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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

If you like a slice of the past, this is a great day out. The railway has been lovingly restored since the 1960s - look out for the great story behind this - and offers rides on the train, as well as an engaging museum and a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. There's also a children's play area and... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The price for what was on offer was to expensive on our visit a lot of people were going back to there cars with the same thoughts as for four of us it would have been fifty four pounds I think that is not a fair price for what's on offer

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Sorrento, Italy
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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Haven't been here for 17 years. Different set of grandchildren, track a good deal longer than my last visit. Grandchildren would have stayed all day.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

we attended the steam railway 40's weekend and i have to say it was fascinating and so friendly. the trip on the train, the old vehicles and the people dressed up in 40's gear was brilliant. being given your id card as you pay to go in was really funny. well done to the organisers, a thoroughly enjoyable experience, hope... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This was a great day. The line isnt very long but there is a museum to visit and tea rooms as well as a childs play area. We visited on a wednesday when we saw a falconry display which was very interesting. The railway coaches are original and restored.

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Southampton, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We used our Tesco Clubcard vouchers to go to the steam railway whilst on a trip to the island. It happened to be whilst the 1940's weekend was on, which makes it slightly more expensive (but not a lot!) and really adds to the atmosphere of the station. We had to fill in our identity cards when we arrived to... More

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berkshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great day out on a heritage railway, we upgraded to first class tickets and felt slightly miffed that tickets were not checked in the morning on boarding and all the 1st class were packed and the 2nd class empty?!? Glad to see that by the afternoon and vigilant ticket officer was checking passengers in first class carriages had paid their... More

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I visited with my wife who at present is confined to a wheelchair. The staff here were most helpful, and courteous enabling her to enjoy her day. The new Steam Story exhibition is really well worth a visit on its own. Again the staff could not have been more helpful and their knowledge of the railway and its exhibits first... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

At Haven Street, excellent facilities - good cafeteria, bar, toilets. Jazz Festival this weekend - wonderul.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We travelled 1st Class - carpets on the floor and comfy seats and chuffed up and back for about an hour, and it was just great. There wasn't much to see at each end of the short line, but Havenstreet (which is really the start) was very interesting. The museum was very good - according to my husband. Being able... More

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