Local Attractions


Close by

Wildwood Art Gallery, Horrabridge   Local and southwest fine art. Beautiful high quality art, sculpture and jewellery from local artists.  01822 258529

The Garden House, Buckland Monochorum. Colourful and dramatic gardens with views at every turn. Homemade lunch or Devon cream tea on offer.  01822 854769

Buckland Abbey, Buckland Monochorum. 700-year-old National Trust house. Noted for its connection to Sir Francis Drake and Sir Richard Grenville.

Burrator Reservoir. Beautiful walks and backdrop for the film Warhorse.

Merrivale Stone Circle. Bronze Age megalithic monument.

Lydford Gorge. National Trust. 1.5-mile dramatic gorge. Steep and slippery at times and closed if heavy rainfall. Check ahead. See the 100-foot White Lady waterfall and the whirlpools of the Devil’s Cauldron.

Wistman’s Wood  Ancient dwarf oak wood. Atmospheric and full of legends and myths.

Cotehele. National Trust  A medieval house with Tudor additions just across the border in Cornwall. On the banks of the River Tamar, it has little changed over five centuries.


Further afield:

Beaches:  Please check each beach as to whether dogs are allowed at the time of year you are visiting

Bovisand, Wembury, Bantham, Seaton (Cornwall), Bigbury, Mothecombe


The Eden Project:  Famous for its huge biodomes with rainforest and other habitats. Located in an old china clay pit. 3 mi from St Austell (50 mi) Dogs not permitted in biomes.

Exeter:  Ancient city on the River Exe dating back to before Roman times. Visit Exeter Cathedral, the Underground Passages, and Quayside.




Cycle Hire

E-Bike Safari

Horse Riding




Letterboxing and Geocaching


Plymouth Boat Trips

Tamar Boat Trips




Rainy Days:

Board games and puzzles in TV cabinet!

Wildwood Art Gallery, Horrabridge

Tavistock cafes and shops

Pannier market, Tavistock

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Indoor Swimming Pool, Tavistock, Mount Kelly

Meadowlands Leisure Centre, Tavistock

Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre – Princetown

Dartmoor Prison, Princetown

Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary

Buckfastleigh Railway

Dartmoor Railway

The Barbican, Plymouth

The Hoe, Plymouth

The Climbing Hangar, Plymouth

 Ice Rink, Plymouth

The Eden Project, St Austell