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The Tamar Valley Line
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calstock, England
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Taking you from Plymouth to Gunnislake through a rolling landscape and with fabulous river views, this route is worth taking. Beautiful walks on both sides of the Tamar, including from Calstock to Cotehele (National Trust) through the woods make it a lovely day out. My...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jo D
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Amazingly good value and a delightful railway journey with great views of the Tamar and the Devon countryside. The line up to Bere Alston was a main line and is fast with a railway heritage site at Bere Ferrers. Friendly staff and well used stations,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Of all the rail journeys I have undertaken, this has to be my favourite, and one I have done on numerous occasions. There are fine views of the River Tamar to be seen along with the moors and countryside. (on a clear day!) It is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 34,057
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Go by train from Plymouth to Calstock and Gunnislake. Calstock is near the viaduct in the picture and there are pubs and walks along the river here. Very peaceful and tranquil.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Timmide
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Came on the train with my child who travelled free if she brought along her teddy. Only £4,60 return. Was easy to get on from our local station and only a very short walk to the village to the quayside.More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Clancky
Mike-Parker-Bray, Public Relations Manager at The Tamar Valley Line, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed it! If other families want to have a teddy adventure, this offer runs until the end of August - see details below. ----- Over the school summer holidays (27 July – 31 August 2018), children aged 5 to 15 can make a...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

this is a lovely train journey through the Cornish and Devon countryside and alongside part of the tamar river. It goes from Plymouth to Gunnislake and takes 45 mins. There are several stations it stops at on the journey and crosses over the Tamar river...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank julie g
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Interesting ride up and down the countryside to Plymouth, with interesting stations, some with old trains to see, and of course Greenaway (Agatha Christie). Very reasonable fare.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katrina L
Reviewed 25 May 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jake a
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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank mick s s
Reviewed 13 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Pauline W
30 August 2016|
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
23 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