The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
In the heart of the village next door to the church you'll find this famous 12th Century coaching inn. With lots of outdoor seating and a traditional interior with separate dining room call in any time of year.
With a gorgeous wooded valley on one side and wide, rolling ocean on the other, Seaton Beach at the foot of the Hessenford valley is a unspoiled gem. The River Seaton runs across the sand and pebble beach, making a great play area for children and those wanting to paddle through shallower water. At low tide, numerous rock pools are revealed at either end of the beach and a large foreshore is revealed, idyllic walking territory for you and your dog. A cafe, shop and toilets are available and there is disabled access.
Popular family beach with a cafe and a car park. A stream running through the beach gave our kids hours of fun building dams.
The National Trust owned Cadsonbury Wood lines the banks of the meandering River Lynher and gives a choice of 3 colour coded circular walks. Some have wheelchair and pushchair access and there is also a more adenturous route with a strenuous climb to the Iron Age Fort of Cadstonbury from which there are excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
Callington is nowadays a small market town, although it once was the gateway to one of the richest copper mining districts in the world. Behind the town is the 1000ft high Kit Hill, crowned by an 80ft stack built in 1858 for the winding and stamping engine of the Kit Hill Consols mine.
A curious little town with a mixture of shops. The arrival of Tesco's might have killed off the centre a little, but there's certainly no absence of hairdressers! The Trewartha's hardware store is an experience to say the least - prepare to step back in time thirty years! There is little remarkable and would choose to visit Launceston wherever possible.
Explore the magnificent Lanhydrock House. Steeped in history and encompassed by flowing grounds, the castle allows visitors a sneak peek into the lives of both the aristocracy and the servants who lived there. Bikes can be hired to explore the ancient woodlands and peaceful riverside paths, too.
Very interesting Victorian house in lovely surroundings. The guides and volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful. A very enjoyable visit.
Beautiful preserved stately house and garden. Staff helpful and so well run by the National Trust. Well worth a visit.
Excellent Dog Walks
The walk through the woods from The carpark at Respyn to Landhydrock house for a coffee is excellent. Our dog enjoyed the river and the shade of the woods.
Fantastic place to spend a day
The guides in the house were very friendly and knowledgeable. The gardens in spring are beautiful with bluebells everywhere and the spring bushes in full bloom.
Beautiful and interesting
Well worth a visit. The National Trust as usual have brought this lovely house and gardens to life making it an interesting place to visit
Very interesting visit
Excellent for walks and bike trails .
Close to Bodmin but unless you like the steam railway nothing there.
Great place, nice house
A good day out
Lanhydrock House and Gardens are well worth a visit. The house is interesting and well presented and the gardens were a mass of colour when we visited. There are also plenty of woodland walks for those who like to be energetic
So good we went twice :-)
We're NT members so usually visit nearby sites when on holiday. Highlight of this property was the amazing mountain bike trails. We'd brought bikes with us, but did hire mountain bikes for some. Friendly and helpful staff and well marked trails made it the highlight of my 7yo's holiday! We also enjoyed gardens (including Easter egg trail) and house
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the historic Lanhydrock House. First we used the cycle paths which the children (aged 5 and 8) really enjoyed. We then visited the house and gardens and were taken back in time. The children loved following the trails and it kept them entertained. The staff were extremely helpful. A great place to visit.
Well worth a visit
Lanhydrock has something for everyone. The house is really interesting and the friendly guides are knowledgeable about its history. Although I didn't visit the formal gardens on this occasion, I did join an organised estate walk, which was led by rangers who were most informative and, again, very friendly. We had lunch in the restaurant, which was tasty and fairly priced. We would certainly recommend a visit.
Lanhydrock House and Estate is between Bodmin and Lostwithiel The National Trust House provides a wonderful insight into local history and you can also walk the estate, free of charge, by parking in the car park down by the river, close to Respryn. River side footpaths take you through wooded areas which are covered with wild flowers.
After a good walk you can drive towards Lostwithiel, on the back lanes, to the Duchy Nursery for lunch. Not only is it a pleasure to wander among the plants and trees but the shop and restaurant are designed to add ambience to the whole experience. 5 star
The house and grounds are beautiful, quite a sight as you walk down the drive from the car park. The grounds themselves offer lots of different walks, but the one that goes down to the river then back through the woods is my favourite.
Magnificent late Victorian country house with expensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate near Bodmin.
Visiting this house entails a drive, but it will provide you with a full day out. The house itself is fascinating, mostly because it has been wonderfully Victorianised in every detail - the kitchens, dairy and pantries are extensive - and the history of house, as well as that of the last generation of Robartes to live at Lanhydrock, gradually unfolds as you move around the house (with, of course, the help of National Trust volunteers). There are various options for lunch (picnic, cafe, restaurants) and the grounds are a joy to wander around afterwards. There are quizzes for children and the option of driving right up to the gate if a member of your party can't manage the walk down the drive.
