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There is so much to keep you occupied near Tamar Valley Resort

Take a look at some of the suggested local activities below or ask our local staff for more suggestions.

The area is rural and best explored on foot, bike or by car but we can arrange taxis for you too – just ask at Reception.


Calstock is a picturesque village situated right on the River Tamar with an impressive viaduct running across the valley.
It is a great place to start a walking or cycling tour around the valley, taking in the breathtaking views and peaceful scenery.

Tamar Valley Donkey Park

Cornwall’s only donkey sanctuary and located within 10 minutes walk from Honicombe, the Tamar Valley Donkey Park houses over 25 donkeys on site.
The attraction is also home to goats, ferrets, pigs, sheep, rabbits, chickens and an adventure playground.
Why not adopt a donkey to help with the costs of looking after these gentle animals.


Enchanted and remote, Cotehele is a Medieval House that was owned by the Edgecumbe family for almost six centuries.
It has beautiful walks and gardens leading down to the river Tamar, from which you can take a boat trip. Superb collections of original furniture, armour and tapestries are housed in its rooms.


A classic West Country Market town and a shoppers delight with local produce and independent shops.
Situated on the South West edge of the Dartmoor National Park and a 15 minute drive from Tamar Valley Resort, Tavistock is famous for being the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake and for its annual “Goosey Fair”.
The re-designed Wharf is now a bustling entertainment area with live concerts, theatre, cinema, art gallery and piano bar
The town retains its market-soul with a permanent covered market and a regular farmers’ market attracting visitors from miles around to sample local delights.

Plymouth & the Barbican Maritime Village

In years gone by, seafarers set sail from the heart of the city of Plymouth; a short trip across the river from Tamar Valley Resort.
Some of the famous explorers who set sail from this naval town include Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh.