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South Devon Railway

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Address: The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 642338
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great day out

A lovely day out for the family park at buckfastleigh and ride the train to totnes, there is so much to see and do at buckfastleigh station miniature trains to ride and watch, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely day out for the family park at buckfastleigh and ride the train to totnes, there is so much to see and do at buckfastleigh station miniature trains to ride and watch, and if you get off at Staverton go into the buffet carriage for some excellent cake.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited on a drizzly June Friday afternoon. While the platform annoucements were authentically fuzzy and unintelligable, everything else was great. The staff and volunteers were as helpful as they could be when I lost my glasses (I didn't find them :-( ) and the site is particularly well-kept. The journey to Totnes is particularly pleasant along a river valley,... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We made our annual pilgrimage on Friday 19th June 2015. this really is a 'Grand Day Out' and would recommend it to any one. It's very disabled friendly with plenty to see and lots to do. New staff @ the cafe seem excellent - they are quick ,cheerful, and always with a smile. the train journey is 30 minutes each... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went to Buckfastleigh to visit the otters - how exciting to find a steam railway there as well! We travelled the round trip to Totnes on the steam train (They run a diesel as well, so you have to get your timing right if you want steam) The train was lovely, views amazing - Fantastic!

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Kingskerswell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Weather was showery but that didn't detract from this pleasant experience, We had a light lunch in the Buckfastleigh Cafe (hot & cold lunches served), with deserts! Well-stocked railway shop. Interesting railway museum including a "Brunel Broad-Gauge" vehicle. Took the London Transport liveried (L92) steam engine to Littlehempston Station & walked into Totnes, also up to Dartington and back, along... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a sunny June day on the South Devon Railway, alighting at all three stations - started at Staverton which is a beautiful recreation of a country station, travelled to Totnes for a pleasant lunch at the adjoining wild life café, went to Buckfastleigh for an ice-cream and then back to Staverton. As well as the 4 service trains, there... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A charming station that takes you back in time, large cafe with homemade cakes. Excellent shop. Lots to see here as well as riding on the trains. Lovely walks along the river with plenty of places for picnics. Lovely ride on the miniature railway, too, for just £1.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The half hour trip followed the course of the River Dart for some of the way adding to the beauty. Stopped at Totnes and walked to the pretty town. Tea in a converted carriage at the half way stopping place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was a treat from my girlfriend for my 40th bday after visiting the absolutely wonderful Otters and Butterflies sanctuary next door to you. Very much enjoyed the journey and seeing the various engines and meeting very knowledgeable chappies working there too. Great café with lovely cakes too - always good :) Hope to visit again soon.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a preserved railway where some serious work takes place. After an enjoyable return trip from Buckfastleigh to Totnes you are invited to wander around the loco sheds and static engines. There are new wheels everywhere and a visit to the engineering shed shows two massive lathes for churning these out, watch from the viewing gallery. There is a... More 

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Additional Information about South Devon Railway

Address: Address: The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 642338
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Buckfastleigh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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