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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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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I love steam train rides, my husband a great enthusiast. But, I did think a tad expensive, the cheapest for 6 adults (they don't do concessions) was over £100, and that's for half hour journey. It dud include an attraction though which was brilliant. I still love steam train rides and am aware they are mostly run by volunteers and... More

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Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We all enjoyed visiting the South Devon Railway and travelling on the train between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. We also enjoyed the Otters and Butterflies at Buckfastleigh and the Rare Breeds Farm at Totnes. Good restaurant at Buckfastleigh station. Good facilities for families with buggies and wheelchair users. Buy a joint ticket to save money.

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Hampshire
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24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Im not a fan of railways or trains but this was a lovely day out. The journey isn't very long from Buckfastleigh via Staveron on to Totnes Littlehempston but its very scenic. The station and trains seem to be run by volunteers, it is clear when you see the way they present themselves and the way they talk and behave... More

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London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We took our kids 3 and 6 for a return trip on the steam train during August and it was very enjoyable. Recommend strongly to try to get one of the first class coaches (ours was right after the engine) as they are more traditional and done up in the old style with sliding doors, whereas coaches nearer the rear... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This railway, while short, is exceptionally pretty, following the river through the woods to Totnes. The coaches are not the usual British Rail stuff- really stylish 1930's Great Western Coaches, and the same is true of the locomotives with lots of non-BR stock. The model shop is excellent and we really enjoyed the ride on this line, well worth it-... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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75 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area this place is well worth a visit. I booked a multi venue ticket and managed to see the butterfly and otter farm, and the rare breeds farm which are at either end of the steam railway line. It works out more cost effective and can all be done in one day. The cafe at... More

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Falmouth
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I went for a ride on this line on the last train of the day from Totnes Littlehempston station. I got my ticket about an hour before the train, so I had plenty of time to look around the station, which was built from reclaimed bits of old stations in the Westcountry, then the secondhand books and magazines before going... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Been doing Thomas day and Santa by steam here every year for few years. Always a great day out and the staff are lovely. Thomas day is excellent with so much to so included in your ticket. Train rides big and small, butterfly farm, rare breeds, otters, face painting, bus rides. We always do all the stuff in buckfast first... More

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United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Was a birthday gift and had a wonderful day and would highly recommend it to anyone who is enthusiastic about steam / diesel trains!

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Cardiff
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160 reviews 160 reviews
53 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I first went on the South Devon Railway a few years back and really enjoyed it. Given it was a nice day and I had no other plans, I thought i'd pop back down and have another go. This time I parked at the Totnes station, (note you have to walk for 15 minutes from car park to get to... More

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