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“2 bridges” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saltash Waterside

Saltash Waterside
Tamar Street, Saltash PL12 4EL, England
44 1752 844846
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Saltash
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“2 bridges”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

l was there last week and most weeks,l used to live there,even in winter you can drive down underneath the 2 bridges and sit in your car,amazing views of the River Tamar,there are still a couple of pubs down there and plenty of seats in the summer and loads of swans to feed.very relaxing on a nice sunny day or in a car when cold.

Visited February 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“local hang out, lot's of little treasures(sea glass etc)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

An easy place to chill out on a sunny evening. There's a couple of decent pubs and a small beach with boats and swans etc etc. Don't expect anything grand apart from the Tamar bridges it's not that sort of place and make sure you go on a sunny day as inclement weather can make the place a bit brisk and bleak.....has a small play park for the kids......it's also the venue for Saltash's annual regatta.

Visited September 2012
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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“"Breathtaking views from Saltash Foreshore"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We went to Saltash in October 2010 and found it to be a lovely place even though as you can see from the photos it was a nasty day.I have waited a long time to see this magnificent bridge and even the weather did not spoil my enthuiasm ,i think if the weather was better the views along the Tamar would have been magic,as well as the small harbour,but never mind.It also rained when we stopped off at Bristol to look at the S.S.Great Britain,same here it did not affect my enthusiasm,Brunel was Great.

Visited February 2012
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“Grubby, dog-alley”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

An area steeped in history, presided over by two of the most famous West Country bridges.
You can easily imagine your Victorian forebears strolling along the river bank soaking up the panoramic views...
Today you tread more carefully, avoiding the canine detritus; marvelling at the ineptitude and lack of imagination of the originators of the sad Brunel statue - the man must be turning in his grave if that is the best we can offer!
The grass adjoining the promenade always needs cutting; the paths are not weeded sufficiently; and, overall a potentially appealing and welcoming spot lacks the attractiveness to pull in the resident population - let alone the tourist.

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“Bit of a mess.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

Down at heel town with some genuine history and some shambolic sprawling modern developments which have turned the community into an indifferent slightly detached dormitory suburb of equally unimpressive Plymouth. The Waterside has evolved as a middling something and nothing notch porch. A bit more interesting if you come upon it from the river and moderately airy and open if you look upstream across the wider stretch. The view from right under the bridges is amazing, a photographer's paradise and sometimes when there are redundant warships moored downstream there is a certain shabby naval grandeur.The pubs aren't up to much, the sailing club when busy has the charm and buzz of genuine enthusiasm and unpretension. I like the plaque commemorating the last shelled ferry crossing especially as it is set into the wall of the retaining wall of the sharp bend in the narrow very steep street leading up from the landing to the shops. Quite a lot of kids launch their dinghies from the slip and jetty just below the bridge. Unless I had business or an intoxicating attraction, I probably wouldn't go back down to the riverside again. There are much better waterside places around the Sound, Hamoaze and Tamar.

Visited February 2011
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