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Visit Cotehele car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s relaxing to visit Cotehel car-free.

The pretty walk from Calstock is signposted and takes about 40 minutes. See the map or download PDF instructions here or here to get to reception.

A scenic train line runs to Calstock from Plymouth (35 mins).

Buses run to Calstock from Callington (15 mins) and Tavistock (45 mins).

Plymouth is about half an hour by train from: Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard, Newton Abbot or Totnes.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy a free hot drink with a valid train ticket, bus ticket or bike helmet.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trainsbuses or travel in Cornwall.

Find the best train or bus ticket for you.

Scenic Tamar Valley train line runs to Calstock from Plymouth and Gunnislake. There’s a spotter trail of things to see from the train. Find out more

Plan your cycle route here and then walk to reception. Park your bike at the visitor reception, where there is a log with hooks.

Footpaths are shown on the Cotehele map. There walk from the station is shown on this map and you can download instructions here or here.

Taxis can be booked with: Calstock – 07826 744 644 or Kit Hill – 07920 473 747.

Find accessibility information for buses and trains and Cotehele. You can hire a tramper vehicle.

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All photos on this page are copyright ©National Trust Images – full credits here.

About Cotehele

Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. The Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. The interior tour has changed little over the years, although the furnishings were titivated as Cotehele continued to inspire its adoring owners.

Outside, explore the formally planted terraces, or lose yourself in the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote and leads down to the river. Seek tranquillity in the Upper Garden or visit the two orchards planted with local apples and cherries.

From early spring flowers to herbaceous borders in high season, to the orchards in the autumn and snow drops in winter, you’ll find horticultural activity all year round.

In the 19th century local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market.

For any queries about visiting contact Cotehele on 01579351346 or cotehele@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Cotehele, St Dominick, near Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6TA. Visit Website