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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

South Devon Railway: something for everyone! A great mix of good location, friendly and helpful staff and a very gentle day out. Highly recommended, all age groups will find something to enjoy. Perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was lovely to rock smoothly in our own little carriage and watch the beautiful scenery go by! The trains and the stations are beautiful.

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was so lovely to go back in time on this beautiful old steam train. The commentary was interesting, as was the scenery. Well worth a visit

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Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great combined trip out with the rare breeds center and otters sanctuary. But the personal highlight for me, was most assuredly these stunning steam trains! Not only were the views from the train captivating, but the smell of the steam, gentle chugging of the train, great carriages and stunning stations made it a lovely afternoon out.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A really nice trip along the valley in an authentic GWR coach pulled by a GWR locomotive. The stations are restored to give an authentic branch line feel to the whole thing.

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Suffolk,England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was like travelling back in time. Lovely trip along side the River Dart.You can spend a couple of hours in Totnes and then catch the train back. Very relaxing.

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Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Lovely train ride. Refurbished toilets at Buckfastleigh station are extremely clean. The shop was a good range of gifts. Last of all the restaurant was pleasent.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a wonderful place for every age. Lots for railway enthusiasts and their families! to look at, in a beautiful location, topped off with a trip down the line(and back again!) for fantastic scenery, an abundance of wildlife and of course the nostalgia of the steam. A most relaxing place to be .

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Having walked alongside the River Dart from Totnes itself on a footpath, we reached the South Devon Railway station, and caught the steam train through to Buckfastleigh. Interesting journey, often travelling alongside River Dart, which took 30 minutes overall. Once at our destination, we had a wander around the site. Interesting little museum on the station itself. Would recommend that... More

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Weston-super-MAre
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

From the picturesque station to the brilliantly scenic train journey, this is a perfect day out. Excellent facilities, friendly staff, good value for money.

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