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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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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.

Kit Hill Country Park Birdwatching, Climbing, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Heritage, Riding, Walks in the Country

A wild rugged granite hill top famous for it fine views and fascinating history. Kit Hill is a 400 acre Country Park at the highest point in the Tamar Valley and forms a dominating feature to be seen for miles around.

Tamar Valley Donkey Park & Sanctuary Cafes, Cornwall, Family Attractions, Fun for toddlers

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.

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

It’s Little Wonder

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.

Launceston Castle - English Heritage Castles, Cornwall, Heritage

Launceston was the former capital of Cornwall and the castle, commanding the town and surrounding countryside, controlled the main entry route into the county.

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.

Plymouth Boat Trips Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cornwall, Devon, Family Attractions, Fishing, Guided Tours, Heritage, Messing About on the River, Public Transport

Fishing Trips, Ferry service and Cruising.

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.

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.

The Garden House Devon, Gardens, Heritage, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops

An enchanting, terraced walled garden set around romantic 16th century vicarage ruins.

Port Eliot Estate Artists & Galleries, Birdwatching, Cafes, Castles, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Family Attractions, Gardens, Guided Tours, Heritage, Live Music, Museums, Public Transport, Shooting, Stately Homes, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops, Trains, Vintage, Walks in the Country, Weddings, Wildlife Port Eliot Round Room

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.

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:

Cowslip Workshops Art Schools & Workshops, Artists & Galleries, Arts Centres, Cafes, Cornwall, Luxury Goods and Gifts, Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops

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.

Andrew Thompson Heritage Adventures, Artists & Galleries, Castles, Cornwall, Devon, Gardens, Guided Tours, Heritage, Museums, National Trust, Stately Homes, Vintage, Walks in the Country

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.

The Charles Causley Festival Art Schools & Workshops, Artists & Galleries, Cornwall, Family Attractions, Guided Tours, Heritage, Museums, Take-Away Food

2018’s annual Charles Causley Festival (the 9th one!) is on its way, with an attractive and varied programme offering something for everyone.

Barn Climbing Centre Devon, Climbing, Extreme Sports, Family Attractions, Adventures

Indoor climbing centre. Open 7 days a week. All ages. Full range of ability catered for.

Saltash Heritage Trail Cornwall, Guided Tours, Heritage, Museums, Trains

Saltash Heritage Trail, including: Town Museum; Brunel's famous Royal Albert Bridge over the Tamar; Elliott's historic shop, and Mary Newman's Cottage. Pre-booked tours to include entry to museums. Please telephone.

Trematon Castle Gardens Cafes, Castles, Cornwall, Gardens, Heritage

In a miniature mediaeval castle lies a minimalist regency villa with a magical garden and magnificent views.

St Leonards Equitation Centre Cornwall, Riding, Adventures

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

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