The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
This 15th Century Inn on the Tamar river is on the Tamar Trail. Stop off for some traditional home cooking and real ale.
Traditional pub food in a lovely setting
Good traditional pub food, open fires, one side carpeted , the other with old slate floors so it's OK to have muddy boots and dogs. On the Devon side of the Tamar just next to the ancient Horsebridge.
A great traditional pub with a lovely friendly atmosphere and good food. Try the lamb shank if they've got it - it's delicious!
Very traditional but welcoming pub - good home cooked food and a nice open fire. Very atomospheric and popular with the locals - a beautiful setting that would be hard to beat. You must try the beer from the pub's own micro-brewery if you visit.
This sandy cove is quite sheltered and offers a good safe place to swim. There are also great places to snorkel at high tide.
The greater estate is a wonderful place to take your dog. Wander along miles of wooded paths with views of the river and surrounding countryside. Walk to the Old Quay and Discovery Centre or perhaps take a boat trip on the river in summer.
Great Day Out
We had a lovely day out here. So much to see. The walk around the area is free so that is what we did. We also took a picnic so the only expensive is the car park fee. The house, mill and car park are free for National Trust members or £10, £6 and £5. The grounds are well signposted to walk round and it is mostly level. Nice shop and cafe too.
Perched on the banks of the great Tamar River, the historic waterway that divides Devon and Cornwall, Calstock is a pretty village full of whitewashed cottages that tumble down to the water’s edge. The skyline is dominated by an imposing viaduct that spans the river; an endless stream of boats of all shapes and sizes sail through the arches throughout the day. It is impossible to visit Calstock without getting on the water at least once – try a trip on the Tamar Passenger Ferry – a lovely open wooden boat which plies the river between Calstock and the National Trust’s historic Cotehele Quay.
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.
Tree-top ladders, rope bridges and zip wires to get the adrenalin pumping.
My partner & children have done this and they loved it. The staff were fantastic & the place is very well run. Highly recommended.
You'll be spoilt for choice here with walking trails, mountain biking, bike hire, geocaching, tree top activities, bushcraft and canoe trips. Plenty to keep all the family occupied and there's a cafe, perfect for when you need to re-fuel.
Fantastic woodland experiences for everyone.
Everyone can enjoy tree surfing, mountain biking, walking, cycling, running and horse riding along miles of well maintained trails, set amongst the ruins of the tin mining era. A wide variety of walks from level to more challenging take in stunning scenery between the Tamar river and Morwellham Quay.
Big by Dartmoor standards, Tavistock is a town that seems to have everything - fancy restaurants, a historic market, a cinema, lots of shops and some good attractions, too. Plenty to do here on a rainy day.
Lovely to wander around. Independent shops and market stalls. Beautiful river to walk along. Easy to walk into the town or the other way to the larger supermarkets for essentials. We really enjoyed our low key English holiday.
Tavistock - A bit of everything!
What a lovely place! Big enough to have shops like Boots and other high street chains but small enough to retain a independent feel with little boutique gift shops. It made a refreshing change after 5 solid days of holiday gift shops selling mugs and teatowels, to find somewhere that sold normal things!! We still don't know what a pannier market is, even having visited!!! Nice though!
Bustling market town with many independent shops. The Pannier Market is open from Tuesday to Saturday with different stalls each day. Tuesdays are good for bric a brac and antiques. Every other Saturday there is an award winning Farmer's Market in the square. Also an award winning cheeserie. A great place for foodies.
Tavistock is a lovely town with loads of interesting little shops. It's a great way to while away a couple of hours, with a leisurely lunch of course, before heading up on to the moor itself.
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.
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