The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A 15th century coaching inn serving traditional lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Conveniently located for both north and south Cornwall and within easy reach of Bodmin Moor.
Homely and friendly, good pub food and plentiful!
This is a small rock-bound cove, with a shingle beach and steep cliffs behind, making it very sheltered and extremely hot in the summer. The northern side of the beach is often occupied by naturists - so perhaps not one for Granny and kids to visit!
This five and a half mile walk takes in the countryside and moorlands to Black Rock with panoramic views across West Moor. To add a bit of history to the mix, you'll also pass prehistoric hut circles and tin streamworks. be aware of lifestock and keep dogs on leads if necessary. Take a look at the iwalkcornwall link for full walk details.
Located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Altarnun lies in one of Cornwall’s prettiest valleys and is perfectly located for exploration of the north Cornish coast and Dartmoor. The wild beauty of Bodmin Moor is right on the doorstep, with plenty of excellent walking and panoramic views from the many rocky tors that fill the skyline. Classic granite architecture dominates the village itself, including the rectory which is featured in Daphne du Maurier’s novel ‘Jamaica Inn’, and a 15th century packhorse bridge spans the river that runs through the village.
A 16th century inn a couple of miles from Altarnun, The Rising Sun is a great single-room pub with slate floors and an old oak bar worn smooth by years of resting elbows. Known locally for excellent food served in the bar or restaurant, there is a great selection of real ales, mouth-watering food and a welcoming atmosphere.
Lovely old pub, open fire, slate floors and warm welcome. Lots of good food, locally sourced and cooked with style. Eat filling snacks in the bar or splash out on the full three courses in the restaurant. Also does an excellent Sunday lunch.
This is a really nice, tucked away pub. As well as the main atmospheric pub area, there is a newly refurbished restaurant area, which is more modern in design and nice and spacious. The food is lovely, reasonably priced and the service is friendly and good. Lots of nice fish dishes on the specials board!
The food is fantastic very good value for money.
Traditional farmhouse food, homecooked on the Aga. Good vegetarian and gluten-free options are usually available here.
A great little find
We stopped here for afternoon tea and cake. The have a lovely selection of fresh food, cake and ice cream. There is a lovely terrace and a little garden with views over the valley. A great place for a quick bite to eat.
Perfect for lunch
My favourite place for lunch. All local and organic, with their own home grown vegetables and salads. Beautiful patchwork on display with a shop where you can buy materials and gifts. Book for one of Jo's patchwork courses if you're here when one is on.
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.
The sanctuary is home to orphaned otters and also runs an otter breeding programme, don't miss feeding time at 12pm and 3pm. There are other animals to see including fallow deer, wallabies, muntjac, and a variety of bird of prey.
The Otter Sanctuary is a lovely day out for adults and children alike. We enjoyed watching the otters being fed and listening to the knowledgeable staff talk about them. We strolled throught the woodland, fed deer, patted the rabbit and held a kestrel. There are plenty of places to enjoy a picnic and also a lovely cafe.
Tamar Otter Park
A great place to visit with children. An enclosed wooded walk area where the deer and wallabies are free to roam. Watch the otters swimming about and being fed. A lovely place for a picnic or alternatively there is The Countryman Inn at the end of the road that serves great food.
A woodland park with a miniature railway and ‘Crystal Challenge’ treasure hunts.
A great little discovery
Three generations of our family visited and we had a great day out spending approx. 5 hours at the park. The mansion house if fun and quirky, the children loved the hidden tunnels to clamber through. The trails were both engaging and entertaining for children and adults. The interactive exhibits were good fun and the play area miniature train ride added to a fun day out. They also serve nice food and refreshments in the cafe.
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