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Why stop at Saltash?

 

Saltash not only the gateway to Cornwall but a fascinating place all in its own right, Crylla Valley A38 June 427don’t just pass through spend some time in this flourishing waterside town.

From Saltash to PlymouthStunning Views in and around SaltashFore Street Saltash

Saltash is the nearest town to Crylla Valley Cottages being just a few minutes along the A38 and is the gateway to South East Cornwall either by rail or road.  Saltash is linked by rail to the rest of the UK by the famous Royal Albert Bridge built by Brunel.  Opened in 1859 and recognized as Brunel’s final masterpiece it was completed immediately before his death.   As you approach Saltash Station speed is limited to 15mph across the bridge giving you a spectacular view along the River Tamar.

If arriving by car across the road bridge it is well worth breaking your journey to park up in one of the waterside car parks and stroll along the river bank or hop on one of the seasonal boat trips which take you to the Mayflower steps on the Barbican in Plymouth.

A short walk up from the waterside (although a very steep walk) along the Heritage Trail The Ferrymanbrings you to Fore Street where you can find a fine collection of independent shops, and also to the cottage of Mary Newman (Sir Francis Drake’s first wife), The Guildhall and Museum.

As you walk around Saltash look out for the Saltash Ferryman the sculpture at the waterside represents all the ferrymen and women who have worked the ferries over the centuries and picture panels by 10 Saltash artists tell the story of the ferries.  In Fore Street you will also find a special memorial to a remarkable lady, Anne Granville; who after her husband John fell ill took over his job as a waterman and also dominated women’s racing.  Anne along with her crew took second prize in a four-oared gig race at the 1833 Plymouth Regatta.

Then finish off with a walk back across the Tamar Road Bridge, once again taking in the panoramic view of the River Tamar. 

 

 

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