Saltash, located in Cornwall, is situated facing Plymouth near the River Tamar. It is frequently referred to as the gateway to Cornwall. There is a variety of places of interest in the local area, including the Saltash Museum and local history centre as well as the Royal Albert Bridge and Tamar Road Bridge. Other attractions include Saltash Heritage Trail, Cotehele House and Saltmill Park. In addition, there are more than twenty local walks throughout the town and the surrounding countryside. Visitors will find there are ample accommodation options in Saltash as well as in the surrounding area.
The English town of Saltash is located within Cornwall. The town of Saltash has a population of about fifteen thousand and it is located within the southeastern part of Cornwall overlooking Plymouth and the River Tamar. The town of Saltash was located within the district of Caradon up until March 2009. The town of Saltash is commonly referred to as the gateway to Cornwall. The word Saltash means ash tree that is by the salt mill. The town of Saltash is the biggest town within the eastern part of Cornwall.
The town of Saltash is the home of the royal Albert Bridge that was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunels and it opened on the 2nd May 1859 by HRH Prince Albert.
The railway station for Saltash is located close to the centre of the town. The nearby empty buildings were hopefully going to be restored as a visitor centre however a property developer has now purchased it. The railway station is still served by a regular train service and there are some high-speed trains that use the line, as it is the main line from and to Paddington Station in London.
Culver Road within the town of Saltash is home to the cottage that was used by Mary Newman who was the wife of Sir Francis Drake.
There are two towns close to the town of Saltash and these are Ince and Trematon. There is also a close by nature reserve that is located at Churchtown Farm and this nature reserve is home to some fantastic walks and some stunning rivers.