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Launceston Steam Railway

St Thomas Road, Launceston PL15 8DA, England
+44 1566 775665
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Launceston
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We do love our steam railways, so this was another good one to add to our list. It is in a pretty setting and the staff are very friendly. The train ride is very short but chuffs along through lovely countryside and the added extra at the end of the line is Newmills, a park with all sorts of activities... More

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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

i think this attraction is overpriced for what it is and how long the journey actually cost (about 15-20 each way) to the new mills farm and back. However i do like that you can visit their shop, museum and cafe for free. We had a few things from the cafe before we went on the train that were cheap.... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We just missed the 2pm train when we arrived so used the cafe and shop facilities which are all very quaint. The scones in the cafe though aren't the best (microwaved). The train ride is a short 10 minutes but lots of fun for train enthusiasts and kids through lovely countryside. At Newmills we paid to go into the farm... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A return trip following an absence of more than 20 years confirmed that this rural railway is as delightful as ever. Lovingly restored steam locomotives and comfortable carriages take you along the river valley to Newmills at a pace that enables you to take it all in. Before or after the trip the Railway Buffet offers a range of good... More

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England, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited with 2yr old and 7 month old. Lovely day. Not too long for them to get bored (20 minutes) lovely little animal and play place at the end of the trip well worth a visit. A good day out.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Whilst my Sister & Brother-in-law had visited this delightful little steam railway on several occasions, we made arrangements to meet up with them on the Station, taking my little Granddaughter along too...her first experience with a 'puffa-Billy'...at only 2 years old, she was delighted with the whole experience...her face was a picture! It was mine and my Daughter's first experience... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Yesterday my wife and I dropped by to take a look at Launceston station while on our way home from collecting an ebay purchase. We expected to spend 30 minutes there and ended up leaving an hour and a half later! The place is amazing - a complicated multi-level narrow-guage terminus that looks like it has always been there (but... More

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auckland new zealand
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170 reviews 170 reviews
67 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

By chance we called into Launceston and discovered a cute little railway with very friendly staff. We rode behind a tiny steam loco through some lovely green scenery at a nice relaxed pace. Whilst the ride was not long it was most enjoyable hearing a little loco working happily in the front. After the ride the driver, Jonathon, willingly showed... More

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north camp farnborough
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

what a great day out with fab views and friendly staff, the cafe was well stocked and scrummy, my two grandchildren loved the pizzas, really good portions, i dropped my walking stick off the train and there was no stress the train stopped on the next run to retrieve it for me what a lovely bunch of people keep up... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Sunday morning with a special offer ticket by buying the local paper. Excellent value. The ride was perfect, we sat in the open sided toast rack carriage and enjoyed the magnificent scenery.

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