynamic place with a fast growing reputation for excellent and varied work, realistically priced in a beautiful, stylish and multi faceted environment.

Launceston Steam Railway Cornwall, Family Attractions, Heritage, Steam, Trains, Vintage

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.

Lakeside Gallery Artists & Galleries, Arts Centres, Cornwall, Luxury Goods and Gifts

The art of Linda and Roger Garland. Permanent Tolkien Collection, seventy commissioned artworks illustrating The Lord of The Rings for the original publisher. Originals, limited editions, etchings, books and cards for sale.

The Charles Causley Festival 2015 Art Schools & Workshops, Artists & Galleries, Cornwall, Guided Tours, Heritage, Museums

The Charles Causley Festival is Launceston's Festival of Literature and the Arts and this year runs from the 12th to the 14th June.  We are supported using public funding by the Arts Council of England and many other local businesses.

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.

Jane's Floral Designs, Art Gallery and Gifts Artists & Galleries, Cornwall, Florists, Jewellery, Luxury Goods and Gifts, Weddings

Jane's Floral Designs offers free delivery to Callington, Saltash, Liskeard, Launceston and Tavistock.

Port Eliot Artists & Galleries, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Gardens, Heritage, Stately Homes, Walks in the Country Port Eliot

Port Eliot, a Grade 1 listed house and grounds, opened to the public for the first time in March 2008. Home to the Eliot family since 1564 Port Eliot is one of the most magical and hidden stately homes in England with a long and fascinating history.

Lawrence House Museum Cornwall, Heritage, Museums, Vintage

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.

Siblyback Lake Country Park Adventures, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cafes, Canoeing, Climbing, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Extreme Sports, Family Attractions, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Walks in the Country, Wildlife Windsurfing at Siblyback Lake

Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake, including miles of walks, cycle trails, excellent bird watching, children's play areas and a cafe overlooking the water.

Dante Summer Festival Cornwall, Devon, Live Music

The Dante Summer Festival - Bringing Music to Life from the 6th to the 10th July 2015

St Leonards Equitation Centre Cornwall, Riding, Adventures

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

Saltram House (National Trust) Devon, Heritage, Cafes, Walks in the Country, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Gardens, Stately Homes, National Trust, Birdwatching, Dogs Welcome

Georgian mansion. Fine collections of paintings and ceramics. Garden with romantic follies. Landscaped park. Restaurant, shops. Varied walks and year-round events. Open daily, house closed Fridays and Nov – March.