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Looe Valley Railway Line

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Address: Looe Valley, Liskeard, England
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The Looe Valley Line links the bustling market town of Liskeard with the...

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.

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Nice and relaxing way to travel - and cheap

We were going to Looe and decided to park the car at Liskeard and take the train - much cheaper and we had been warned that the streets in Looe are difficult to negotiate. Train... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were going to Looe and decided to park the car at Liskeard and take the train - much cheaper and we had been warned that the streets in Looe are difficult to negotiate. Train trip is pleasant - lots to see - pleasant rural outlook and closer to Looe the river opens out - lots of bird life and... More 

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Whaley Bridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A short but very pretty trip from looe to liskeard. Follow the advice, travel at a high tide to see the estuary at its best, even better travel in the autumn as the trees are turning. It is only a 30 minute trip and includes a stylish entry into Liskeard via the switch back and loop under the main line.... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were originally going to travel from Looe to Liskeard, but consulting timetables and researching parking reversed our plans. Park at Liskeard, it is £1 all day next to the platform, or free if the meter is broken as we found. The diesel unit meanders downhill through wooded valleys and makes a most pleasant and stress free way to go... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Absolutely beautiful scenic railway journey that takes you alongside the river ending in the port of Looe near the harbour. History lovers will notice the remains of the Liskeard and Looe Union Canal whic fell into disuse after the introduction of the railway. Nature watchers will enjoy the numerous water birds, including large numbers of Egrets, Herons and Kingfishers. Spend... More 

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Although this was a nice experience, with very friendly staff and good value for money, it wasn't quite the experience we were expecting. We had hoped the train would be a bit more old fashioned and that the views would have been more spectacular. In fact it was a fairly modern enclosed train and most the journey was woodland. So... More 

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great day, loads of things to do, great day great place with historic things to see and do, best part of our holiday !!

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Dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was the easiest way to get into Looe especially on a sunny weekend, we went from Liskeard. The cost including return was very reasonable for 3 of us. But you have to buy the tickets from the top station then catch the train from the bottom one. Leaving the car for the day was cheap as the machine was... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Pleasant journey with lovely views. Liskeard station very interesting, showing the history of the Looe valley line.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We took the train from Liskeard to Looe. It started badly as we initially did not realise there are two different lines and platforms at Liskeard and there was a long queue at the ticket office. However on the Looe line you buy your tickets on the train so go straight to the corre t platform and all will be... More 

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Stone, Staffordshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

On arriving at Liskeard, don't stop at the top station... This is the main line to Plymouth. The parking and station for this line is at the bottom of the hill and you can, if you're in a hurry, buy tickets on the train. Once on the train, the ride is lovely, quaint and trundles along happily to Looe. The... More 

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