Saltash is known as the 'Gateway to Cornwall', as it lies just across the River Tamar from Plymouth. It is home to the spectacular Royal Albert Bridge, which with its unique design, engineering and appearance is counted as is one of the greatest bridges in the world. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and completed in 1859, this stunning bridge is a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting the area.
Saltash itself is a thriving town with a lively shopping centre plus a host of independent shops selling unique gifts and souvenirs. There are also pubs, restaurants and cafes and general retail shops for all of your holiday needs.
Saltash provides easy access to other areas of Cornwall and Devon, from the sandy beaches of Whitsand Bay to the dramatic scenery of Bodmin Moor. Less than half an hour’s drive away, you will find the picturesque fishing village of Looe, with Polperro just 10 minutes further down the road.
On the Rame Penisula near Torpoint, you can find Mount Edgcumbe – a grand country house situated in 865 acres of beautiful country parkland. Feeling active during your visit? Why not give 'Disc Golf' a go before you leave the park, or Adventure Segway? Whether you prefer 'extreme', adrenaline-fuelled activities, or are happy with a leisurely stroll around our local area, you can rest assured that you're never too far away from a cream tea!
Another National Trust property, also located in Torpoint, is Antony House and Gardens. This superb early 18th Century mansion has been home to the Carew family for 600 years. There are numerous attractive woodland walks around the house, where you will find many exotic varieties of plant – the perfect place to walk off one too many clotted-cream laden scones…
For further information of other attractions in and around the area, please visit our Things to Do page.