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About Saltash

A small medieval port on the River Tamar, once home to the largest River Steamer Fleet in the Southwest.

Narrow streets rise steeply from the riverbanks where popular pastimes such as canoeing and fishing are still enjoyed.
Two bridges cross the river here: A railway bridge designed by Isabard Kingom Brunel in 1859.
A road bridge (Tamar Bridge) opened in the early 1960’s. This is a modern suspension bridge which replaced the ferry service, this had been in use since the 13th century. There is still a regular car ferry service, but this runs from nearby Torpoint.
Directly across the river is the city of Plymouth. The city boasts excellent shopping, theatres, long sea frontage and is also a major employment centre through the naval dockyard. Britainy Ferries also have a base here with services to Roscoff and Santander.

Saltash has limited shopping but caters for all local requirements.
Accommodation is quite limited although nearby are the popular resorts of Looe and Polperro.