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From glorious beaches, to moorland wilderness to riverside villages, Devon and Cornwall are packed with ‘must visit’ destinations to visit by train. Here are some of our favourites for 2023.
St Ives is one of the most picturesque destinations in Cornwall. Best known for its beautiful sandy beaches, harbour and art galleries.
Visit one of Devon and Cornwall’s hidden gems. Take the scenic Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Calstock and explore this riverside village with its great pubs and woodland walk to the historic Cotehele House.
Discover Dartmoor’s rugged peaks, lush woodlands, rivers and waterfalls. Enjoy fantastic walks right from Okehampton station, or hire a bike on-site and ride the Granite Way to the village of Lydford.
A beautiful seaside town in South East Cornwall, Looe is known for its narrow streets, harbour, safe beaches and scenic coastal walks.
(via bus from Honitor and Axminster stations)
Visit the charming seaside towns of the Jurassic Coast in East Devon and West Dorset. Take a fossil hunting walk from Lyme Regis Museum, built on the site of Mary Anning’s birthplace, ride the heritage Seaton Tramway, or hit the beach to admire the glorious red cliffs.
Tickets for local journeys within Devon and Cornwall can be bought on the day and are great value (such as Exeter to Okehampton, £8 Off-Peak Day Return).
Another fantastic option for travel to/from London is GWR’s Night Riviera Sleeper.