The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Known to be the oldest pub in Launceston, call in for traditional ales and a warm welcome. The pub has many original features including a roaring log fire to keep you toasty in winter.
Just along the coast from the busy resort of Bude, Widemouth is a long, long stretch of sand backed by high cliffs. Unusual rock formations on the beach are a magnet for climbers while the Atlantic surf brings bodyboarders, kayakers and surfers here in their hundreds. Widemouth Bay is home to a scattering of houses, pubs, cafes and restaurants but there remains a definitive sense of having strayed off the beaten path here. There is a section open to dogs all year round, loads of parking and several surf schools.
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 five mile walk follows fields and country lanes from Lifton to Launceston. It should take you about two hours to walk and you can park on Fore Street, Lifton, where the walk starts. Click the Visit Dartmoor website link for further details.
Launceston is almost entirely contained within its ancient original walls and has some unique architecture, including the imposing castle ruins that peer over the town.
Launceston is an upbeat town with a fascinating history and good range of shops. I recommend the castle, if you don't mind heights!
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.
Bar and restaurant in a Grade II listed building, parts of which date back to the 1600s.
A lovely spot and well worth a visit
Lovely pub / restaurant
Nice friendly pub where we had dinner once and went for drinks a couple of times. Small cosy pub area. Food was very nice. Staff are very friendly. We felt welcome. Quiz night on Tuesdays twice a month.
Good food. Will allow dogs in the bar. Themed food nights are held on alternate Tuesdays.
Mr G. Brown
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).
With a fistfull of awards including Taste of the West Gold 2016 and AA two Rosettes, pop in for delicious food created using food from local suppliers. You'll receive a warm welcome in contemporary surroundings.
A grand country house hotel with the added bonus of a pub for classic pub grub. Well worth a visit for afternoon tea.
The Arundell Arms
A good luch stop if you are en route to somewhere as its just off the A30. A very traditional country house hotel/restaurant with a hunting, shooting, fishing theme. They do great lunch baguettes and lovely home made shortcake with coffee. Excellent loos too!
This 300-year-old coaching inn serves great food with traditional and good service.
- A Fox-Edwards
Articles | From around the area
Places to Go
Things to do
Stories & Characters
Things to do