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Getting There -- Daily trains run from Plymouth to Looe, and rail connections can also be made from Exeter (Devon) and Bristol (Somerset). Most visitors drive to Polperro, but the nearest main-line station is at Liskeard, 3 1/2 hours from London's Paddington Station, with a branch line to Looe. Taxis meet incoming trains to take visitors to the various little villages in the area. For rail information in the area, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Local bus companies have various routings from Plymouth to Looe. Ask at the Tourist Information Centre in Plymouth for a schedule. You can take a local bus to Polperro from Liskeard or Looe.

If you're driving to Looe from Plymouth, take the A38 west, and then the B3253. To get to Polperro, follow the A387 southwest from Looe.

Visitor Information -- The Tourist Information Centre is at the Guildhall, Fore Street (tel. 01503/262072; www.ukinformationcentre.com/west-country/looe-tourist-information-centre.htm), and is open daily April to September 10am to 5pm, and October to March Monday to Friday 10am to noon.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.