6th December, 2016

Carols at Cotehele

Take a scenic train trip to Calstock, then enjoy a riverside walk to Cotehele to see its Christmas garland to the sound of carols – the perfect day out!

There are carols every day until Christmas (see a list of which choir is singing each day).

Getting there by train
Catch the 10 54 train from Plymouth out to Calstock in the Tamar Valley. The train arrives at 11 27 which gives you plenty of time to walk up through the woods to Cotehele House (approx. 45 mins – get our PDF leaflet of directions) and arrive in time for lunch at the Barn Restaurant.


Cross the spectacular viaduct before arriving at Calstock station

The Cotehele shop and gallery will be open for some relaxed Christmas shopping in beautiful surroundings, then top it all off with some carols under the famous garland in the main hall.

The first half-hour slot of carols starts at 14 00 which will give you plenty of time to walk back down to the station in time for the 15 56 train back to Plymouth.


Saltash Ladies Choir at Cotehele in 2014, filmed by Trish Graham. Visit her YouTube channel for more live concert videos.

How much does it cost?
The Off-Peak Day Return fare from Plymouth to Calstock is £5.60 for adults. 5-15 year-olds are half price, and under 5s go free. Buy your train tickets at Plymouth station before boarding the train.

Admission to the National Trust property is £6 for adults, with NT members and under 18s free.

Find out more about the Cotehele garland

Part funded by the Designated Community Rail Development Fund. The Fund is backed by the Department for Transport and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (now Community Rail Network).