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Tamar Valley minerThe Tamar Valley Line

Let the train take you on a scenic tour of real ales along the Tamar Valley branch line - an area which was once a hive of mining activity, with copper, tin and silver amoung the many metals extracted. One of England's loveliest country branch lines the area is designated as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". The 14 mile railway skirts the edge of the magnificent River Tamar and its estuary before crossing the splendid Calstock viaduct joining Devon and Cornwall.

Click on the names of each of the pubs to visit our pub pages and find out more.



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Contact the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership:

e-mail railpart@plymouth.ac.uk
tel/fax: (01752) 584777

Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership,
School of Geography,
University of Plymouth,
Plymouth PL4 8AA

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August 2014

A lovely backstreet Plymouth pub, the Providence Inn in Providence Street has been added to the trail.

This is just around the corner from the Clifton Inn and is around 15 minutes walk from the station (follow the directions for the Clifton, just before the turning for that (Clifton Street) is Providence Street.

The Providence normally has three real ales on, usually one St Austell one and two from around the country.

The Hill Park Tavern has closed (and been converted to flats, sadly).

The Barbican Tavern is now called Porters. Close by, both the Minerva and the Kings Head (two of Plymouth's oldest pubs) are very well worth a look.

All pubs apart from the Hill Park are open.


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All trails valid throughout 2014!

To open and save a leaflet with details of this trail just click on the link below:

Tamar Valley leaflet

If you want to download just the form to collect pub stamps use the link below:

Tamar Valley stamp sheet

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