Callington is a historic civil parish and town situated between the Tamar and Lynher rivers. Its outlying area is home to some of Cornwall’s most stunning countryside, forests and rivers and its range of independent stores offer a great shopping experience -particularly the pannier market, a colorful emporium of extensive treasures open Monday-Saturday.
At the centre of the town is St Mary’s Church, which dates back to the 15th century. Its churchyard holds the ancient tombs of the Ayssheton and Willoughby families, the first burials to be recorded in 1446.
If you’d like to learn more about Callington’s captivating history, be sure to head to the heritage centre located in the chapel where you can view old images and documents from the town’s fascinating past.
Dupath Well. This historic, small yet dignified structure dates back to the 15th century as a local cure for whooping cough. Built by the Augustian canons, the well stands over a spring and is made from local granite.
The walk south east from the centre of town to Kitt Hill country park – 400 acres of beauty. You’ll be greeted by a spectacular panorama of rolling countryside – the perfect place for a picnic.