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Callington Cornwall England

 
Callington in south east Cornwall is a small ancient market town. The centre of the town is a conservation area and this has preserved some of the architecture. Kit Hill overlooks the town. Callington is situated a short distance from the Tamar Valley and Bodmin Moor both Area's of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Mural Trail
Throughout the town there are several murals painted on walls by professional artists, college students and school children, which depict many aspects of life in the town both past and present.

St. Mary's Church
In the centre of the town is this 15th century church, the sundial is 18th century, the tower 15th century in three stages has six bells, the font is Norman. Renovation was carried out in the mid 19th century.

Dupath Well
Situated one mile east of Callington, the well house is managed by Cornwall Heritage Trust. Built of granite in the 16th century it stands over a local spring thought to have healing properties.

Events in Callington:
Honey Fair
Annual one day event held on the 1st Wednesday in October, street stalls, fun fair, cream teas, street entertainers and music. Callington Lions Club organise the fair and money raised is used for Lions charities.

Callington Festival Week and Carnival
Annual event held in July, on carnival day there are approx. 20 floats, and many people parading through the streets. Other events going on thoughout the week.

Places to visit:
Kit Hill Country Park
400 acre Country Park at the highest point in the Tamar Valley. Views over the valley and across to Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Network of walking paths. Rich in archaeology with a Neolithic long barrow (approx. 3000BC), mining remains, including the Kit Hill ornate summit chimney stack.. Managed by Cornwall County Council

Villages near Callington:
Calstock
Calstock in the south east of Cornwall is a large village situated on the River Tamar, it is within the Tamar Valley which is an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

St. Andrews Church
Listed as a Grade 1 building in 1968. The centre aisle is 14th century, the south aisle is 15th century, there is a medieval wall-painting in the north aisle.

Cotehele House and Gardens
Tudor house with tapestries, arms, armour, pewter, brass and oak furniture. The gardens have formal planted terraces, Valley Garden, dovecote and medieval stewpond, two orchards with apples and cherries. Shamrock is a restored Tamar sailing barge and can be found at Cotehele Quay, the history of the Tamar Valley is at the Discovery Centre.

Cotehele Mill
Working mill, a reminder of the past when corn was ground for local use. Outbuildings, furniture maker, potter, blacksmith, saddler and wheelwright workshops.

Gunnislake
Is a large village in east Cornwall in the Tamar Valley which is an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

Gunnislake Festival
Annual event held on the first Wednesday preceding the first Saturday in August. Events include art, needlework and local history exhibitions, competitions and musical entertainment, there are a variety of events held in local public houses in the evenings.

 
 
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