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.
|Tamar Valley Donkey Park & Sanctuary||
Open daily Easter to end September. October open Thursday thru Sunday (Daily half term week). November to March open weekends and all school holidays. All weather attraction and Cornwall’s only donkey sanctuary situated in the beautiful Tamar Valley.
|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.
|Dining at China Fleet Country Club||Cornwall, Swimming Pool, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Child Friendly||
Passionate about creating a great dining experience, the China Fleet chefs work hard to create exciting menus, filled with interesting and unique dishes. Our 'buy local' policy supports our passion for great-quality produce and is at the heart of all we do.
|Roadford Lake Country Park||
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.
|Cotehele boat trips||
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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele or ring 01579 351346 for details and to book.
|Barn Restaurant at Cotehele||
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.
|Hotel Endsleigh Gardens||
It’s Little Wonder
that the Duke of Bedford, who two centuries ago owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his hunting and fishing lodge. Overlooking the River Tamar and beyond into Cornwall, Endsleigh, now owned by Olga Polizzi, is set in 108 acres of gardens, woodlands, follies and grottos created by Humphrey Repton.
Designed 200 years ago this was one of Humphry Repton’s last commissions and brings together a multitude of landscaping elements for which Repton was renowned.
Hidden Valley presents its fantastic new attraction: The Forbidden Mansion, a maze of rooms, passageways, secret doors and much more.
|Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre||
Nestling in the peaceful Devon countryside, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre offers a unique indoor opportunity to view and experience our fairground heritage.
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.
|Rowse Holiday Cottages||Cornwall, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Real Fire, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly||
Three luxury, self-catering cottages set in a beautiful, private, 40 acre estate near the Tamar Valley in Cornwall.
|Launceston Steam Railway||
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.
|Plymouth Boat Trips||
Fishing Trips, Ferry service and Cruising.
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.
|Port Eliot Estate||Cornwall, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Free Parking, Public Transport Nearby, Real Fire, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Luggage Transfer Available, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Great Views, For larger groups, By the River||
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.
Paintball and Airsoft Games on a 16 acre purpose built site amongst woodland and by a river.
|Cotehele (National Trust)||
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.
|Gospenheale Barn||Cornwall, WiFi, Working Farm, Pets Not Allowed, Free Parking, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Great Views||
In 2017 Gospenheale Barn won a Visit England ROSE Award for this excellent self catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people. Set 5 miles west of Launceston in a quiet hamlet, the Barn enjoys wonderful views of the North Cornwall countryside.
|Siblyback Lake Country Park||
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.
|Pentillie Castle and Estate||Cornwall, Swimming Pool, WiFi, Free Parking, Real Fire, Wheelchair Accessible, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Licensed, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, By the River||
Pentillie Castle and Estate's private location overlooking the River Tamar sets it apart from other B&B’s, wedding and exclusive hire venues. An elegant 17th century Cornish Castle offering the perfect backdrop for any wedding, special occasion or short stay.