Our guide to Torpoint & Saltash holidays

Situated on the Rame Peninsula and known as the 'gateway to Cornwall', Saltash connects Devon to Cornwall by rail and road. Saltash is accessed via a suspension bridge engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1859, which crosses the River Tamar. The bridge is an attraction in itself, a feet of engineering and graceful design, and can also be crossed on foot. Saltash is an ideal base for exploring the counties of Devon and Cornwall.

Nearby Torcross looks across the river towards Devonport, which, like Plymouth, is accessible by ferry. The quaint twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are nearby, with superb views across the estuary to Plymouth.

Port Eliot House and Gardens

You’ll find Port Eliot House and Gardens quietly tucked in the Saltash countryside, and if you’re lucky enough to be in the area between March and June you’ll be able to wander this Grade 1 listed house. Still home to Lord and Lady St Germans, this rather beautiful country house is full of ancient treasures that make it the kind...

Cotehele House to Quay and Mill Walk

The Tamar Valley acts as a natural border between Devon and Cornwall, so it’s always been an interesting area for a short stroll. Cotehele in the heart of the valley was once home to a thriving quay and flickering lime kilns, and today it makes a great place to explore without the car. The quayside is always a good place...
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