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South Devon Railway

The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
+44 1364 642338
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A bit expensive for a family, but worth it because you can hop on and off the train all day long. Very pretty journey along the river. My 4 year old grandaughter loved it and was really excited when she saw the pixies on the hillside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful steam trains and lovingly restored stations. It was great to have free parking and attractions at both ends of the line. We were also fortunate to have have a trip on the Totnes River Rat.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you are a big fan of trains then you would love this. Took the train from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and also the return back to Totnes over the August bank holiday weekend. Used this to visit both the otters and also the valiant Solider in Buckfastleigh. Very nice scenery on the way. Had a fantastic lunch in the cafe.... More

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east anglia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

lovely friendly staff old worldy feeling ,bit pricey in our view,kids loved rare breeds park,good way to spend 3 hrs on cloudy overcast day

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely steam railway with nice scenery. Just a shame about the poor level of cleanliness of the carriages. The seats have seen better days which is understandable but they were filthy; covered in dog hairs, skin and goodness knows what else. Left me feeling a bit icky. Hoping it was just our carriage as we have to get back on... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Free parking at Buckfastleigh and a lovely return train journey made this outing good value. Their website is detailed and helpful. Bank holiday monday was a Special event, with a beer festival at a station halfway between Totnes and Buckfastleigh. It was well patronised for a wet day. The train followed the Dart Valley for the 30 min ride. The... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Had the pleasure of visiting the South Devon Railway over the Bank Holiday weekend and went to the beer festival at Staverton station. The beer festival was run by the Devon Diesel Society and was fantastic. Plenty of choice of beer and cider in a friendly family environment. I look forward to a visit again next year

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

A driving museum. Great views during the ride. Interior is nearly original. They even transported my bike.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Eden Project or South Devon Railway? Great choice on our last day of holiday. An excellent preserved steam railway - the stations are beautiful, the stock clean and well maintained and the journey is very pretty as the line follows the River Dart to Totnes. All staff were very friendly and you could tell just how much they wanted you... More

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London
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

it was a food start when we got to Buckfastleigh we found plenty of parking at the station ad it was free. The tickets were reasonable too. We found the shop had plenty of gifts ad train bits if you wanted them and the café next door was good too. The trip was very good through the country side next... More

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