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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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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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Make sure this is on your list of things to do when visiting the island. You can make a full day of it, travelling on the trains as many times you want after purchasing your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure this is on your list of things to do when visiting the island. You can make a full day of it, travelling on the trains as many times you want after purchasing your tickets. Plenty of other attractions as well throughout the year so check them out on line to coinside other events with your train ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great day with family. There was a bird of prey show on the grass at the back of the cafe. Had a ride on the steam train. There is a huge museum. Had a really interesting day. Well worth a visit.

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Isle of Wight
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went mob-handed Christmas Eve, for a ride on the Railway and to see Santa Claus. Nice warm carriage out to the run rounds at Smallbrook and Wooton and then to the large tented area for a mulled wine and mince pie.(adults) children get the soft version.Various Stalls selling seasonal/useful gifts, and nice roundabout and shows by Randini the Magician and... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I treated my husband to a footplate experience at Havenstreet and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very helpful, knowledgeable and attentive and made our day very special. We even had unlimited first class travel included along with a lovely afternoon tea to round things off. Very highly recommended and excellent value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

As we were spending a few days in the IOW I decided to treat hubby to a trip on the steam railway in New Year's Day. Even though I grew up on the island i had never visited. It was fabulous the journey through the countryside was beautiful. The train was amazing and immaculate inside the carriages. Staff very helpful... More 

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Nottingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I was gobsmacked to see how many people queued to get on the train. A good day out for all of the family. Nice tearoom (which really should do breakfasts), a good shop and an interesting museum. Then go on the train and go back in time for a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Went with brother and elderly parents on the New Year's Day Hangover Special. Very busy and might have been better with more carriages but nevertheless a very enjoyable day. The new exhibition was excellent and worth a look, with a lot of information presented very well. I will spend more time on this next visit to the island. Staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable outing and excellent value - steam train ride, mulled wine and mince pies, magic show, owls and donkeys, mini merry go round, santa's grotto and thoroughly popular Christmas present for our little one to name a few of the highlights. What made it even more special was the fantastic service. We needed to get a certain train... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A great visit with the family with three generations, all entertained by the Santa special event. Great trip on the train, a wonderful visit to Santa (and surprisingly good gifts for all of the kids) and entertainment from the energetic and engaging Charles Dickens show. All helped along with a mulled wine and mince pie. Despite the weather not being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Great fun going to this steam railway. Had an interesting display showing all the renovations being done on various rail carriages and engines. The team running the centre obviously love what they do and deserve every credit. Thanks!

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