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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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Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Both my husband and I had a lovely time. The staff were very helpful and brought a ramp so I could get on the train in my wheelchair, I could also turn around in the carriage to face the way we were traveling. When I was concerned with some of the slopes to platforms the staff were there to assist... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Went with an open mind regarding this attraction, having read both very positive and very negative reviews on this attraction. Most staff were very pleasant, didn't think it was overly priced as appreciate the ticket prices are needed for upkeep of railway and it's stock. Really enjoyed the train rides through the countryside, parked at Haven Street as this location... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

As others have remarked in their reviews, it seems expensive for what's on offer unless you are mad about steam trains.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Friendly and helpful volunteers who obviously enjoyed being there. A variety of interesting carriages to ride in, plenty of the right sort of smells for a live heritage railway. I was disappointed to find that there was no senior/concession admission charge; but it is in the South of England after all!

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Surrey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We took our young children (aged 4 & 2) on the steam railway in July 2014. We did the full return journey and spent time in the museum at Havenstreet station afterwards. It was a lovely, quaint place and a nice experience. Our kids liked going on a steam train but got bored quickly with the novelty. They enjoyed the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Worth every penny spent, went first class on the train , we was in carriage the queen went in on her visit, the train story was interesting, cafe had nice food , we had a cream tea each, a great day out for all ages a must for anybody visiting the isle of wight

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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

On a sunny day this was worth a visit - but only because there were other events going on - on the day we went there was a car show and birds of prey being flown. The latter was very entertaining and original and- the men were delighted to get the chance to see the latest car models. The have... More

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

It is such a shame you were not able to enjoy the full journey on our 5 mile line and this does highlight our desire to encourage our visitors to plan a visit to our Railway. Our timetable is available on our website, is published in the brochure which is widely available across the Island and is on notice boards... More

Harwich, Essex
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

i came here on a visit with a group and well all thoroughly enjoyed our day out. The stations are all beautifully restored and well maintained as are the trains and carriages. There's a well stocked shop selling books, souvenirs and model trains. There's a really nice restaurant selling lovely food and ice creams, also another snack bar behind he... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Quite expensive for the train ride but actually a truly wonderful experience and a must do! A great working piece of history with excellent staff. We did not eat the food but it did look very impressive and the pie was huge!

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A great steam experience the newly created Train Story is really interesting allowing you to see the restoration of the rolling stock with out getting wet. Staff where friendly and knowledgeable. Bit of a bumpy ride in the older carriages though.

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