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The Tamar Valley Line

Calstock, England
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Beautiful and Scenic.

A very scenic route- no wander it's on Tripadvsior. Lovely views and architectural works, huge... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jakegoestravelling
The Tamar Valley Line

The Tamar Valley Line runs from Plymouth railway staion to Gunnislake with stops on the way. You... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
mick s s
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The Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Gunnislake is one of the South West's most scenic branch lines. Highlights include great views of the Royal Albert Bridge, the journey through the rolling countryside and crossing the 120-ft high Calstock viaduct. Calstock is a great place to get off - with a top country pub serving excellent food and a riverside walk to the National Trust's Cotehele property.
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“single track” (5 reviews)
“scenic route” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Calstock, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very scenic route- no wander it's on Tripadvsior. Lovely views and architectural works, huge, vast bridges. I Love the Tamar Valley Line!

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Tamar Valley Line runs from Plymouth railway staion to Gunnislake with stops on the way. You can get off and on at any of the stops but the most scenic are Bere Ferrers and Calstock. Day return tickets are around £6. There is a...More

2  Thank mick s s
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I catch this train to Plymouth many times. A really lovely train journey around £5.70. Plymouth to Calstock return. Less if you have rail cards of course. Run regularly and really is worth going on. I often leave my car at home and use this...More

1  Thank denisetaylor
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I would recommend getting the train quick and easy cheaper than driving dogs go free. we went on a Saturday to Calstock the station at st beaudeax needs looking after regarding litter but the station at Calstock was clean. the train was clean and the...More

1  Thank Berni C
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is one of the most interesting scenic railways in Cornwall. Parking at Gunnislake is free and railway follows the Tamar for a lot of its journey. Really interesting to see the Tamar bridge from the ground.

1  Thank walkingdoodle02
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Took the train from Plymouth to gunnislake and loved the beautiful scenery as well as the quaint stations. Spotted several others places we would like to explore on the way (like bere ferrers station to see the old trains). The staff were very pleasant too...More

2  Thank Stacey G
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

As well as providing a much needed link to Plymouth and beyond for those of us who live in the beautiful Tamar Valley, this railway is scenic and relaxing...take the train to Calstock and walk through the woods to National Trust Cotehele House, gardens and...More

2  Thank Kithill
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Single track line with wonderful views over the Tamar Valley and spectacular Calstock viaduct. Charming stations.

2  Thank denisloretto
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed a couple of trips on the Tamar Valley line, and can heartily recommend it of you enjoy messing about on trains. On this occasion we managed to combine the Tamar Valley line with a trip along the Looe Valley line, which meant...More

1  Thank twistedpretender
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

An easy and picturesque way to access Plymouth from Gunnislake. Usually only 2 or 3 carriages. Beautiful scenery through so much greenery and water, all at a slow pace.

2  Thank Acti0nMum
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Pauline W
30 August 2016|
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Response from Acti0nMum | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pauline I am so sorry I have not been on Tripadvisor recently and therefore missed your question. Certainly at the stations themselves you can get to the platforms (ie Plymouth has lifts and gates you can go through and... More
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longylong
24 July 2015|
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Yes-----There is the Donkey Park with play barn and café just up the road at St Anns Chapel. There are Trip Advisor reviews which are mainly very good. I have been there and thought it well worth a visit ( but unfortunately... More
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