Visit Exeter by train from North Devon

 
20th September, 2020

Visit Exeter by train from North Devon

Photo: Richard Austin Whether you want to hit the shops or visit the city’s historic quayside, hop on the train to Exeter. You’ll arrive right in the heart of the city at Exeter Central station. The station forecourt has some great places to eat and drink including the Exploding Bakery, Zuki’s Caffetteria and Pieminister. Pieminister […]

 
15th September, 2020

9 great castles and National Trust properties to visit without your car

St Michael's Mount Devon and Cornwall are home to some fantastic castles and National Trust properties. You can visit many of them by public transport. Here are some of our favourites. Cornwall Cotehele © Caroline Ingram (Creative Commons) Tucked away in the Tamar Valley, Cotehele Estate is home to a beautiful Tudor manor house, working […]

 
13th September, 2020

5 great day trips by train from Plymouth

Hop on the train from Plymouth for some fantastic days out across Devon and Cornwall. Here are some of our favourites: 1. Calstock Visit this picturesque gem on the banks of the River Tamar. Arrive by train across the impressive viaduct and explore the village. Enjoy some top pub food or a picnic, treat yourself […]

 
10th September, 2020

The Box – how to book tickets and visit by train

Tickets are now on general release for The Box, Plymouth’s brand new museum and gallery, which opens on Tuesday 29th September. The Box is home to six outstanding national collections, over two million artefacts, archives, films and photographs, more than a dozen Victorian naval figureheads and even a woolly mammoth. To coincide with the 400th […]

 
9th September, 2020

Visit North Devon by train from Exeter

Instow by Stephen Ring Beautiful North Devon is easy to reach on the scenic Tarka Line from Exeter to Barnstaple. When you arrive, treat yourself at Barnstaple’s excellent station cafe and then head out on day trips including: The Tarka Trail Take an easy stroll or bike ride on the Tarka Trail, right from Barnstaple […]

 
2nd September, 2020

Our favourite secondhand bookshops to visit by train

The Topsham Bookshop Earlier this summer we launched our Book Trail of more than 60 bookshops to explore in Devon and Cornwall. All are either in rail-served towns and cities or easily reached by bus from stations. For me, there’s little nicer than looking along the shelves in a well stocked secondhand book shop – […]