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Launceston Steam Railway

Address: St Thomas Road, Launceston PL15 8DA, England
Phone Number: +44 1566 775665
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Launceston
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

we love this place as have a caravan a couple of miles away, they kids love it (aged 8 and 10), added bonus is really cheap wildlife and play park at the end of the line, was very surprised on our first visit!. Also as a disabled mother i often find it hard to go and do many things with... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nice day out with great staff shop well stocked cafe although has a lot if seating could do with more in menu all in all nice afternoon spent here

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Good value for a great day out with (or without) the kids. I went with my son and 2 grand children and had a fantastic day. Enjoy the days of a bygone era and what a lovely surprise at the end of your journey

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I'm lucky - the Launceston Steam Railway is close to home, and I go there a few times a year. The welcome from the staff is fabulous, the prices fair (and with a very good offer that allows you to buy tickets for a repeat visit at half price), and it's a beautiful run down the Kensey Valley on the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is one of those lines, where once you've paid for your ticket, you can ride back and forth all day if you want. The line runs along the route of the old Southern Railway, through a bit of rural Cornwall. The scenery is not spectacular, just our normal green countryside. Found the staff to be very friendly and helpful,... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We visit this railway every year the kids all enjoy the train ride aswell as exploring the museum and little station shop. This is a family outing they look forward to every summer and we enjoy there excitement with them, look forward to next years trip :-)

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Southern England
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Fascinating little railway especially as you are encouraged to explore the trains and the sidings. Reasonably priced ticket is for all day so you could have lunch or tea at the cafe which is again very reasonably priced and good food. Definately worth a visit.

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london
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

I have been on this railway many times.it runs for 2.5 miles to new mills. Then returns.you can use your tickets all day if you want. The park at New Mills is not part of the LSR. but is great for children. LSR has been trying to get this line extended for a long time now.but let's hope this will... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We got to Launceston just before the gates opened hoping to make a morning of it, we bought our very old fashioned tickets from a lovely very helpful member of staff in the shop and waited to board the first train. I would fully advise if you want to get the most out of the experience arriving early, as we... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

great little railway, worth the money in length of journey, very friendly staff, lovely cafe good food

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