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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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Suffolk,England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Kiwi
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had a spare day so I boarded the 1030 from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. It was an excellent ride and the train is really worth wandering around to look at. It goes through very picturesque countryside and the ride back on the 1145 was just as good, sat on the other side. Apart from the train ride it is worth... More

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is the third time we have visited the railway and never seem to tire of it. It really is an excellent attraction with wonderfully restored locomotives and carriages. There is a superb model shop and extensive refreshment area, We walked in to Totnes, which is only a short walk from the railway, and then returned a couple of hours... More

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Andover
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I recently treated my Wife to an evening trip from Buckfastleigh to Totnes and back onboard a Pullman coach. Absolutely brilliant is the only way I could describe it. The food that is served is fantastic, way above what we expected for the price. My steak was delicious as were all the other courses we had. The drinks onboard are... More

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place is a lovely place to visit, you can either drive to Buckfastleigh to get the train to Totnes, or as we prefer, go by train to Totnes, walk a short distance to Totnes Littlehampston to get the train to Buckfastleigh, once there you can go in the café, where they do really nice hot meals-the Sunday roast is... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The United Kingdom is not only a great place for overseas visitors to visit, but an amazing place for its residents to explore! Whilst exploring the South West area for myself, particularly the South Devon area, I came across the South Devon Railway. Only a couple of weeks after visiting the West Somerset Railway I thought I had seen the... More

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