Danescombe Mine is a short distance from Calstock, a small village dominated by a spectacular viaduct, which carries the Tamar Valley Line, one of England's loveliest country rail branch lines. Travel in style to visit nearby Cothele, an impressive Tudor mansion set high on the banks of the River Tamar, amidst an extensive estate with gardens and orchards. Take a ramble through the woodlands surrounding Cothele, following planned routes.
Calstock also hosts an ecclectic mix of music festivals and events .
Experience life in Victorian times first hand during a day out at Morwhellham Quay, a fascinating, award-winning museum. There's a wealth of fun activities for all, such as: exploring the enchanting, historic village; travelling deep underground to venture into a copper mine; dressing up in period costumes.
Nearby museums include Cotehele (2.4 miles) and Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (14.9 miles). You can gain free entry to both with a National Art Pass, which enables its members to enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses throughout the UK as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions.
The pass is presented by one of Landmark's partners, the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, which has been supporting museums and galleries for over 110 years by helping them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy. Income raised through the National Art Pass goes straight back into their charitable programme. Find more about it at artfund.org/national-art-pass.
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