The beauty of the Tamar Valley has drawn many artists over the years, from nationally and internationally important artists like J.M.W. Turner, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Robert Lenkiewicz and Beryl Cook to the many contemporary artists who make their homes here. And if you're artistic yourself and looking to improve your technique, why not come here for an artistic holiday and pay a visit to one or more of our art schools and workshops?
|Business Name||Places to stay / Eat|
|Cotehele (National Trust)||Houses & Gardens||
Cotehele is a National Trust-owned Tudor house with extensive garden, orchards, estate, quay and working water mill. Look out for family activities and other events.
The garden and estate walks are open daily throughout the year. Dogs are... more
|Tre Pol & Pen||Food & Drink||
Cornish. prefix. /homestead/
We believe... more
|Tavistock Pannier Market||Local Markets||
Nestled behind the Town Hall, and just off the busy high street, there is a shoppers' paradise and one of the hidden gems of Tavistock. In the centre of this beautiful pedestrianised area you will find the historic Pannier Market surrounded by... more
Serving morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas. Catering for private daytime parties. Dogs welcome in the garden seating area and in the tea-room during winter months.
Special afternoon tea on Sundays (3-4.45pm) in the Long Room... more
|Bull Pen Gallery, Cotehele||Arts & Crafts||
Cotehele's Bull Pen Gallery.
A showcase of ever-changing high quality craft from professional West Country Makers.
|Drawn to the Valley||Arts & Crafts||
The Drawn to the Valley project brings together professional artists from the beautiful Tamar Valley, where the boundaries of Devon and Cornwall meet.
Our aims are to promote art within the area for the benefit of both the public and the... more
|Barn Restaurant at Cotehele||Restaurants||
Originally a 15th century tithe barn. Specialises in locally sourced, seasonal food. Patio seating available. Licensed. Open daily mid-Feb to 31st December (except 25th and 26th December). Private Parties welcome. Dogs welcome in the patio.
|Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre||History & Heritage||
Nestling in the peaceful Devon countryside, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre offers a unique indoor opportunity to view and experience our fairground heritage.
Working fairground rides alongside traditional games and sideshows combine... more
|Callington Mural Trail||Arts & Crafts||
Callington Mural Trail is unique in Cornwall. Artists, both amateur and professional have enlivened many walls of the town with a fascinating mixture of colourful and interesting murals.
The on-going project already with 14 murals and more... more
|Coombe Trenchard Gardens||Houses & Gardens||
Coombe Trenchard house and gardens was designed in 1906 by architect Walter Sarel, with terraces, garden buildings, paths and bridges. Still a work in progress, forgotten paths, woodland garden, water gardens and the pattern of long forgotten... more
|Coombe Trenchard House & Gardens||Wedding Venues||
Only a small number of weddings and special occasion celebrations are held at Coombe Trenchard each year, so your day will be an individual experience designed especially for you. Sarah loves to help each couple's dream happen for them, and will... more
|Tavistock Library||Arts & Crafts||
Tavistock Library is located opposite the bus station, close to the Wharf and town centre. The library offers a fun and vibrant environment, with a warm welcome to everyone. There are lots of activities for children including... more
|Around the Valley Tours||Guided Tours||
Walks, talks and boat train and coach trips can be organised for individuals, small parties, wedding guests and special interest groups up and down the valley, from Plymouth to Bude via Launceston and of course further afield.
The ... more
|Cowslip Workshops||Arts & Crafts||
Cafe & Shop. Patchwork Studio/ Decorative Art workshops & classes
Cowslip Workshops is situated on a small family-run organic farm, with stunning views of Launceston and Dartmoor beyond.
At Cowslip Workshops you can relax,... more
|Tavistock Town Council||History & Heritage||
Tavistock Town Council is responsible for the museums and gardens of Tavistock and for the pannier market. The Town Hall can be hired for functions and for weddings.
|Port Eliot Estate||Houses & Gardens||
The house dates back to the 5th century and further spectacular additions, such as the mural in the Round Room by Robert Lenkiewicz and the maze in the gardens, are more recent. The grounds were landscaped in the 1790s by Humphrey Repton whilst... more
|Tavistock Festival of Music and the Arts||Festivals||
Two weeks of Music, Art and Literary Events in Devon’s Top Award Winning Market Town
|Callington School of Art||Arts & Crafts||
Residential Art Courses
Residential Art School offering mainly 3 or 6 day course in various media. Studio work and location work in the Tamar Valley
4 star B & B
|Calstock Arts||Arts Centres & Music Venues||
Calstock Arts is a community arts centre located in a beautifully converted Chapel on the banks of the River Tamar.
We programme a wide range of events including folk, jazz, classical music, comedy, film, theatre, talks... more
|Andrew Thompson Heritage||Guided Tours||
Andrew Thompson is an archaeologist and historian who has spent his working life exploring, explaining and interpreting the history and heritage of South West England.
He has over 25 years' experience teaching, lecturing and leading... more