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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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Trax & Trails Cornwall, Extreme Sports, Shooting, Adventures

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weir Quay Boatyard Devon, Fishing, Messing About on the River

Traditional Boatyard offering temporary and permanent moorings and storage for all kinds of yachts and boats.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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 Doc Martin Experience Cornwall, Guided Tours

From the quaint fishing village of Port Isaac to the wild and rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor, an individually designed one day tour that promises to give you a Doc Martin experience you will never forget.

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.

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.

Tavistock Music and Arts Festival Art Schools & Workshops, Artists & Galleries, Arts Centres, Cornwall, Devon, Guided Tours, Heritage, Live Music, Museums

Two Months of Music, Art and Literary Events in Devon’s Top Award Winning Market Town
From 21st April to 7th May 2018

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.

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