The Gateway to Cornwall
Saltash, a pleasant and friendly town of around 15,000 people, is Cornwall's oldest borough. Built on the Cornish side of the Tamar, at a point where an ancient highway crossed the estuary by means of a ferry, it has long been known as "The Gateway to Cornwall". Although the original ferry is no more, Saltash now has two unique bridges: Isambard K Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge has carried all rail passengers between Devon and Cornwall since 1859, and some 50,000 road vehicles daily cross the Tamar Bridge between Plymouth and Saltash.
Set between Bodmin Moor to the west and Dartmoor to the east, and bordered on three sides by the Tamar and Lynher estuaries, most of Saltash Civil Parish is a picturesque rural landscape of hills and valleys, woods and streams, farms and villages; part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From its Norman churches and castle to the new leisure centre and the prestigious China Fleet Club, from ancient inns to modern restaurants, from country walks to skateboarding, Saltash truly has 'something for everyone'. Essa a'gas dynnergh! ... Welcome To Saltash!