Welcome to Tamar Valley

Though it’s spanned by around 20 bridges – including Brunel’s Royal Albert rail bridge (built in 1859) and the more recent Tamar Bridge for cars (1961) – the Tamar is still an important psychological boundary for the Cornish, as demonstrated by the recent proposals to create a new cross-county ‘Devonwall’ constituency, which predictably met with howls of protest.

For most people, their only view of the Tamar is from the bridges as they travel in or out of the county, but the river is a deliciously peaceful area to explore if you have the time.

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Tamar Valley in detail