In our last blog post, we looked into the fascinating geography of our river valley. This week, we’re dipping our toes into the area’s rich cultural heritage. From raspberries to Romans, read on to learn about the Tamar’s history.
To the casual visitor, Launceston may seem like a sleepy little market town with not much on. Dig a little deeper, and you will find plenty to entertain all ages, both in the town and its surrounding area. Here are 10 things to do in Launceston - if we've missed out your favourite, let us know in the comments!
If these Beasts from the East will finally allow us a springtime, it might just about be time to celebrate Easter! As usual, local attractions (such as National Trust properties) are all holding some sort of Easter egg hunt or themed events, but here are a few ideas that you might otherwise have missed. Did we miss a great event? Let us know in the comments below!
We've just submitted our entry for this year's Big Garden Birdwatch 2018, so now seems as good a time as any to share with you our surprising findings, along with a few thoughts about the wonderful bird-watching opportunities in the area.
In a county as picturesque as Cornwall, it's not easy to pick out the best photo opportunities... but we like a challenge! Of course, many of our chosen spots make for a great walk to blow off those cobwebs or shed those Christmas calories, but this list is really for the photographers amongst you. So charge your batteries, find that memory card, and explore our 8 fantastic photo opportunities in North Cornwall:
Autumn is a great time to explore Cornwall with your family, so here are 6 great reasons why you might want to consider spending your October half-term holiday with us at Tamar Valley Cottages.
Young or old, animal lovers who visit our region are unlikely to be disappointed. North Cornwall has some great little attractions where wildlife is the star of the show. Monkeys and meerkats, donkeys and deer, and utterly adorable otters - read on to explore the animal attractions of the area!
Here in the rural upper reaches of the Tamar Valley we are very proud of our distinctive wildlife. Last year we were pleased to be part of an initiative from the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat project through which we borrowed a bat detector. The results were more than a little surprising!
If you have never seen the acrobatic displays of a vast flock of starlings, you are missing out on one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena. Visible throughout the autumn and winter, this week’s blog post explains what is going on, and gives a couple of great tips for where to see them. Don’t forget your camera!
In case your children haven't reminded you, the summer holidays are upon us! There's always a great selection of family friendly events taking place in the North Cornwall & Devon area, and 2016 is no exception. Here is our schedule of the highlights - 21 great events to keep you and your family entertained! If we've missed something, let us know in the comments.
We feel hugely privileged to be located in the upper Tamar Valley as you can probably tell from our name. It’s hard to imagine that the gentle river at the bottom of our hill is the same that is spanned by the Brunel bridge at Plymouth. This remarkably unspoilt area is still completely new to many of our visitors so are our 5 top reasons for visiting the Tamar Valley.