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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Address: The Railway Station | Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge PO33 4DS, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 882204
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England accredited, award winning attraction is a true journey into nostalgia. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages provide a view of the Island's unspoilt countryside. Your ticket includes unlimited day travel and access the NEW Train Story Discovery Centre. With the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund this £1.2 Million project opened in April 2014. Packed with interactive activities and fascinating displays, journey through the Island's very own Train Story. For details of the days trains run and timetable you can save money by booking online in advance.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Great day out real fun to go back in time and ride on the stream railway kids really enjoyed it and the smell of the steam engine was great Day finished of with a great falcony display what all 5 kids enjoyed

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I took my two boys aged 9 and 13 to visit the Steam Railway and they had a great time. It is one of the cleanest, best run and most interesting heritage railways I have taken them to over the years since my eldest was born. They run mostly small tank engines but it gives you an authentic experience of... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The whole experience of sitting on the train was great. The feeling, sound and the old designs made you imagine what it was like. The staff did not provide the service expected. There was no clear indication on where to sit, I think they should provide seat bookings to prevent confusion and make people aware when booking that the cabins... More 

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Southampton
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went on the special on New Year's Day. Boys (8 & 4) lived the train. Very clean & well maintained. Friendly staff willing to offer information about the railway. The new train stories bit is good as well, especially with the computer screens giving information on the carriages, etc and their history. Great also that the dogs are welcome everywhere... More 

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Oxford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Well worth the trip and we really enjoyed the ride...It takes you back many years but fun for older ones and younger.Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Love this gem of a place, run with passion and attention to detail. All times of the year great to visit but the Santa Special trips are special. Great quality gifts, thoughtfully selected for ages. :)

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Maidstone, Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I visited the railway with my dad as I booked a footplate experience for him as a present. Upon our arrival he was taken into the cab for his ride and he had nothing but praise for the driver and fireman Andy and John...they even allowed him to blow the whistle!! Praise must also be given to the duty manager... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This recently extended preserved steam railway line & museum are worth a visit for both young & old alike. Mountains of old stuff to see. From telephone booth [working] to period chairs for the railway line. It’s a monument to what Beeching axed & what it could have been. Now the IOW Steam Railway is one huge tourist attraction.

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went on the Santa special without any children and enjoyed a wonderful day. With mulled wine and mince pies, falconry birds and alpacas also a great train story exhibition made our day here a great one!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you're visiting the Island you must spend some time at the only proper railway on the Island. Historic it is, nostalgic it is! On my first holiday on the Island in 1963, at the age of 12, I was pulled by one of these engines from Ryde Pierhead to Shanklin, where we were staying. In those days, the line... More 

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