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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station | Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge PO33 4DS, England
+44 1983 882204
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Southampton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited during the annual steam show and loved the Sheep Show and vintage fair ground rides. It was very busy, but what do you expect at one of the Island's top attractions over the bank holiday weekend. The fact that kids can go free is an added bonus. The railway itself offers everything you would expect from a heritage... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Our bad experience started even before we had got there. We rang to check whether we needed to book and to see how we used our Tesco vouchers and the man replied "There like cash, just turn up" and then put the phone down on us. On arrival, the lady in the booth was very rude and barked "you cant... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
7 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Five of us ventured off to the IOW for the day and previous investigation suggested the IOW Steam Railway would be a nice attraction to see. We were not disappointed. We had the added bonus that the Steam Rally was on over the bank holiday weekend, so there was a lot more to see and do. We took the 10.20am... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited on a busy school holiday Wednesday. Utilising out tesco club card vouchers made it a very affordable day out. The Train Story was very informative and we enjoyed our journey on the train. There wasn't very much interactive stuff for the young nephews to do. Having taken them to the Severn valley railway previously where there had been... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We got off the main line train at smallbrook junction and brought a rover ticket for the steam railway, we were abit apprehensive at first that the kids and us would enjoy or find it interesting at all, but we were pleasantly surprised. The trains were at an amazing standard and the kids loved being in a carriage alone and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The waggons are in such a good shape. It was really a pleasure to drive up and down the track from Wootton. The cafe at the station in Havenstreet was really good. The pie of the day was delicious. That journey was worth the money.

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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped off to explore a place in time, I remember steam railways so it was a treat to travel back in time on the restored carriages. Easy access and always a friendly person to help you. Stop and have a snack or lunch in the café. Stay on you train and go from Haven street to smallbrook and on... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My son loves steam trains so we've been to a few to say the least. Though this is a very nice setup with more running (and/or being worked on) steams trains than most places we've been to there doesn't seem to be much else. The 2 stations (other than the main one) have nothing much there. The main one does... More

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swindon
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Had a really nice day, our seven year old really enjoyed the trip on the train in a first class carriage, and had her picture taken with the station master! Had meant to book online beforehand as saves a few pounds on the ticket prices, but forgot, though the price is all day so can go up and down as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a fab day out for the family sitting on a steam train, we loved it. Then going around the museum after. It was very nice and the staff and excellent too. If you gift receipt your payment you get another free entry within a year on an off peak day. Well worth a visit. Don't forget to go... More

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