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Things to Do in the Tamar Valley

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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.

Tamar Valley Holidays Leisure Activities Cafes, Cornwall

Why not enjoy our Swimming Pools and Gym?

With two swimming pools – the choice is yours!

Sunny out? Head to our heated outdoor splash pool, if not, head inside!

A great place for keeping active, Tamar Valley Resort offers two pools on site:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fishing at Hotel Endsleigh Devon, Fishing, Gardens, Guided Tours, Heritage, Messing About on the River, Walks in the Country

Hotel Endsleigh is a member of the historic Endsleigh Fishing Club and as such can offer guests access to some of the best salmon fishing in England.

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)

Trax & Trails Cornwall, Extreme Sports, Shooting, Adventures

4 x 4 off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery.

Callington School of Art Art Schools & Workshops, Cornwall

Residential Art School offering mainly 3 or 6 day course in various media. Studio work and location work in the Tamar Valley.

Colliford Lake Adventures, Birdwatching, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Fishing, Walks in the Country, Wildlife

Located south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, Colliford is a tranquil lake providing some excellent moorland walks.

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.

Hotel Endsleigh Gardens Devon, Dogs Welcome, Family Attractions, Gardens, Guided Tours, Heritage, Walks in the Country

It’s Little Wonder

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.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre Artists & Galleries, Cafes, Devon, Fairgrounds, Family Attractions, Heritage, Museums, Steam, Take-Away Food, Vintage

Nestling in the peaceful Devon countryside, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre offers a unique indoor opportunity to view and experience our fairground heritage.

St Leonards Equitation Centre Cornwall, Riding, Adventures

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

Roadford Lake Country Park Adventures, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cafes, Canoeing, Climbing, Devon, Dogs Welcome, Extreme Sports, Family Attractions, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Walks in the Country, Wildlife Lakeside Cafe and Function Suite, Roadford Lake

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.

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.

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.

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.

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