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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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Well worth a visit

£12 each to ride up and down as many times as you wish in one day. The café and shop are excellent too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our pleasant ride on the train with our 2 young children was somewhat overshadowed by the gift shop which had golly doll keyrings on sale. No idea what sort of wholesalers still sell those or why a shop selling lots of other lovely stuff feels the need to stock them. Asked the manager about it and he just said no... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

£12 each to ride up and down as many times as you wish in one day. The café and shop are excellent too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

'We don't have any Mk. 1 carriages' - this was what I overheard when waiting to buy tickets at Wootton station, having walked round from Ryde via Quarr Abbey, to watch the red squirrels chasing each other around the trees in the woods west of Ryde. To non-railway people those words might mean little; to me, it summed up what... More 

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

On behalf of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, I must thank you for your kind words and appreciation of our efforts. We constantly strive to improve and enhance our visitors experience, always keeping an eye on our need to retain the important history and heritage of railways on the Isle of Wight. As suggested, our offer is a little... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Visited this for the second time. Had a return trip from Wooton station to Smallbrook, through beautiful countryside. Really enjoyed myself. As it was very early in season and the day, I had a carriage to myself, which meant I could nip from side to side taking photos. There is a lot of detail at the stations and the nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

What a criminal act it was to close the Isle of Wight Railway network? What little is left for the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is very good and very pretty, but in all honesty there's not much of a ride and not a lot to keep the kids interested. What a shame. To be fair, I don't think the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The best place to join the train is Havenstreet, the car park is very large with lots of space. You have to be aware that this is an authentic Edwardian railway station and carriages and general access are in with keeping with the times. There are normal toilets and an accessible one. We thought the charges were reasonable for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a great day at this venue had lunch with a great train ride and the sight around the stations is just spectacular

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

Many thanks for the positive feedback, delighted you enjoyed the visit to the Railway. Our 2015 season starts on 15 March and we have over 200 operating days during the year. Our new £1.2million Train Story Discovery Centre is open and entry is included in your ticket to travel. Much work is underway to ensure our carriages, locomotives and site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Run by volunteers this place has an authentic old feel to it which the staff play up to, make sure you take a trip on one of the steam trains, you can hop on and off the stations as you please.....

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Lindfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was a 4 generation experience which was magical and a must for Christmas visitors to the Isle of Wight. Santa himself was generous, friendly and so real that the two 3-year olds were enthralled the 6 year old amazed and the 9 year old a true believer. All the facilities were as promised and combined made a truly great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great day out real fun to go back in time and ride on the stream railway kids really enjoyed it and the smell of the steam engine was great Day finished of with a great falcony display what all 5 kids enjoyed

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