Things to see and do in and around Launceston
The Town's Leisure Centre has a heated swimming pool,
squash courts, fitness centre, and outdoor tennis courts.
INNS and HOTELS
There are numerous Inns and Hotels in the Area, all have a charm of their own.
Some such as the Countryman Inn at Langdon Cross on the Launceston Bude Road are thatched, Yes! it was built only a few years ago.
Jamaica Inn - Halfway between Bodmin and Launceston,signposted on
the main A30 dual carriageway. Relax by a roaring log fire , enjoy a
drink, pub lunch or evening meal in historic surroundings. Enjoy Mr
Potters Victorian Museum of Curiosity.
Nearby there are two Golf Courses:
Golf Course - Home of "The Hill"
Golf Club and Driving Range
Just off the A30 three miles west of Launceson, on the Junction with the A395 (Camelford).
Set in glorious rolling countryside, the 18 hole course measures 6, 438 yards par 71.
There is a floodlit driving range.
Trout and salmon fishing is available in both the River Tamar and its crystal clear tributaries.
Coarse fishing as well with daytickets for sale.
Steam Railway running up the delightful Kensey Valley from Newport,
at New Mills. At the end of the line is a Farm Park. See the animals,
enjoy a picnic whilst you wait for the return train home
Dingles Steam Village
Set in peaceful West Devon countryside,
3 miles west of Launceston 1 mile off the A30 dual carriageway
a unique opportunity to view our Industrial heritage
in a beautiful rural location. Working and static
exhibits of Steam Engines and vintage machinery.
Sample the delights of Mrs Dingles kitchen,
take a stroll along the banks of the Rivers Thrushel
Cycle from Padstow the 8 miles to Wadebridge,
and beyond following the beautiful Camel River and Estuary.
The Trail follows the line of a disused railway,
linking the towns of Bodmin, Wadebridge and
Padstow. An extension continues on towards
Camelford and the Western edge of Bodmin Moor.
Don't have your own bike?. No problem there are lots of cycle hire shops
Want to ride a train into a real Copper Mine , then you must visit Morwellham Quay.
An Open Air Museum at the former Copper Port. Visit the Farm and see the Shire horses.
Wander the peaceful trails and paths of the Wildlife Reserve.
Directions: from the Tavistock to Liskeard Road (A390)
bear left two mile west of Tavistock
The Tamar Otter Sanctuary
Otters play in large natural enclosures, see them inside their breeding holts.
The Sanctuary is one of the few places to regularly breed the British Otter,
reintroducing the offspring into the Wild.
At North Pertherwin, 5 miles NW of Launceston off the B3254 road to Bude.
Dobwalls Family Adventure Park
Ride the Forest Railway, climb, hide, chase, slide in the Woodland Adventure Land,
see the small animals in Country Corner, see the Thorburn Exhibition
The Monkey Sanctuary, nr Looe
Home to an enchanting colony of Woolly Monkeys, in beautiful wooded grounds over looking the sea. Near Looe
Other Visitor Attractions
Museum - The Nation's Foremost Museum of Cycling History
- between Bodmin & Wadebridge - Historic Georgian house and listed gardens.
Superb collection of pictures, furniture and porcelain.
of Model Railways
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The National Trust
In addition to preserving some of the most beautiful properties in the Country ,
the Trust owns many acres of the Coast and Countyside,for future generations and us to enjoy.
Such as Duckpool near Bude shown left
The Trust's Country Houses
Nestling in the Tamar Valley at Cotehele is a National Trust owned Tutor Manor House,
former home of the Edgecumbe Family.
There is also a working watermill and Quays fronting the River Tamar.
15 miles to the south west near Bodmin is Landydrock House,
a high Victorian Country House,
set in 450 acres of wooods and parkland ,
with camellia filled gardens and a 16th Century Gatehouse.
Other National Trust properties in Cornwall include: Trerice
House an Elizabethan Manor House, near Newquay, Trelissick Gardens,
high above the Fal Estuary, and Trengwainton, nr Penzance, famous for
its exotic plants.
Lydford Gorge 1.5 miles of enchanting riverside walks lead into
a deep ravine, scooped out by the River Lyd as it plunges into a succession
of whirlpools, including the Devils Cauldron.Owned by the National trust.
Stout footware essential.Take care at all times.
Click here for more details of Trust Attractions and Properties