- J Wallwork
Well worth a visit for the grounds as well as the house. The kitchens are a real eye opener with all the old utensils. Walk down through the grounds to the River Fowey and the beautiful old Respryn Bridge. If you prefer you can drive down and park beside the bridge. Lovely walks beside the river.
Take the branch line train from Liskeard to Looe, a great day out for the whole family.
A beautiful sunny day by the sunny
We enjoyed a lovely trip by train to Looe (3 adults and 2 children cost in total approx. £10 return). It's about a 10 minute walk from the station to the town but there is lots of lovely shops, quaint narrow streets and activities for children. We went on a trip out to see on a glass bottom boat, but didn't see anything below the water! Crabbing is very popular and a simple kit cost £3 and kept the children entertained for quite a while. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at The Courtyard Bistro. A quick visit to the beach and an ice cream back to the train completed a great day out.
Very scenic journey
A very pretty little branch line that drops dramatically down through the wooded valley. There is always plenty of bird life and wading fowl on the water as you go by, and the walk into Looe from the station is short and level. Highly recommended, lots of pubs and restaurants in Looe make it a nice winter's day trip, with a pub lunch by a real fire an added bonus! You can get off at some of the little stops on the way and do circular walks from those stations.
Great short train journey for the kids to enjoy en route to the beach at Looe. Hot day (no a/c on the train) and was completely packed on the carriages.
The branch line train journey from Liskeard to Looe a fantastic experience for the whole family with plenty of parking at Liskeard Station.
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.
This traditional pub with its flagstone floors is situated in the heart of Duloe. It is very much a huge part of the local community and serves a varied menu for both lunch and dinner.
Visited July 2023
Great food, good choice and good value if you are a foodie. 2nd time we have visited and we would visit again.
Excellent food and friendly efficient service.
All food prepared on site, excellent service and food.
Excellent - under new management
Ignore previous reviews as this gastropub has new management. Excellent food with freshly caught fish available daily as well as other lovely choices. Very friendly owner and staff. Accepts dogs. So good, we went back twice in 3 days.
Really lovely pub the staff are super friendly myself and my husband enjoy our visits and dogs came too
New owners since July 2022
We booked a table at the Plough for the last night of our holiday. The menu changes based on the availability of locally sourced fresh fish and meat. We had line-caught for and John Dorey which were both fantastic. This followed a starter of hand-dived scallops. The staff and owners were very friendly and knowledgeable. Thoroughly recommend this wonderful Gastropub
Definitely the best in the area, Gluten free options as well 👍👍👍👍
Some of the worst food I’ve ever eaten! Memorable for all the wrong reasons
We recently tried the Plough’s answer to Covid-secure dining, the ‘Plough in the park’ and had a wonderful evening! They have set up a marquee/tent outside and created a relaxed festival vibe, with cheerily decorated interior, fantastic attention to detail and focus on hygiene and safety, alongside delicious food! Not to be missed!
Not a pub at all !!
It is important to know that this is not a pub at all !
It is a restaurant.
We went in for a drink and felt uneasy when we were told we could only have a drink at the bar, but there were people having dinner, so it felt awkward.
Not what it seemed
From seeing The Plough and reading about it when booking out cottage it appeared to be a nice family pub. On arrival at our cottage this was the nearest eating place so we went along to get dinner. When we arrived at 5.50pm an it serves food from 6pm. We were first i the restaurant but advised it was fully booked. The manager said she would squeeze us in but needed the table back by 7.30pm (plenty of time so saying that just made us feel unwelcome). The menu is extremely limited an the only bar facility is two stools at a bar in the restaurant. During our visit, a couple of were advised of the bar where they were welcomed to buy a drink however later in our visit a family were turned away being told there was "no bar facility". Overallvery pricey with limited choice of food. Not the local friendly pub we expected.
Set on the south of Bodmin Moor, you are assured of a warm welcome at this traditional homely pub with its roaring fires, selection of local ales and good home cooking.
Shaun and Elizabeth
What a wonderful friendly pub with amazing food. Beamed ceilings and an open fire and woodburner make it a perfect cosy feel. Staff were also friendly and couldn't do enough to make you welcome.
Friendly Local Pub
Wonderful food and service. Very dog friendly inside and out. Great portion sizes. All staff were so friendly and happy to help! Highly recommend
Highly recommend ⭐
Fantastic pub with superb food. Highly recommend the sea bass.
Made to feel very welcome with great staff.
Food only served until 8pm so booking essential.
Lovely pub with really friendly staff.
Good beer and excellent food.
Cosy and lovely food
Family friendly place, with lovely log fires for a wet and cold evening, great homemade food and a fantastic range of gins and tonics too! Highly recommend.
A lovely, refreshingly normal pub with excellent food and friendly staff.
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