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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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Address: The Railway Station | Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge PO33 4DS, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 882204
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Description: Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight...
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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Lovely Heritage Railway

Wonderful place. My husband is a train enthusiast so I have been to many a Steam Railway and this is up there with the best. When you are an enthusiasts wife there are a number of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place. My husband is a train enthusiast so I have been to many a Steam Railway and this is up there with the best. When you are an enthusiasts wife there are a number of things that are important at a railway. Does it give value for money? Are there good facilities? Is there somewhere to have refreshments? What... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Steam show 2015. Shame about the mud but the event was still worthwhile although I think by Monday afternoon when so many of the arena events were thwarted by the deep mud the entry fee could have perhaps been slightly reduced? Please please get rid of the poor bird exhibits! If I was comfortable looking at birds that are staked... More 

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Kettering
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the railway while the steam show was on, over the Bank Holiday weekend. The weather was awful but we had a lovely time. We spent over an hour on the steam train travelling from one station to the other and then back to the museum. All the staff were nice and helpful despite the wet and cold. The... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our fifth annual visit to the island steam show. In years previous there has been some really great entertainment - motorbike stunts, cycle stunts, stunt men. What a disaster this years entertainment was - very poor. As always the railway itself was impeccable and a real credit to the staff and volunteers who help to maintain it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We took my father here for his birthday and to be honest we did not think our two kids aged 7 and 13 would enjoy this but they loved it. We parked our car at the free car park at wootton and got our tickets there. We went for the family ticket 2 adults and 2 children and for reasons... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Isle of Wight steam railway is a very good day out. We came from kent to the steam show. Another amazing day not to be missed. The steam trains are very good and restored to a very high standard. Lots to for all ages.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We chose this attraction due to inclement weather. There were two price options of first and third class. We chose first class at £34 for two people. As the weather was so bad there were a lot of people trying to get on and third class was packed, In our carriage there were 5 other people which was enough. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Travelled in first class on the train. Good condition of carriages and enjoyable ride. Didn't feel there was sufficient information provided to get off and look around and as we were tight for time, we didn't. Museum area available at the main station but it was pretty weak as museums go. Friendly staff on hand. Whilst food was available, it... More 

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Peter V, General Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this review

Unfortunately it appears your enjoyment of our Railway was diluted a little by a lack of time which was a shame. To maximise a visit we always recommend you need half a day or more. Full details of what to see and do plus train times is available though our website or the comprehensive brochure we distribute widely across the... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went on a really wet day, so probably didn't do itself justice. Staff didn't know what they were doing and we were sent from one queue to the next and then back again so we lost our place in the queue and got soaked whilst doing it. Horribly crowded as everyone had the same idea! Journey down the line is... More 

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A horribly rainy day so we decided to go on the train. What a brilliant decision. After many visits to the island we had never been before and maybe we should thank the weather for such a find. We decided to pay for first class despite then having to pay for our 15 year old. What another brilliant decision. We... More 

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