Welcome to the Cornish Cross
the Cornish cross was erected 21/4/2013
The Cornish Cross stands high above the Tamar River in Saltash, alongside the A38 and the Tamar Road Bridge. The Cross marks the Gateway into Cornwall for millions of visitors, and is a base for exploring the historic Waterside area of Saltash.
Visitors can park in Saltash Town Centre, take a short if steep stroll around the heritage sites and enjoy the cafes, shops and restaurants of the forgotten Cornish gem that is Saltash.
Saltash has always been at the forefront of engineering technology. An early chain ferry once linked Cornwall with “England” and the town is home to the Royal Albert Bridge, the masterpiece of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Saltash is redolent with nineteenth century relics and memories of the great Victorian engineer – voted second Greatest Briton of all time in 2002.
Now Saltash also home to the Cornish Cross, built at Newquay Airport, using twentieth century composite materials and technology, and reflecting Cornish aerospace and boatbuilding expertise.