Situated between the two moors of Bodmin and Dartmoor, Callington is a small town on the eastern border of South Cornwall. Callington holidays are particularly enjoyable as you will find yourself in a quiet, rural location, which has a dash of culture and a handful of traditional country pubs.
At the centre of town is the impressive St Mary’s Church where you can see the Celtic cross in the churchyard and the ancient tombs of both the Ayssheton and Willoughby families who famously resided in the town.
One of the main attractions of the town is the Cornwall mural project which has seen both professional and amateur artists painting walls throughout the town to create an interesting spotlight on the town and county’s heritage.
The old mining stack on top of Kit Hill dominates the sky line and offers incredible views of the scenery for miles around. Having now been turned into a country park, the hill provides a great place for a picnic and a long walk during your holiday in Cornwall.
For those enthusiastic about their golf the famous Jack Nicklaus golf course in St Mellion is only a short drive away, so bring your golf clubs and have a day on the green to follow in the footsteps of many famous golfers. The St Mellion International Resort has a number of different courses and also offers a health club and spa so your loved one can be pampered while you tee off.
Siblyback Lake Country Park provides some good opportunities for windsurfing and canoeing, as well as offering fishing and boat hire on the lakeside. You can hire all of the equipment required for all of the activities at the country park, making this a perfect stop for beginners wishing to try some new activities and learn some new skills. For the experts bring your own equipment and teach the next generation how it’s done.
Being in between the two moors you are in a perfect location to head out for a walk, hike or drive on the moors depending on your ability. Take a picnic with you, head up to Dartmoor and explore the tors and moorland, admiring the wildlife as you go, or head further into Cornwall and explore the southern Cornwall coastline.
Callington is a great base for exploring the rest of Cornwall and being on the border of Devon means you can explore both counties during your holida
Callington is a great base for exploring the rest of Cornwall and being on the border of Devon means you can explore both counties during your holiday in the South West to ensure you get the best of both worlds. To see what accommodation is on offer in the area, check out our accommodation pages. From B&B’s to hotels, from camping to caravanning you will find something suitable for your next Callington holiday in Cornwall.