Calstock on the River Tamar is well worth a visit with Cotehele just further upstream also not to be missed.

The Tamar Valley

The Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is definitely an all year round destintation for holidays and short breaks. Visit in spring to see the fascinating flora and fauna emerging, spend a hot summer's day canoeing on the meandering River Tamar, delight in the array of autumnal woodland colours or take a bracing walk on a crsip winter's day before returning to a roaring log fire.

Here in this delightful location between Devon and Cornwall, accommodation is plentiful, there is something to suit every budget. Large family gatherings down to the single guest can find cottages, campsites, hotels and bed and breakfast in historic towns, charming villages and peaceful countryside.

There's so much to see and explore, National Trust properties such as Cotehele, set high above the Tamar, gardens, historic locations, attractions, walking, cycling, arts and crafts, all located within the valley's Cornish and Devon towns, villages and countryside.

Why not try a new activity or simply indulge in doing something you really enjoy? There are mountain bike trails, long distance walks, fishing, horse riding, an indoor climbing wall and not forgetting Tree Surfing; a tree top eco trail which gets you much closer to nature and tests your nerve!

This is an area rich with archeaological and mining heritage. Morwellham Quay provides an fascinating insight into life in a bygone era. Engine houses and chimneys remain from an age when over a hundred mines produced silver, tin, copper and arsenic. The Tamar Trails provides over 25km of brand new routes to help you explore the area either on foot, mountain bike or on horse.

Situated within the region are the four towns of the Tamar Valley. Launceston to the north, Tavistock to the east, Callington to the west and Saltash to the south, from where theTamar winds on towards Plymouth. Each of these ancient towns offers its own unique history and heritage to experience during your stay. Museums, hstoric buildings, town trails and local attractions as well as shops, local foods, arts, crafts and an excellent choice of places to eat are waiting to be discovered.

Enjoy a care free day out and take the train from Gunnislake to Plymouth on The Tamar Valley Line, travel through rolling countryside, alongside the Tamar and over the viaduct at Calstock, past the historic Royal Naval dockyard and on to Plymouth, Devon

Trails from the Track is a free walks pack, available from Launceston Tourist Information Centre, that provides information on circular walks from the stations along the Tamar Valley Line, an excellent way to explore the interesting villages in this scenic area.

More places to visit in and around Launceston

Launceston

Launceston

Towards Bodmin Moor

Towards Bodmin Moor

Towards Devon

Towards Devon

The Tamar Valley

The Tamar Valley