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Volks Railway

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Address: 285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN1 1EN, England
Phone Number: 44 1273 292718
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Sat - Sun 10:15 am - 6:00 pm

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One of the great things that makes Brighton different from the rest is of course the sea front. The history of the Volks Railway if you look it up is amazing, rich, and reflects... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One of the great things that makes Brighton different from the rest is of course the sea front. The history of the Volks Railway if you look it up is amazing, rich, and reflects the greatness of past times. And that's just it ... The Volks Railway is now a poor and sad reminder of something that was once great.... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Fun time for the whole family. On a sunny day can be the best ride in Brighton. Sweet and not too expensive. My son loved it.

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Brighton
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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had a lovely time on our trip along the sea front on this lovely old electric railway, what a buzz.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A ride on Britain's first electric railway is a must-do. All the carriages are antique and the eletric motors are original, the Victorians built things to last! Built by Volks to demonstrate the versatility of electricity, it has been delighting visitors for over a century as it trundles along the beach from the pier to the marina. Great for all... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We always stay at the east of Brighton and use the little train as our prefered transport to the pier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you come to Brighton you must go for a ride on the Volks.A must do for the summer,kids will love it and a great way to get to the marina via a scenic route.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The only Victorian Electric railway left working in England. If your into that sort of thing? It,s deffently worth a visit when in Brighton. Summer time is best to catch it open.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a great little train! It takes you to the marina and back around the pier! Nice view and if you're too lazy to walk to the marina then this is when it comes handy!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you have some time available, this is a most charming tourist experience. We took the return trip from nearby Brighton Pier. The attendant advised us nicely that we had to wait for the third trip because there were two groups of schoolchildren taking the ride before us. This of course was fine and gave more time to explore around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great for a ride along the sea front to the marina. Either single or return. The Marina is worth a wonder around especially the boating area. DON't park on the sea front (Marine Drive) it's very expensive go to the Marina multi story car park where it is FREE for a number of hours and get the Volks Railway return... More 

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