Saltash is a town in the south east of Cornwall. It has a population of approx. 16,000 in 2011. It lies on the south east of Cornwall, linking Plymouth with Cornwall over the river Tamar via Brunel’s Royal Albert bridge – rail bridge. The bridge towers 134 ft, it was constructed in 1854 and has a total length of 666 metres.

Saltash is known as the gateway to Cornwall.

Saltash has a number of annual events

  • Saltash Mayfair
  • Saltash town regatta

Saltash is an ideal location for visitors to the Tamar valley. Sir Frances Drake married a saltash girl.

Saltash is a fab location to start your holiday in Cornwall, go to the saltash museum it’s great.

Saltash is a modern town with roots stretching back to the 12th century – situated on the west bank of the river Tamar

Some places to visit

  • Saltash Heritage
  • Saltash Celtic cross
  • Ferryman’s sculpture


River Tamar was once a maritime high way with ships carrying minerals fruits and flowers to all markets all over the world.

Saltash is the ideal location for sailing.

Royal Albert bridge was the first suspension bridge in the world to be broadened and enhanced whilst still remaining open to the public.