A quaint village pub that's been done up for the 21st century with a bar and family-style restaurant. The locals love it for the Sunday Carvery and regular food nights. Visitors love that it caters for little ones and has a beer garden.
This beach lives up to its name, being a very wide stretch of sand which has a section open to dogs all year round. There is lots of parking and several surf schools as it is a great location for watersports.
Widemouth bay is lovely, we've stayed near here a few times and it never disappoints.
Great beach for surfing and swimming due to waves and lifeguards on duty.
This six and a half mile walk, brought to you courtesy of the aa.com website, follows fields and country lanes. It should take you about three hours to walk and you can park on Fore Street where the walk starts. Take a look at the website for further details.
Almost nudging the border of Cornwall, Lifton lies in the folds of the hilly Devon countryside. Despite the fact that Lifton is a small village, it has two major attractions to boast. The first, The Fairground Heritage Centre, is a magical exploration of the history of fairground rides and includes some mesmerizing examples of steam-driven carousels. Holding an entirely different appeal is the nearby Roadford Lake; 730 acres of water draws anglers, watersports enthusiasts, ramblers and cyclists throughout the year.
Straight out of Thomas the Tank Engine, this is a fun-filled excursion whatever the weather. Learn about the little locomotives, or just sit back and enjoy ride.
A quirky little train journey! We were glamping at Western Meadows (near New Mill Farm Park) and caught the quaint little steam train from the Farm Park into the town of Launceston for a look around. The children loved the 2 mile journey through countryside, it really did feel like we were stepping back in time.
Spend an afternoon plucking plump, juicy strawberries in the fields, then try to resist the aroma of freshly baked bread and hot pies luring you into the Barn farmhouse restaurant. If you want to stock up on West Country produce, the farm shop is bursting at the seams with local goodies.
Lovely fresh produce
Pick your own strawberries and buy one of their home made pies for supper.
You just can't beat pick your own Strawberries, they taste gorgeous and with a traditional farm shop alongside that sells everything you could possibly want, with the added bonus of it all being locally sourced and home-grown, you have to pay them a visit.
Great for a Sunday roast, and then you can pick up locally sourced veg, meat and bread straight out of the oven.
The ice cream is highly recommended and the restaurant's worth a visit.
A Farm Shop with a difference.
Whether you want coffee and cake, a full blown roast lunch, a Cornish pasty or Saffron buns - this is the place - the cafe is open every day (you will need to get there early for Sunday lunch). Cooked on the premises the pies, pastries and cakes are to die for. The farm shop always has a good selection of fresh seasonal produce and the butcher's counter has a wide variety of locally farmed meat. For those of you with a cold box there are also pasties, pies, veg and fruits available from the freezer. Well worth a quick detour off the A30.
The impressive keep sits high above the town, with a display charting its 1,000 years of history.
A lovely ruin!
It's worth climbing to the top of the keep (which sits on a huge mound) for the lovely views. The grounds are a good place to picnic (having bought a pasty at the baker's in the town).
An indoor climbing wall with bouldering and leading, plus a fully- equipped climbing gear shop. Taster sessions with qualified instructors available.
Good rainy day fun
The best climbing wall in the SouthWest. There is also a giant boulder for free climbing. Great for children and adults alike - and they make good coffee too!
Take a peek at the Tolkien Collection - 70 paintings and drawings commissioned by the original publishers of Tolkien’s books.
A must for Tolkien fans
Amazing pictures from the Lord of the Rings.
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