Located close to the Tamar and Lynher rivers, Callington is home to some of the most stunning countryside in Cornwall, as well as a historically significant church. With its first burials recorded in 1446, St. Mary’s Church holds the ancient, historic tombs of the Ayssheton and Willoughby families, and dates back to the 15th century.
This area’s rich history can be unearthed at the Callington Heritage Centre, set inside an old chapel and housing a collection of fascinating images and documents which tell the story of this unique town’s past.
Callington also hosts a packed year-round events calendar. The Callington Arts Venue, Callington Town Hall and nearby Calstock Hall collectively run a monthly live entertainment programme which features a whole host of performances from some of the most established and up-and-coming acts from the culture scene. Whether you’re into jazz, pop, opera or folk, or you’re a fan of comedies, story-telling or theatre, Callington is home to some of the most compelling shows and performances.
The town’s much-loved Mayfest celebrations also take place each May, showcasing local music and dance talent, and hosting Cornish dance and music workshops for visitors and the local community.
The annual Callington Carnival is also not to be missed, with its iconic parade which includes more than 20 floats as well as indoor markets featuring produce from local traders, artists and makers.
Located in the heart of east Cornwall, Callington is as rich in community spirit as it is cultural celebrations.