Callington is a little ancient town located in a beautiful area of south east Cornwall, England’s most Westerly County. The town stands at the foot of Kit Hill which is famous for its mining culture.
Callington played a huge part in the 19th century mining scene, expanded and then became prosperous because of this role.
The land around Callington is very fertile making it perfect and popular for fruit growing as it is situated between two large rivers – the Tamar and the Lynher. The Parish Church is dedicated to St Mary and dates from the 15th century.
What to do in Callington
The Callington Heritage Centre stores a number of collections of interesting historical information telling the tales of Callington and its surrounding area.
Callington is known nationally for its mural trail. Throughout the town murals have been painted on walls by professional artists, college students and school children. They depict many aspects of life in the town both past and present and are beautiful to behold.
Callington is a walkers paradise and is the place to come for a stomp or a trek as there are miles of paths in the parish and beyond.
If you enjoy sports you can play golf at the world famous St Mellion golf course or immerse yourself in a variety of sports at the Community College. With the Tamar only a short distance away there is the opportunity to sail, canoe or just take a ferry and enjoy the bird life on the river. In June there is the Kit Hill Run and in October there is the renowned Honey Fair.
The town has a huge variety of places to dine and eat out in style, complimented with several cafes, historic public and a selection of restaurants, some of them having won national awards. The famous Ginsters provide the traditional Cornish pasty but cuisine in the town also includes oriental and thia options.