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Gunnislake is a small village that used to be one of the major entry points into Cornwall before the building of the Saltash road bridge into Plymouth in the 1960s. The old Gunnislake bridge dates back to 1520 and was built by Sir Piers Edgecumbe of Cotehele. As you can see from the picture it has a fantastic view of the river Tamar.

Tamar river at Gunnislake
Gunnislake bridge

Again there is a heritage of mining in the Gunnislake area, as in nearby Callington and the site of the Old Gunnislake Mine was famed for its diversity of minerals.

To commemorate that history, Gunnislake also has an interesting statue of a miner sitting on a bench.

Gunnislake street
Gunnislake miner statue