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Saltash - step into Cornish life

Often dubbed the 'Gateway to Cornwall', as it lies immediately across the River Tamar from Plymouth, Saltash is a welcoming and picturesque market town with much to offer. If you're arriving by train you'll have experienced Brunel's impressive Royal Albert Bridge already; if not, it's worth seeing as it makes for an impressive, and imposing, photo opportunity. There's a great sense of community spirit in Saltash, with several festivals through the year, including the May Fair and the Summer Regatta.

Head to the beach

While Cornwall might be famed for Land's End, being the UK mainland's lowest western corner and the starting or finish lines for many an expedition, south-east Cornwall has a wealth of destinations which give it its own unique character. For most, the beaches are the main draws, with Saltash Beach both delightful and conveniently close, and Looe Beach a popular destination. The area's photogenic fishing villages and good seafood are also real treats.

Cornish cuisine - more than just a pasty

While the pasties mustn't be discounted - it's not geographically protected for nothing, you know - there is a great deal more to the area for keen foodies. Seafood is a speciality, and dairy produce from fudge and cheeses to the clotted cream (on the area's famous scones) are a must.

Looking for a cheap hotel in Saltash? Travelodge Saltash Hotel is most convenient, while travellers heading through Plymouth might prefer Travelodge Plymouth Derriford Hotel or Travelodge Plymouth Hotel.