Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Central & Eastern Moor

Cotehele

At the head of the Tamar Valley sits the Tudor manor of Cotehele, one of the Edgcumbe dynasty's modest country retreats. The cavernous great hall is the centrepiece, and the house has an unparalleled collection of T…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Central & Eastern Moor

Tamar Otter Wildlife Centre

Generally, you'll need the skills of Ray Mears to spot otters in the wild, but this wildlife centre 5 miles outside Launceston guarantees a sighting. There's a population of British and Asian short-clawed otters, sp…
Castle in Central & Eastern Moor

Launceston Castle

On the eastern edge of the moor is Launceston, a sturdy market town that's mainly worth visiting for the ruins of its 13th-century castle. With its circular keep plonked on top of a grassy hillock, it looks like a s…
Ruins in Central & Eastern Moor

Stripple Stones

Near the hummock of Hawk's Tor are the Stripple Stones, a circular alignment that once enclosed 28 stones, although only four now remain standing. The site is west of the village of North Hill and a couple of miles …
Lake in Central & Eastern Moor

Dozmary Pool

About a mile south from the A30, this glassy expanse of water has many myths and legends associated with it – including one that claims it's where Arthur was given his famous sword, Excalibur, by the Lady of the Lak…
Railway in Central & Eastern Moor

Launceston Steam Railway

This little enthusiasts' steam railway chugs for 2.5 miles between Launceston and the nearby hamlet of Newmills. You can choose to ride in open or closed carriages, but they're not quite as impressive as the ones on…