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Festival of Blossom

Cotehele Blossom Festival

Cotehele National Trust’s Festival of Blossom is back! Visit between Friday 26th and Monday 29th April for celebrations including lawn games, music, dance, an art exhibition and even ‘blossom yoga’! See the full programme of events for details. Getting to Cotehele Enjoy the scenic 30-minute journey from Plymouth to Calstock on the Tamar Valley Line […]

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5 great Easter holiday activities by train

Hop on the train this Easter, with kids travelling half price (5-15yrs old) and under 5s free! With so much happening across Devon and Cornwall, here are 5 of our top picks: Cotehele – Easter Egg Hunt Take the scenic train from Plymouth to Calstock in the Tamar Valley, then walk to Cotehele National Trust […]

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Bere Ferrers Spring Flower Show and Craft Fair

Bere Ferrers Spring Flower Show & Craft Fair – visit by train

Hop on the train from Plymouth to Bere Ferrers on Saturday 23rd March to enjoy the spring colours of the Tamar Valley at the village’s annual spring flower show and craft fair. Getting there It’s less than 20min from Plymouth to Bere Ferrers on the scenic Tamar Valley Line (see below for train times). The […]

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FREE hot drink as you explore North Devon

Hop on the train for a Devon day out to Barnstaple and beyond, grabbing a FREE hot drink from the Station Masters Cafe at Barnstaple station. Until 2nd April, present a valid Day Return ticket to Barnstaple (or Devon Day Ranger* ticket) to staff at the Station Masters Cafe at the station and take your […]

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Cotehele this half term – visit by train

Hop on the scenic Tamar Valley Line this half term and get the whole family out enjoying nature at the National Trust’s Cotehele. Little Gardener’s family trail (Wednesday 7th Feb – Sunday 25th Feb / 10:00 – 16:00) It’s time for the family to get out in the garden! From Wednesday 7th to Sunday 25th of February, go and […]

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February half term in Falmouth – get there by train

There’s lots to do in Falmouth this half-term – beat the traffic and get there by train on the Maritime Line. Here’s what’s on: The National Maritime Museum – Science of the Sea Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th Feb The National Maritime Museum (pictured above) is just a 5-minute walk from Falmouth Town station. The […]

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3 great walks from the Dartmoor Line

Hop on the train to Okehampton and explore some of the best that Dartmoor has to offer. Here are our top 3 walks starting from the station for a range of activity levels: 1. Belstone Circular 7 Miles | 3 – 4 Hours A varied walk (rugged in places) through the wooded East Okement Valley […]

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7 cosy pubs on Devon & Cornwall’s branch lines

There’s nothing better on a cold blustery day than cosying up in front of a roaring fire in a traditional country pub. Here are seven of our favourites that you can visit by train and have a tipple without the worry of needing to drive. 1. The Olde Plough, Bere Ferrers Set at the heart […]

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5 great beaches to visit by train in 2024

It’s no secret that Devon and Cornwall are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. We’ve listed a few of our favourites below that are easily accessible by train, so no need to worry about parking! 1. East Looe Beach, Looe Take a trip on the scenic Looe Valley Line and wander through […]

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Helston & The Lizard – visit by train and bus

Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula has some of the most beautiful scenery in the county. Discover its great local food, sandy beaches and rugged coastline by train and onward bus. How to get there Sit back and relax on the train as you pass over the Royal Albert Bridge into Cornwall. Hop off the train at Redruth […]

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