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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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Drawn to the Valley Artists & Galleries, Cornwall, Devon, Luxury Goods and Gifts

A grouping of over 150 professional artists and designers based in the Tamar Valley.

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.

Cotehele Gallery Artists & Galleries, Arts Centres, Cornwall, Jewellery, Luxury Goods and Gifts, National Trust, Public Transport, Stately Homes, Wool & Textiles Cotehele Gallery

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)

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.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park Cornwall, Heritage, Walks in the Country, Cafes, Boat Trips, Gardens, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Stately Homes, Dogs Welcome

Former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Miraculously the walls of his red stone Tudor House survived a direct hit by bombs in 1941 and it was restored by the Earl in 1958.

Tavistock Town Council Arts Centres, Devon, Heritage, Museums

Tavistock Town Council is responsible for the museums and gardens of Tavistock and for the pannier market.

Gawton Gravity Hub Adventures, Devon, Extreme Sports, Mountain Biking

Gawton Gravity Hub has two sites within the Tamar Valley dedicated to Downhill Mountain Biking. The tracks are highly regarded and widely thought of as being some of the best of the type. To buy a day pass or join as a member visit our website.

Cornish Welcome Tours Artists & Galleries, Arts Centres, Castles, Cornwall, Devon, Fine Dining, Fishing, Gardens, Golf, Guided Tours, Heritage, Museums, National Trust, Pubs & Inns, Riding, Shooting, Stately Homes, Steam, Trains, Walks in the Country

Cornish Welcome Tours offers tailor-made tours of Devon and Cornwall for individuals or small groups.

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.

Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival 2017 Boat Trips, Cafes, Canoeing, Cornwall, Family Attractions, Live Music, Messing About on the River

Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival on 17th and 18th June 2017 is one of the most colourful events held in Cornwall and certainly for South East Cornwall is the most popular annual Regatta.

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.

Paintball Polson Adventures, Cornwall, Extreme Sports, Family Attractions, Shooting

Paintball and Airsoft Games on a 16 acre purpose built site amongst woodland and by a river.

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.

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.

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.

Golf at China Fleet Country Club Birdwatching, Cafes, Cornwall, Devon, Family Attractions, Garden Centres, Gardens, Golf, Hair & Beauty, Pub Grub, Restaurants with Character, Steam, Walks in the Country, Weddings, Wildlife

China Fleet Country Club is a superb 18 hole, parkland golf course designed by Dr Martin Grant Hawtree, located amongst 180 acres of beautiful Cornish Countryside along the River Tamar. Based in Saltash and only a 15 minute drive from Plymouth, our golf course is the perfect location for all Devon and Cornwall golfers, or if you are travelling from further afield you will be impressed by what we have to offer.18 hole golf course at China Fleet Country Club. Driving range, Golf shop, Practice greens Chipping greens & putting green available.

Cotehele boat trips Adventures, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cafes, Cornwall, Family Attractions, Guided Tours, Messing About on the River, Public Transport, Restaurants with Character, Romantic Restaurants, Stately Homes, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Wildlife Nancy Belle on the River Tamar at Cotehele

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.

Launceston Late Night Christmas Shopping Cornwall, Family Attractions, Fun for toddlers, Live Music, Luxury Goods and Gifts

A great opportunity to come and do your Christmas shopping in a wonderfully festive evening atmosphere in this great Cornish market town.

Bere Ferrers Station Heritage Centre Devon, Heritage, Museums, Steam, Trains, Vintage

Tamar Belle Heritage Centre at Bere Ferrers Station on the Tamar Valley Rail Line incorporates imaginatively converted vintage railway carriages in an authentic railway environment. Heritage, Holidays & Hospitality.

Rosamund Pilcher Tours Cornwall, Guided Tours

The route our Rosamunde Pilcher tour takes can be adapted dependant on your accommodation pick up point. Alternatively why not let us take the hassle out of booking your accommodation and stay in a comfortable Bed and Breakfast near Launceston on the Cornwall/Devon border.