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Cotehele Estate in the autumn, just across the border in Cornwall

Local History

The Tamar Valley has a fascinating and varied history and whether you are researching family history or simply interested to find out more about the area, there are plenty of resources on hand to help.

The Tamar Valley Tourism and Tamar Valley AONB websites are a great place to start, with more information about the Valley, details of regular events and exhibitions, along with details of the Tamar Valley Centre, which is a short drive from the Count House. The Cornish Mining World Heritage and World Heritage Cornwall websites offer a more detailed look at the area's mining past and heritage status today.


Cotehele is a beautiful National Trust property a 25 minute drive from the Count House with a Grade I listed house dating from the 1300's and wonderful landscaped gardens. The estate also includes an historic quay and extensive woodland, which is free to explore.

Buckland Abbey 

Buckland Abbey is another National Trust property, just a 15 minute drive from the Count House. Over 700 years old and once the home of Sir Frances Drake, the estate now houses a museum and regular art exhibitions.

A little further afield you will find Launceston Castle, Saltram House, Antony House, LanhydrockCastle Drogo and Berry Pomeroy Castle all around an hour's drive or less from the Count House.

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