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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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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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A Grand Day Out

A great day out from start to finish. I arrived by mainline train, it is an easy 10 minute walk from the car park over the river Dart to Totnes Littlehempston station. After... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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257 reviews 257 reviews
91 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A great day out from start to finish. I arrived by mainline train, it is an easy 10 minute walk from the car park over the river Dart to Totnes Littlehempston station. After buying my ticket I looked around the railway wagons stored there, and also purchased some 2nd hand magazines from the shop. My visit coincided with the spring... More 

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London
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106 reviews 106 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have visited a few steam railways in this country, and the South Devon Railway was a great addition, put simply it was truly lovely!. It’s one of those experiences/days out, where people of all ages can enjoy, a great day out for the whole family. The trains, the views, the staff, all made for a very enjoyable experience. Lots... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not a train buff there are things to do on the site. Around the attractions and cafe there are tables for children to do craft activities and the restaurant serves delicious home made cakes and food. The toilets were spotless. There is a large gift shop, catering mainly for train parts and Thomas the Tank Engine... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely day out on this steam railway. You can use your ticket all day so we went from Buckfastleigh to Totnes and back twice and combined this with a visit to the Otter and Butterfly sanctuary. A really nice trip along by the river, very picturesque and very relaxing - like stepping back in time. The station at... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We traveled aboard South Devon Railway's steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. It was great fun and a fantastic experience. The whole trip was like stepping back 100 years, from the train, the platform and the staff all in perfect themed order. The train ran on time, unlike modern day services and it is an experience we will repeat...

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We took our two young boys (4yrs and 18months) for a day out here on the round trip. Very friendly staff, who were particularly keen to tell our four year old more about the engines and the railway, which he was delighted with. Also makes a big difference to have clean, modern and accessible facilities (baby change and toilets) available... More 

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South Wales
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We took the Steam train from Totnes to Buckfastleigh. We sat in first class on the way and had our own compartment (like in Harry Potter!) and sat in second class on the way back. Great journey along the river, it was so pretty and we all loved looking around the museum at the station at Buckfastleigh and the engine... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
4 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Such a friendly atmosphere, and very authentic. Great just to sit and watch the comings and goings but a train ride is really a must. The restaurant is excellent as are all the facilities. This really is a must visit attraction.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great if you want a great time out on the trains or have a break and a meal , The restaurant is excellent and the staff very friendly and polite. The train rides are a must and staff also very good.

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Harlow, Essex
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118 reviews 118 reviews
45 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We boarded the train, after a complementary drink. The staff were friendly and professional, and the food was excellent. However, it was so hot in the carriage, which was uncomfortable.opened small window, but not far enough, as another woman complained about the draft. We also seemed to be sitting around for a long time, while the food was served. We... More 

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