Plym Embankment and Saltram House

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Plympton, England

Plym Embankment and Saltram House Plympton Reviews

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Somewhat neglected but quite a gem Dec 06, 2010
The estuary of the River Plym is tidal and is now too silted for shipping. it is picturesque at high tide and good for bird watchers on the mud flats when the tide is out. The road beside it used to be wide and peaceful - great for early driving lessons. (My first one was there!) Now it is the main road to Exeter from the city centre of Plymouth.

Saltram House, owned by the National Trust, is on the other side of the river. Although I spent all my boyhood after WW2 in Plymouth, I only remember going to Saltram twice, presumably because there ae so many free treats near Plymouth.

Now I know more about the house from the TV than from memories, most of which are of picking sweet chestnuts on the estate. I am sure I should be more appreciative of the superb Adam interiors now - and of the period furniture, ceramics and pictures.

The estate is noted for its horseshoe bats and there are varied habitats for birds - including the estuary.
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