{"LocationDetails":{"Id":855,"Name":"The Tamar Valley","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holidays in the Tamar Valley\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTucked between Devon and Cornwall, The Tamar Valley has to be one of our favourite places. You know, it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of place you hop in the car and drive to when you just fancy some time in sun-dappled woodland, beside peaceful beaches and with hearty meals. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the valley stretches its sleepy way from Bodmin Moor to Dartmoor, and it\u0026rsquo;s home to ancient mines, historic houses and beautiful gardens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDon\u0026rsquo;t be fooled though, because although the valley\u0026rsquo;s all about unspoilt countryside and rolling South West landscapes, there\u0026rsquo;s plenty to see and do. For one thing, the thriving foodie scene attracts those of you with a passion for local produce with flair all year round, and there are some fantastic foodie pubs for those meals out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Tamar Valley\u0026rsquo;s comprised of Tavistock, Saltash, Plymouth, Callington and Launceston, and each one has its own character and some unique attractions for visitors. The ancient market town of Tavistock in particular, has something for everyone. So close to Dartmoor that you can almost hear the ponies neighing, this friendly town\u0026rsquo;s home to the infamous pannier market, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place to pick up local food and drink and browse the boutique shops.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDays out in The Tamar Valley\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith so many days out in The Tamar Valley, it\u0026rsquo;s pretty much a question of thinking about what you fancy. THE Forgotten Garden of Lewtrenchard has a magical feel all year round, and it sits patiently in the Lew Valley waiting to be discovered. If you\u0026rsquo;re a fan of Doc Martin, book yourself on one of the guided Doc Martin tyours, which takes in the sights that form the backdrop to the ITV series \u0026ndash; including Bodmin Moor and the coastal resort of Port Isaac. Or, if you\u0026rsquo;re hoping to bump into Poladark during your time in Cornwall, you can pick up a Poldark tour at Launceston, and follow the footsteps of Ross and Demelza themselves\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSo that\u0026rsquo;s the energetic days sorted, but we know there are those holiday days that are earmarked for an amble out in the car with some stop offs for mooching around. We\u0026rsquo;ve covered the picturesque market town of Tavistock, but if you fancy a taste of the city during your Tamar Valley holiday, you need to head to Plymouth.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in The Tamar Valley\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are two main ways to explore The Tamar Valley in style, and that\u0026rsquo;s either on foot or on two wheels. If it\u0026rsquo;s been way too long since you gathered your favourite people and set off on a cycling adventure, now\u0026rsquo;s your chance. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a landscape effortlessly criss-crossed with bike trails and walking routes, and that means plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and those views. And there\u0026rsquo;s more good news \u0026ndash; you can barely turn a corner without passing a friendly local pub with a reputation for its food\u0026hellip;yum.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, it\u0026rsquo;s one thing to while away the odd afternoon sampling the food in one of the locals, but what\u0026rsquo;s a holiday in the Tamar Valley without taking in the views from its scenic railway? The Tamar Valley Line runs from Plymouth to Gunnislake, and you\u0026rsquo;ll chug your way through some of the most breathtaking landscape the region has to offer. You\u0026rsquo;ll pass rolling fields, grazing sheep and sleepy villages, and the highlight of the journey is when the train slowly makes its way across the Calstock viaduct, 120m above the shimmering river below. Maker sure you look for the National Trust\u0026rsquo;s Cotehele as you make your way across\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to eat in the Tamar Valley\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are some cracking places to eat in the Tamar Valley, so this corner of the South West\u0026rsquo;s quite a hit with foodies from all over the country. Perched right on the border between Cornwall and Devon, The Horn of Plenty has a 2 AA Rosette to its name, and if you\u0026rsquo;re after some fine dining during your holiday, you may want to book yourselves in. The restaurant proudly serves up British food with a little taste of France thrown in, and the menu uses seasonal and local produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSometimes, the best meals can be those ones where you\u0026rsquo;ve walked your socks off and you need a warm welcome and a menu crammed with tempting offers, and that\u0026rsquo;s where The Tamar Inn comes in. Set right on the banks of the River Tamar, this 17\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century inn has the kind of character that makes you feel as though you\u0026rsquo;re a local, and it serves up home cooked, traditional food with an a la carte menu.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnd then there\u0026rsquo;s the Arundell Arms\u0026hellip;another one with the 2 AA Rosette fine dining award under its belt, this beautiful restaurant makes the perfect choice for that special holiday meal. One of the most popular places to eat in The Tamar Valley, this one\u0026rsquo;s perfect for a special occasion.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"the-tamar-valley","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2018/01/iStock-485406438.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Climbing at Haytor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eVisiting Devon with climbing Haytor is pretty much on a par with refusing to try a cream tea...it\u0026rsquo;s just not done! Haytor is the ultimate Dartmoor climbing spot, not least because it\u0026rsquo;s so renowned. There are dozens of climbs to tackle, and they vary in difficulty to make for an interesting day\u0026rsquo;s climbing. The crag is divided into two, High Man and Low Man, and no matter which of them you climb it\u0026rsquo;ll be fantastic. If you head to the back of the tor you\u0026rsquo;ll find a choice of more than 30 impressive routes reaching up to 80 feet in height, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be spoilt for choice at this Dartmoor beauty spot.