Saltash (Cornish: Essa) is a town and civil parish in southeast Cornwall, England, UK. It has a population of 14,964, which rose to 16,184 at the 2011 census. It was in the Caradon district until March 2009 and is known as "the Gateway to Cornwall". Saltash means ash tree by the salt mill. Saltash is the largest town within the East Cornwall area and is one of the largest in Cornwall.
It’s a flourishing modern town with historic roots stretching back to the 12th century. Situated on the west bank of the beautiful river Tamar, Saltash acts as a gateway between Cornwall and Devon, whether travelling by road, rail or river.
As well as the attractive setting, Saltash can also boast a wide range of excellent facilities whatever your needs, from schools and housing, to industrial estates and transportation links, to beautiful river-side walks and leisure amenities. The perfect place to work, live or just visit.
Saltash also hosts a number of annual festivals: Saltash Mayfair takes place in and around Fore Street during early May, and Saltash Town Regatta brings music and entertainment to the Waterside area in the summer. On the water there are intense Gig races with the best teams taking part, along with Flashboat rowing and dinghy racing, and the now infamous 'England and back' race between local organisations.