We've added this section recently, and will be working hard on adding more information on festivals around the Tamar Valley soon. We already have details of some wonderful festivals that are well worth a visit here:
|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.
|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.
|The Wharf Arts Centre||
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 local council in 1995. Since then it has been privately run as an arts centre offering live music, cinema, theatre and other events.There is also an Art Gallery, a popular Coffee Shop and a Licensed Bar with a uniquie waterside terrace.
|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.
|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.
|J D Motorcycle Tours UK||Cornwall, WiFi, Free Parking, Devon, Public Transport Nearby, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Luggage Transfer Available, Cyclists Welcome, Great Views||
Why not book a stay with Joe & Di - husband and wife team who have lived in the Westcountry for over 20 years.
We are qualified motorcycle trainers and offer Guided Motorcycle Tours with or without accomodation, DIY Motorcycle Tours with accomodation and Accomodation Only options.
We will give you information, tips and inside knowledge, to maximise your stay in the Westcountry, whether you're riding, driving,cycling or on foot.
What to see and do in Devon & Cornwall:
|Callington Mural Trail||
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 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.
|Coombe Trenchard House & Gardens||WiFi, Free Parking, Devon, Real Fire, Walkers Welcome, Romantic Breaks, Stay in a Historic House, Dog Friendly, Cyclists Welcome, Child Friendly, Cafe on site, Evening Meals Available, Great Views, For larger groups||
Coombe Trenchard is a country house wedding venue like no other.
An Edwardian private house on Dartmoor in Devon, offering exclusive use in a characterful home originally designed by Walter Sarel for entertaining (see its totally unique Disappearing Wall). Owners Sarah and Philip have lovingly restored this Arts & Crafts beauty, and enjoy sharing it with others.
|Andrew Thompson Heritage||
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.
|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.
|Coombe Trenchard Gardens||
A beautiful Edwardian house and gardens designed in the 'Arts & Crafts' period with far reaching views of Dartmoor.
|Tavistock Pannier Market||
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 some fantastic independent shops and cafes. Inside the Market building itself you can discover a wide range of traders, artists and crafts people offering a personal service with quality goods at competitive prices.
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)
|Tavistock Music and Arts Festival||
Two Months of Music, Art and Literary Events in Devon’s Top Award Winning Market Town
The 16th annual festival in 2018 again features concerts (of a wide range of musical genres), lectures, art exhibitions and workshops, literary workshops and events, theatrical and dramatic performances and an arts market in Bedford Square, under the presidency of the our new President, Andrew Wilson.
|Around the Valley Tours||
Entertaining and informative guided walks, talks and boat, train and coach trips with Chrissie Le Marchant, local Blue Badge tourist guide.
|Cornish Welcome Tours||
Cornish Welcome Tours offers tailor-made tours of Devon and Cornwall for individuals or small groups.
|Drawn to the Valley||
A grouping of over 150 professional artists and designers based in the Tamar Valley.
Gallery & Shop. Patchwork / Decorative Art workshops & classes. Cowslip Workshops is situated on a small family-run organic farm, with stunning views of Launceston and Dartmoor beyond.