Local Guide/Attractions/Things to Do

Higher Quither is ideally placed to explore the area, we have listed a few of the main attractions in the area.

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust 

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust 'An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just four miles west of Tavistock the historic port, mine workings and Estate, border the beautiful River Tamar. Amidst towering cliffs and gently rolling farmland, a lost world lives again.'

Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey 'In the 13th century, Buckland Abbey was home to the Cistercian monks who built the Abbey and the incredible Great Barn and farmed the then vast estate. The Abbey, now a house with a combination of furnished rooms and interactive museum galleries, tells the story of how two seafaring adventurers – Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake – changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.'

Callington Space Centre

Callington Space Centre The Callington Space Centre is a project aiming to promote interest in astronomy and space science throughout the community.Based at Callington in Cornwall, UK the Space Centre is working hard, through education at Primary, Secondary and Adult levels, to increase awareness of the universe in which we live.

Plymouth Miniature Steam

Plymouth Miniature Steam Two 71/4” gauge Wren locomotives and 2 battery powered diesels provide the pulling power for a sweet little jaunt for train lovers of all ages.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre 'The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.  The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location.'

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park There are over 200 animals at Dartmoor Zoological Park: from tiny stick insects to Ben our Brown Bear or Solomon our Lion, all set in over 30 acres of beautiful parkland. Discover something different, learn something amazing and help us make tomorrow's world rich in animal life.

Saltram House and Gardens

Saltram House and Gardens A beautiful C18th mansion surrounded by landscaped park. The mansion features an array of things for its visitors to discover.

National Marine Aquarium 

National Marine Aquarium The visual spectacular of the Atlantic Ocean tank is a wow with kids - they're sure to get a unique and inspiring take on of what makes fish such fascinating animals from the menacing Sand Tiger and Nurse Sharks to the graceful Eagle Rays to the mighty Tarpon and Barracuda.

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What people say..

Thank you! We so enjoyed our time here - loved all the animals - very cosy barn with a warm coal fire - we felt very welcomed - many thanks.

Bob & Collette Light