The beauty of the Tamar Valley has drawn many artists over the years, from nationally and internationally important artists like J.M.W. Turner, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Robert Lenkiewicz and Beryl Cook to the many contemporary artists who make their homes here. And if you're artistic yourself and looking to improve your technique, why not come here for an artistic holiday and pay a visit to one or more of our art schools and workshops?
|Business Name||Places to stay / Eat|
|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)
|The Wharf Cafe and Bar||Cafes||
Coffee Shop and Licensed Bar
Our warm, welcoming coffee shop is the perfect place to meet and enjoy excellent refreshments and light lunches. We are fully licensed and serve a wide range of food and drink throughout the day, including:... 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
|Around the Valley Tours||Guided Tours||
Walks, talks and boat train and coach trips can be organised for individuals, small parties, wedding guests and special interest groups up and down the valley, from Plymouth to Bude via Launceston and of course further afield.
The ... more
|Callington School of Art||Arts & Crafts||
Residential Art Courses
Residential Art School offering mainly 3 or 6 day course in various media. Studio work and location work in the Tamar Valley
4 star B & B
|Tavistock Town Council||History & Heritage||
Tavistock Town Council is responsible for the museums and gardens of Tavistock and for the pannier market. The Town Hall can be hired for functions and for weddings.
|Tavistock Festival (t/a Tavistock Music & Arts Festival||Festivals||
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 15th Festival in 2017 again features concerts... more
|The Charles Causley Centenary Festival 2017||Festivals||
The Charles Causley Festival is Launceston's Festival of Literature and the Arts and this year runs from the 1st to the 5th of June. We are supported using public funding by the Arts Council of England and many other local businesses.... more
|Tavistock Pannier Market||Local Markets||
Nestled behind the Town Hall, and just off the busy high street, there is a shoppers' paradise and one of the hidden gems of Tavistock. In the centre of this beautiful pedestrianised area you will find the historic Pannier Market surrounded by... more
|The Wharf Arts Centre||Arts Centres & Music Venues||
The Wharf is located between the River Tavy and Tavistock Canal. It was built in the 18th century as a busy industrial centre, and was converted to its present form by the... more
|Cotehele (National Trust)||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
|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
|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
|Callington Mural Trail||Arts & Crafts||
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.
The on-going project already with 14 murals and more... more
|Port Eliot Estate||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
|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.
|Drawn to the Valley||Arts & Crafts||
The Drawn to the Valley project brings together professional artists from the beautiful Tamar Valley, where the boundaries of Devon and Cornwall meet.
Our aims are to promote art within the area for the benefit of both the public and the... 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
Serving morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas. Catering for private daytime parties. Dogs welcome in the garden seating area and in the tea-room during winter months.
Special afternoon tea on Sundays (3-4.45pm) in the Long Room... 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
|Cowslip Workshops||Arts & Crafts||
Cafe & Shop. Patchwork Studio/ Decorative Art workshops & classes
Cowslip Workshops is situated on a small family-run organic farm, with stunning views of Launceston and Dartmoor beyond.
At Cowslip Workshops you can relax,... 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
|The Wharf Conference Centre||Conference Venues||
CANAL ROAD MEETING ROOMS - THREE GREAT TRAINING SPACES
The Centre consists of three delightful rooms, sensitively created within an 18th Century listed building. originally built for John Taylor of the... more
|Lakeside Gallery||Arts & Crafts||
Lakeside Gallery was established in 1989 by Linda and Roger Garland primarily to exhibit their own work, but also to promote book illustration as a serious art form and to make it accessible to a wider audience. The work of Seth Garland (son),... more