The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A popular Cornish pub offering a menu created from local season produce. There's outdoor seating for warmer months and a real fire to keep you warm in winter. Dogs and their humans are made very welcome.
Take the cliff path past Britain Cove and then a winding steep path to Eglarooze Beach. From there you will need to scramble over the rocks to reach the two coves of Beak's Horn Beach but take great care not to get cut off by the tide. The beach is rocky with some sand at low tide.
This walk is a nine and a half mile section (5) of the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail which starts from the Milton Abbot village post office and takes you through valleys and over hills with stunning views of Bodmin Moor. Follow the directions on the Web site but remember to arrange return transport unless you are planning to walk back.
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!
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.
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!
Dine on exquisite traditional English food in the former home of the Duke of Bedford. The gardens are open to the public.
Expensive but worth it!
Wonderful setting, beautiful house. It's expensive luxury for dinner but afternoon tea is well worth it. Be sure to book ahead.
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.
A medieval house in amazing condition, with fabulous collections of armour, textiles and furniture from the period. The estate is open daily from dawn to dusk throughout the year, dogs are welcome in the grounds and there's miles of woodland paths and countryside to explore.
This is one of the most beautiful houses in UK. Well worth a visit.
Stoic British carried on in AWFUL weather!
Wonderful House, Gardens, grounds and shops..AWFUL half term weather, but we braved it all! NB the house has NO electric lights so visibility in the house is limited on dull days!. Mill lovely and the walk down from the house through the gardens and past the chapel to the quay side and then the mill was lovely....a little slippery in places as it a little steep in parts and was SO wet..but we all remained upright! Lovely Cornish ice creams at the Quay and great bread flour can be bought at the mill shop. Hurrah for the VERY helpful and lovely mini bus driver who can ferry any less able bodies around the 3 sites...
Cotehele is a beautiful National Trust property - I recommend walking the wider estate, including the folly behind the property which gives you a bird's eye view for miles! The walk down through the quay to the mill is stunning, and the waterwheel and mill race is currently being renovated, which is an interesting project. You can even buy flour that has been milled on site.
A medieval gem with a magical garden sloping down to the Tamar. Plenty of walks on the Estate. Highly recommended are the scones at the restaurant on Cotehele Quay - just the thing at the end of a stroll along the river.
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