Things to do in Cornwall

Plan your days and take full advantage of the great local attractions.
Below we have listed a few places of interest which have been very popular with our guests. We have included links to their websites, at the bottom of the page you will find a link to the Cornish and Plymouth Tourist Board's websites, which have extensive information on things to do during your stay with us.
Halton Quay and Tamar River | Higher Chapel Farm

Halton Quay and Tamar River

Just a 5 minute walk from the farm will bring you to the quite hidden away gem of Halton Quay which is the home of England's smallest church, 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 and early 20th centuries when it was an important fruit growing area. The Tamar River was the main route by which lime, sand and manure came in and fruit went down to Plymouth.
St. Dominick | Higher Chapel Farm

St. Dominick

1.5 miles north of the farm is the pretty village of St. Dominick with its church just celebration its 750 anniversary. The village also boasts a beautiful new park and children's play area with over 100 trees planted mainly by the local school children and families. There are swings, slides, a zip wire and wonderful willow creations (also created by the school children). Enjoy a picnic in the park or just sit on one of the many benches and enjoy the views over Dartmoor.
 Cotehele House | Higher Chapel Farm

Cotehele House

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. King George III and Queen Charlotte came to see Cotehele's ancient and romantic interior in 1789, and found it festooned with tapestries and adorned with textiles, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture.
Little has changed, and a visit to the old house is a magical experience. Outside, the terraces are formally planted, then beyond you can lose yourself in the jungle plantation of the valley garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote (complete with doves – a children's favourite). Climb to the top of the Prospect Tower, a three-sided 18th-century folly high above the house, and enjoy fantastic views, or seek out the tranquillity of the Upper Garden. Cotehele Quay on the river is home to the restored Tamar sailing barge, Shamrock, and gateway to the wider estate, with its abundant wildlife and evocative industrial ruins – all that remains of a rich industrial past.
  Morwellham Quay  | Higher Chapel Farm

Morwellham Quay

The Eden Project

Eden is a living theatre of plants and people, and like every great theatre what happens on stage is dramatic and constantly changing. There’s all the stuff you’ve heard about: the huge rainforest, the biggest greenhouses in the world, and art and architecture inspired by the natural world. And there's a lot you may not know about: hidden corners such as Wild Cornwall, a mini Cornwall of yore, or our Spiral Garden, for instance. For children we also have new trails and endless leafy places to play with shortcuts, hideaways, stepping stones and sandpits.

If you want to enjoy these local attractions book a room with us, call
01579 551 052

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