Cornwall’s great scenic railways

Make your journey part of the adventure – from St Ives to the Tamar Valley Line, explore the best of Cornwall on the county’s great scenic railways.

The St Ives Bay Line (St Erth – St Ives)

The views from the train window are spectacular as the line sweeps along the coast, past the golden sands of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay. On arrival in St Ives, hit the beach or explore independent shops and art galleries including Tate St Ives. Find out more on our site.

The Looe Valley Line (Liskeard – Looe)

Take the train through winding wooded valleys, and at low tide, look out the window for wading birds on the river such as Litte egrets, Grey herons, Oystercatchers and Curlews. In Looe, visit the beach or explore the narrow streets full of lovely independent shops and pubs. Find out more on our site.

The Maritime Line (Truro – Falmouth)

From the cathedral city of Truro – home to the Royal Cornwall Museum and Lemon Street’s splendid Georgian architecture – take the train to Falmouth and visit its excellent beaches, public gardens, picturesque shopping streets and magnificent natural harbour. Find out more on our site.

The Atlantic Coast Line (Par – Newquay)

Ride through the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley, and on across Goss Moor with distant views of the white lunar landscape of the Cornish China Clay industry. Then enjoy the coastal resort of Newquay, acknowledged as one of the finest stretches of coastline in Europe. Find out more on our site.

The Tamar Valley Line (Plymouth – Gunnislake)

Enjoy views of rolling green fields, sleepy villages and beautiful river crossings. The highlight of the journey is when the train slowly creeps down over the Calstock viaduct and you are 120 feet above the river below. Find out more and plan your trip. Find out more on our site.

Get day trip ideas, train times, fares and top tips on the Great Scenic Railways website.

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