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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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Super short day out or longer if required!

We love steam railways! Whenever we are out for a long weekend we always try to visit a local steam railway. We parked up at Havenstreet where there is ample parking and probably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Berkshire, UK
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Berkshire, UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We love steam railways! Whenever we are out for a long weekend we always try to visit a local steam railway. We parked up at Havenstreet where there is ample parking and probably the best place to start. Havenstreet is in the middle and the train goes east and west to the end of the line where you can get... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The trains were beautifully restored, clean and ran on time, food tasty but not cheap, staff friendly. The Train Story museum was the best most hands-on child-friendly visitor facility I have been fortunate enough to experience, my 4 aged 3-8 loved it! The outdoor play area was another big hit. And my husband was delighted with the birds of prey... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It was a good day out in the steam trains. Was expecting a bit more on sceneries in the country side but overall good. Birds of pray show was great and the guys training handling the birds was really friendly. Well Worth the visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

today we did the bird of prey experience, it was fantastic worth every penny. Charlie was so informative about every bird. We would definitely recommend this experience. Thank you Haven Falconry

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Being a bit of a steam train fan I always make a beeline for any preserved railway if I am in the vicinity. This is really good value as the ticket covers as many trips as you want to make in the day. The carriages have been lovingly restored and the steam engines are lovely to see and hear. The... More 

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Free if you don't actually go on the Train. A working 1950's - 60's Railway Station with access to the Loco Sheds where they restore Carriages and other Rolling Stock. A must visit when on the Island.

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Spent a great day here last Sunday when they had a transport festival - essentially lots of vintage and not so vintage cars on show, one traction engine and one tractor. But it was a lovely sunny day, there was a group playing and it was all very chilled, nice big field in which to picnic and play. A super... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You can spend a lot of time here looking at the various exhibits and stations. You can take a steam train ride time and time again. Lots to do and see, appealing to every age group. Good food at the café.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The IOW Steam Railway is one of two remnants of the once-expansive Island Line, the other being the Island Line which carries commercial traffic. I recommend a ride on this line, as it is like walking back in time!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A fantastic morning spent on the IOW steam railway. Everyone is so welcoming and cheerful, the journey through the countryside in the spring sunshine was fabulous. The stations and trains are immaculate and such a credit to the amazing volunteers. Well done to everyone involved.

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