Cremyll Ferry

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Cremyll Quay, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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To the 'forgotten corner' of Cornwall. Nov 30, 2010
The term 'forgotten corner' is often used to describe the far south-east of Cornwall. It is certainly true that many of the tourists who pour into Cornwall never get to see this corner - but perhaps it is unknown rather than forgotten by them. it is certainly neither unknown nor forgotten by visitors to Plymouth in Devon or indeed by residents of that city.

The most direct way into it from Devon is by the chain ferry from Devonport to Torpoint but for pedestrians and cyclists it is the Cremyll Ferry from Stonehouse to the small village of Cremyll. I see that on the company's timetable they now call the Cornish side of the crossing 'Mount Edgcumbe'. Mount Edgcumbe House was not open to the public when I used to go on the ferry fairly frequently and I can only hope that the ferry has become more popular since it did open. In 'my' time it was run by Milbrook Steamboat & Trading Co Ltd. There has been a ferry service here since at least the early 13th century.

The scenery of the crossing is most enjoyable and you feel as if you are in naother age - unless some particularly modern river transport sweeps across you.
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