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“Gastronomy on rails.”

Looe Valley Railway Line
Ranked #6 of 33 things to do in Liskeard
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Looe Valley Line links the bustling market town of Liskeard with the picturesque fishing port of Looe. The train journey is full of beautiful views out of the train window, as the wooded valley teaming with wildlife opens up to glorious estuary views as the river meets the sea. Looe itself is a much-loved seaside destination that’s full of character. It prides itself on its safe beaches for swimming and sunbathing, restaurants that specialise in fresh local ingredients, and a maze of narrow streets full of small independent shops to discover.
Looe, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Gastronomy on rails.”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Fabulous trip on this very scenic route with delicious taster menus provided by local restaurants. Will watch out for this offer again.

Visited March 2012
12 Thank Frantic_at_60
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Relaxing Trip and Fantastic Scenery”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

This is such a lovely train ride. Low cost for a family and dog. We parked easily in Liskeard right alongside the railway line and paid on the train. Journey is approximately 30 mins or thereabouts and although it was a really sunny day the carriages were not too crowded. The train can accommodate bikes, buggies and wheelchairs and the station staff are very friendly and helpful. Dogs are carried free of charge but must be kept off the seats and tables. Train stops in Looe just a short walk (downhill) to the town, harbour and smalll beach area. Make sure you get note of the return train times and plan to board ten minutes before advertised departure time - unlike our national rail services they are extremely prompt and leave on the dot from both stations! Well worth the trip and would definitely do it again!

Visited August 2012
11 Thank ppotti1234
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Lancing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Park N Ride - a picturesque ride”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Although not behind a steam engine, this is a really low cost park and ride and very scenic. Looe is a lovely town with something for everyone (kids, adults, older people) Great pubs, bars and shops.
You cannot have a better view from a railway carriage window in the South West.

Visited July 2012
12 Thank martin o
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Cornwall, UK
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best little local railway line!”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Unique little rail journey along old Liskeard and Looe Railway, once a part of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway for transporting granite and copper ore from the quarries and mines on Bodmin Moor.

Visited September 2011
23 Thank Clivenjulie
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Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“What a joy”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

Forget the car, take a trip on the splendid Looe Valley line which follows the picturesque Looe Valley from Liskeard to Looe through tiny stations and stunning scenery. See Little Egrets and Kingfishers as you trundle slowly by, the train even stops whilst the driver swaps to the other end and the guard changes the points at Coombe Junction.

Visited June 2011
22 Thank Cornish_by_choice
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