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

 
29th May, 2022

10 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 […]

 
20th May, 2022

118 onward bus from Okehampton station

Did you know? It’s easy to use the Dartmoor Line (Exeter-Crediton-Okehampton) as a springboard to explore Lydford, Brentor and Tavistock thanks to the onward 118 Rail Link bus that departs from right outside Okehampton station. Buses depart every other hour, timed with trains (Mon-Sat, some Sunday buses too). Where to explore? Visit Lydford Gorge, Lydford […]

19th May, 2022

Crediton’s best ever train service

Look up train times & book tickets PLAIN TEXT VERSION: Crediton’s best ever train service New from Sunday 15 May, welcome to Crediton’s best ever train service. Two trains an hour to/from Exeter Central* £2.70 Single | £5.40 Anytime Day Return Exeter Central station is in the heart of the city, close to Princesshay and […]

 
26th April, 2022

Bere Ferrers spring craft fair – visit by train

Hop on the train from Plymouth to Bere Ferrers this Saturday 30th April to enjoy the arts & craft fair in this picturesque village and celebrate local designers! Held at Bere Ferrers Social Club from 11am to 3:30pm, the fair will include paintings, glass blowing, lacemaking, jewellery, pottery, handmade soaps, fused glass and Tamar Valley […]

 
18th April, 2022

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 at the Tamar Inn […]

 
29th March, 2022

Honiton Spring Market and Fun Day

Hop on the train to Honiton this Saturday for street stalls, live music, reptile displays, miniature ponies and more. Honiton’s high street is just 5 minutes’ walk from the station (map). Look up train times.

 
16th March, 2022

Dartmoor adventures by train

Take the Dartmoor Line to Okehampton (just 40 minutes from Exeter) and try outdoor activities for families and groups right from the station. Adventure Okehampton is based at the Youth Hostel next to the station. They offer bike or minibus transport to activities including: Gorge scrambling Canoeing/Kayaking Rock climbing Other options including archery, bushcraft and […]

 
2nd March, 2022

3 cracking station cafes on the Tarka Line between Exeter and Barnstaple

Eggesford Crossing Cafe The scenic Tarka Line between Exeter and Barnstaple has some great independent station cafes. So whether it’s a full cooked breakfast, coffee and cake, or something in between – treat yourself! Barnstaple Station Master’s Cafe Enjoy everything from pancakes to paninis and ice cream milkshakes to a full English breakfast. Seating available […]

 
2nd February, 2022

Dog-friendly Cornish beaches by train

Dogs ride free on the train (up to two dogs per person – just bring a lead), so hop aboard and take your four-legged friend on a beach adventure: These beaches welcome dogs all year round: Great Western beach | Newquay Photo: Felipe Kos under Creative Commons license Newquay station is in the heart of […]

 
25th January, 2022

Great value journeys on the East Devon Line

EAST DEVON LINE - YOUR GUIDE TO TAKING THE TRAIN 5 great day trips by train FROM THE EAST DEVON LINE Photo: Visit Plymouth 5 GREAT DAY TRIPS | WAYS TO SAVE | TRAVEL TIPS | TRAVELLING FOR WORK | RAIL MAP 5 GREAT DAY TRIPS | WAYS TO SAVE | TRAVEL TIPSTRAVELLING FOR WORK […]