Places to visit and things to do near Keadeen B&B in Cornwall

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Looe is situated on both sides of the River Looe. The two towns are joined together by a bridge across the river. In medieval times East Looe and West Looe were separate towns. East Looe includes the harbour and the main shopping centre. West Looe is quieter but also has shops, restaurants and hotels. They are joined by a seven arched bridge, built in 1853. This replaced a much earlier bridge from the 15th century and there are still buildings of this period in the town.

The Callington mural project is unique in Cornwall. Amateur and professional artists have painted many walls in the town with a mixture of colourful murals. The project has new murals planned and already provides a spotlight on Callington's heritage, landscape. There is something different to see around every corner.

Halton Quay
Hidden away is the gem of Halton Quay which is the home of England's smallest church. A great place to enjoy a picnic or just watch the boats go buy. Halton Quay played an important part in the local economy in the 19th & early 20th centuries when it was an important fruit growing area, and the Tamar River was the main route by which lime, sand and manure came in and fruit went down to Plymouth.

The town boasts many original Victorian shop fronts and interiors in addition to a Guild Hall, a Clock Tower and a Town Hall. The recently renovated Stuart House is now a venue for the Arts with an attractive garden. The house was given this name after Charles I stayed there for 6 nights in 1644 during the Civil War.

The ancient market town of Launceston (locals call it Lanson) is known as "The Gateway to Cornwall" and was once the capital of Cornwall. Located on the Cornwall and Devon border, lying between two moors, Bodmin and Dartmoor, the ancient town is quintessentially Cornish, with its Georgian houses, intricately carved church, narrow granite lined streets and market square. Launceston Castle, built after the Norman Conquest, dominates the town and skyline.

Kit Hill
Located between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, this wild, rugged granite hilltop is famous for its fine views and fascinating history as well as its flora and fauna. With 400 acres (152 hectares), Kit Hill is the most dominant landscape feature in East Cornwall.

The Camel Trail
This is arguably the most successful recreational multi use trail in the UK. The Camel Trail is a 19 mile route that follows the beautiful Camel River from Padstow, where it joins the sea in a wide estuary, to Poley’s Bridge inland, where it is merely a stream running through woodland. Don't forget your bike as the trail is also suitable for cycling. Alternatively bike hire available at several locations nearby.

Port Isaac to Port Gaverne
A wonderful walk that enables you to explore two idyllic harbour side villages and the lovely wooded countryside between them.  Port Isaac has classic Cornish character by the boat load - clusters of tiny whitewashed cottages, narrow twisting lanes and the lovely scent of freshly-caught fish.  Port Isaac is also where the popular series Doc Martin is set.

Three Inns, three Rivers, three Churches, and a most popular harbour. A great day out in Cornwall, with excellent facilities, historic harbour, parking, public toilets, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, stunning scenery and breathtaking views. Boscastle Farm Shop has become the place to buy Cornish produce and has a wonderful restaurant/cafe area where you can experience home cooking.

Situated in the parish of South Hill, Golberdon is a small village with the Parish Hall at its centre. Here you will find a park area and an excellent children’s play area extensively equipped with safety surfaces. Seating is also provided, so you to relax while your children put the play area through its paces. Every August the residents of South Hill stir into action, competing in over 100 classes at The South Hill Horticultural Show.

Morwellham Quay
For 1,000 years Morwellham was a centre for shipping silver, tin, copper and other minerals. Morwellham Quay is now an award winning visitor centre set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. You can step into the Victorian world, meet costumed staff, learn how things used to be done and even dress yourself from their extensive Victorian wardrobe.

Camel Valley Wine Tours
Drive to Nanstallon, Bodmin and visit the award winning world class Camel Valley Wines.  Great wine tastings and an excellent shop.

Lanhydrock House
Located a few minutes from Bodmin, Lanhydrock House is a magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate. One of 21 excellent National Trust locations in Cornwall.

Cotehele House and Quay, near Saltash
In the woods above the tidal River Tamar nestles Cotehele, built by the Edgcumbes in Tudor times. It is a house of many stories, myths and legends.

Antony House and Gardens, near Torpoint
Faced in silver-grey Pentewan stone and flanked by colonnaded wings of mellow brick, this classically beautiful house is a mixture of the formal and informal, the venerable and the modern.

The Eden Project
Located between Bodmin and St Austell, The Eden Project is open all year round and it takes 3-4 hours to get around, an excellent day out.  A former china clay mine that has been turned into a rich global garden boasting the worlds largest greenhouses.

Lost Gardens of Heligan
Drive South near Mevagissey, The Lost Gardens of Heligan offer over 200 acres for exploration. Discover Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds, lush sub-tropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project & beyond. Here you can also find Lobbs Farm Shop an excellent place to find presebts and wonderful Cornish produce.

Pencarrow House, near Bodmin
A stately home with magnificent gardens – 50 acres including a sunken Italian garden, a lake and over 700 varieties of rhododendron. In summer plays are staged here.

The Launceston Steam Railway
A narrow gauge steam railway running from the historic Cornish town of Launceston, through the glorious Kensey Valley, to the hamlet of Newmills.

Tintagel Castle
The remains of Tintagel Castle are at the heart of Arthurian legend. The location of the castle is spectacular – half a mile outside of Tintagel, across rugged clifftops, with no vehicular access. Tintagel Island, attached to the mainland by a sliver of land, enhances the wild and romantic atmosphere.

Carnglaze Slate Caverns
Carnglaze Slate Caverns are a popular all weather tourist attraction, a booklet on the history of Carnglaze is available in the gift shop which also sells unique hand-crafted items from the slate craft workshop.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Park, near Torpoint
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall.