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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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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.

Siblyback Lake Country Park Adventures, Birdwatching, Boat Trips, Cafes, Canoeing, Climbing, Cornwall, Dogs Welcome, Extreme Sports, Family Attractions, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Walks in the Country, Wildlife Windsurfing at Siblyback Lake

Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake, including miles of walks, cycle trails, excellent bird watching, children's play areas and a cafe overlooking the water.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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