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The Tamar Valley Line

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Address: Calstock, England

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Never tire of travelling this beautiful railway

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Calstock, United Kingdom
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Calstock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 Quay. Don't miss this great experience!

Thank Kithill
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank denisloretto
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 we spent the day chugging along single track lines on one and two carriage trains.... More 

Thank twistedpretender
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

Thank Acti0nMum
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Some excellent views of the valley and estuary on the run from Calstock into Plymouth. Trains every 2 hours, turn round about 20 minutes at Plymouth. Particularly recommended for keen walkers coming from Plymouth for a day out walking around Calstock and Cotehele

Thank alc59
Paignton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I travelled on the line on a Sunday last year. The line upto Bere Alston used to be the southern main line between Exeter and Plymouth, and has fallen in status since Beeching, with the line now only single track, and all stations unstaffed. Bere Ferrers has a small heritage group based there, although it was closed the day I... More 

Thank spiceyart
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

The line goes from Gunnislake with free car park travelling on a 2 carriage train. Nice modern small station and no staff. You can buy your ticket on the train via the conductor. Very slow for the first few miles and over the iconic high level Calstock Victorian bridge. The journey speeds up from Bere Alston and rapidly arrives in... More 

1 Thank Michael D
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Gunnislake to Plymouth is a must trip. Free car parking at gunnislake .train two coaches, nice slow trip half of the line, then it's full speed into Plymouth... Shame the windows were quite grubby on the train. But it's a train ride with a difference. Worth a ride £5.50 return.... Good value.

1 Thank Knocker874
Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

On Thursday 27th August, I travelled from Gunnislake to Plymouth on the First Great Western train line with my family. As my daughter is a wheelchair user, I looked online to see what the access was like. It showed that there was no ramp but there was a tick against 'wheelchair'. As this was slightly confusing, I phoned the helpline,... More 

1 Thank twoeuphs
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

I am SO pleased I found this admirable way of visiting Plymouth ( a concrete horror) from our camp site near Gulverton (Tavistock). Free parking at Gunnislake and a £10.20 return for two people taking some 30 minutes to drop down to Plymouth. Indeed if you consider parking charges and simply driving around Plymouth, this was a no brainer. Lots... More 

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