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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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The trip of a life time

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

Naestved, Denmark
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Harare, Zimbabwe
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I took my two boys aged 9 and 13 to visit the Steam Railway and they had a great time. It is one of the cleanest, best run and most interesting heritage railways I have taken them to over the years since my eldest was born. They run mostly small tank engines but it gives you an authentic experience of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The whole experience of sitting on the train was great. The feeling, sound and the old designs made you imagine what it was like. The staff did not provide the service expected. There was no clear indication on where to sit, I think they should provide seat bookings to prevent confusion and make people aware when booking that the cabins... More 

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Southampton
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went on the special on New Year's Day. Boys (8 & 4) lived the train. Very clean & well maintained. Friendly staff willing to offer information about the railway. The new train stories bit is good as well, especially with the computer screens giving information on the carriages, etc and their history. Great also that the dogs are welcome everywhere... More 

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Oxford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Well worth the trip and we really enjoyed the ride...It takes you back many years but fun for older ones and younger.Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Love this gem of a place, run with passion and attention to detail. All times of the year great to visit but the Santa Special trips are special. Great quality gifts, thoughtfully selected for ages. :)

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Maidstone, Kent, UK
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I visited the railway with my dad as I booked a footplate experience for him as a present. Upon our arrival he was taken into the cab for his ride and he had nothing but praise for the driver and fireman Andy and John...they even allowed him to blow the whistle!! Praise must also be given to the duty manager... More 

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