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Gunnislake is an attractive village set in the eastern edge of Cornwall, and is home to nearly two thousand people. Its Cornish stone cottages rise steeply on the slopes of the Tamar Valley just across from the Tamar River. Lush, green countryside entice walkers to the area where a network of winding paths unravel, and yet it is only 20 miles or so from Plymouth. The village dates back several centuries and saw the arrival of the renowned artist Turner in 1813, who captured the stunning views, and the onset of a mining boom in the 19th Century, where the mining of Tin, Lead, and even Arsenic played its part, however, it was the mining of Copper which led to the growth and success of the area which saw shops, churches and pubs being built to cater to the rising population which at its height reached seven thousand. Today's visitors to this World Heritage Site will discover four welcoming pubs, and a range of village shops catering for the essential purchase. A short walk around the village will uncover the terminus of the Tamar Valley Line Railway which journeys through to Plymouth, and a statue recognising the courage of the mining families.


Tamar Valley Donkey Park & Sancturay

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The Orchard Studios

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Buccaneer Inn
Rising Sun Inn
The Rifle Volunteer


Gunnislake Primary School
The Orchard Studios


Redherring PA Hire
Tregannick Farm

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Horn of Plenty (The) (1.12 miles)

Horn of Plenty (The)
The Horn of Plenty is one of those very special places that one constantly seeks but rarely finds. Surrounded by four acres of gardens and orchards, the property nestles into the foothills of Dartmoor with ... More | visit website
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The Rifle Volunteer (1.27 miles)

The Rifle Volunteer

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Built in the 17th century The Rifle Volunteer was originally built to accommodate a Mine Captain and his family during the hey day of the mining industry in the area. ... More

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Old Coach House Hotel (2.35 miles)

Old Coach House Hotel

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This lovely 19th century coach house is set on the edge of Dartmoor, close to historic Tavistock and the Tamar Valley. The valley is of ... More

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Rumleigh Farm (2.43 miles)

Rumleigh Farm
Rumleigh Farm sits in the wonderful wildlife haven that is the Tamar Valley. On the edge of west Devon, facing Cornwall, it is ideally suited for exploring the moors, the coasts and is close to ... More | visit website
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Coombe Wood Lodge (3.14 miles)

Coombe Wood Lodge

The house is new with all modern facilities and is roomy and comfortable. We endeavour to make all our guests welcome starting with tea and biscuits on arrival. There is also afternoon tea available so ... More | visit website

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Appledown House (3.42 miles)

Appledown House

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Appledown House Country Bed and Breakfast is set in a lovely rural location in the heart of the Devon countryside, just about as far away from the every day stresses ... More

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Browns Hotel (3.43 miles)

Browns Hotel

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The historic West Country town of Tavistock was the birthplace of one of England's most intrepid explorers, Sir Francis Drake, while back in Victorian times it was renowned as the world's major ... More | visit website

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Rockmount Hotel (3.47 miles)

Rockmount Hotel
Tavistock is a wonderful market town on the western edge of Dartmoor, situated by the picture-postcard river Tavy. The town is beautiful and distinguished with even the police station being a mini Castle. ... More | visit website
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Bedford Hotel (3.49 miles)

Bedford Hotel

Situated on the site of a former Benedictine Abbey overlooking the church in the historical market town of Tavistock - known as the Gateway to the Moors.

The ideal base for touring the West Country and ... More | visit website

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Mount Tavy Cottage (4.43 miles)

Mount Tavy Cottage

Welcome to Mount Tavy Cottage, a 250 year old former gardenerís cottage set in 10 acres of land. Located only a 10 minute walk away from the boundary of the 368 square miles of Dartmoor ... More | visit website

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