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEach of the routes is protected, but keep your eyes open for the visitors that choose the easy way and walk up! It\u0026rsquo;s not possible to see Low Man from the road, but you\u0026rsquo;ll find around 25 routes to choose from, and they range from Severe to the Higher Extremes. Haytor is one of the busier spots for a climb in Devon, and it attracts thousands of visitors every week \u0026ndash; especially during the tourist season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHaytor is west facing and is a granite rock, and it\u0026rsquo;s home to some of Dartmoor\u0026rsquo;s longest and most popular routes. Haytor is perfect for the sub-E1 climber, while Low Man has more to offer those on E2 and above. Interrogation and aviation are a must! Haytor has many easy grades too, so it\u0026rsquo;s always been a popular choice with younger climbers and school parties. Haytor and Haytor rocks (immediately adjacent) are easily accessible by road.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5803,"LocationLongitude":-3.75515,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364813340.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"the-tamar-valley/plymouth/climbing-at-haytor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364813340.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Cotehele House to Quay and Mill Walk","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Tamar Valley acts as a natural border between Devon and Cornwall, so it\u0026rsquo;s always been an interesting area for a short stroll. Cotehele in the heart of the valley was once home to a thriving quay and flickering lime kilns, and today it makes a great place to explore without the car. The quayside is always a good place to start as you can enjoy a leisurely lunch in the Edgecumbe Arms and have a closer look at the historic barge, Shamrock before setting off.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe gardens are a beautiful example of how the area would have dazzled in the days when mining made the Tamar Valley a bustling hub of activity, and they set off the river views to perfection. You may find the landscape of the wider estate steep in places, but it\u0026rsquo;s worth the effort when you reach the Chapel and Prospect Tower.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBuilt in around 1879, the tower was built as a folly by the owners to mark a visit from King George III. 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Much of the house is medieval and it\u0026rsquo;s thought to date all the way back to 1300, and the alterations made by Sir Richard Edgcumbe make it one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s best examples of a Tudor building.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe home\u0026rsquo;s medieval roots made it the perfect ancestral home, and the wealthy Edgcumbes enjoyed impressing their guests with it \u0026ndash; including King George III in the year 1789. The house has more than its share of tales and legends woven into its history, and the many textiles and tapestries found inside bring them to life for visitors. The walls are draped with imposing tapestries, the tables shine as though ready for guests and the whole building feels as though its influential owners might return any second. The house is also home to historic oak furniture, brass and pewter\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCotehele is just as inspiring on the outside as inside, and visitors can take their pick of beautiful spots for a walk or just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. The surrounding land is gorgeous in any season, and many visitors come every year to enjoy the gardens as they change. The first flowers of spring are always exciting as the gardens reawaken, and the herbaceous borders delight visitors during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWander the Valley Garden until you feel a world away from the house, and make sure you get a photo of the dovecote as you pass. The Upper Garden has two orchards, and they produce local apples and cherries each year. \u0026nbsp;This is a garden with something for everyone, no matter when they discover it. 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Julie and David Gibbons decided that it was time for a change, sold their business and their home in Buckinghamshire and took on the sanctuary with no experience. Now it\u0026rsquo;s their lives and they wouldn\u0026rsquo;t have things any other way, so a visit to the park is inspirational as well as great fun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe family work hard to make sure the park cares for as many donkeys as possible and that they make for a friendly day out with something for everyone, and their barn means that you can be sure of a donkey ride for the little ones come rain or shine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eClose to Tavistock, the Tamar Valley Donkey Park is open daily from March to September and on weekends from November to March. There are dozens of donkeys to get to know during a visit, and each one has its own name and personality. Wish you could have one of your own? Well don\u0026rsquo;t forget that they\u0026rsquo;re all available for adoption \u0026ndash; but you\u0026rsquo;ll have to leave them at the park we\u0026rsquo;re afraid!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not all about the donkeys though, and additional animals at the park include ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and guinea pigs who love to be fed and petted. 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Close to the city centre, this theatre is a nice one to visit if you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Plymouth as it\u0026rsquo;s easy to reach. The theatre is the place to see the biggest productions of the moment, from touring musicals of the west-end to the latest Shakespeare adaptations.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s good news for any young couples enjoying a retreat for two in Plymouth, if you\u0026rsquo;re under 26 you can book unsold tickets on a Friday for just \u0026pound;5. The Friday Fiver Standby discount means you can book a performance on the same day subject to availability. If you visit Theatre Royal have a look at the Mezz Gallery on the first floor. There\u0026rsquo;s always an exhibition showing and the public are welcome to visit from 10.30am.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy making your trip to the theatre even more special there are VIP packages available for selected productions. 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