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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, Landmarks
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Completely found the SDR by accident a few years ago and my family and I have since been on numerous occasions and especially enjoy the special weekend events such as the 1940's military vehicle weekends and real ale weekends! It's truly a step back in time at this lovely well kept station and a trip down the line is a... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Returning from a holiday in Cornwall,We decided to visit this railway just to have a look, We ended up having a trip on the train. The train trip was excellent and the views along the river were great. The stations were well kept, The staff informative,And to end up we had a very good meal at the station cafe.

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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A superb example of a volunteer-run heritage railway. Regular train trips to Totnes as often under steam as they can manage, lovely helpful staff, always clean and tidy with a very interesting museum complete with things to play with for the little ones. Also includes a miniature railway and plenty of scenic space to picnic if you don't wish to... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

love this ride kids loved it too staff are great with kids love the views as you travel especially the river and pheasant I spy although this time we didn't see any last time they were every where. the museum is great and small wooden trainsets for little hands to play the café is very nice for freshly prepared meals... More

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Arlington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A lovely train ride, the views from the train were beautiful. A buffet car meant we could relax with a hot chocolate during the journey. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves! We coxes to drive to buckfastleigh and travel back to totnes as it meant we could park for free and then spend as long as we wanted in the otter... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
55 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a great preserved railway with some interesting stock. It was nice to see the ex London transport tank engine painted in its original maroon colour scheme. They have other engines in steam and also old diesels. The whole area is nice and clean and there is a miniature railway there as well. The trains run to Totnes and... More

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Wales
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The station is clean and tidy with plenty of parking and friendly staff. We were disappointed to be asked to leave the museum as there was a school trip coming in and although we understand the need to protect the children, it was difficult to tell our son he was not allowed in and did make us feel as though... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Lovely set up and thoroughly enjoyable trip. The place to go for modelling supplies too. Apparently.

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Bristol
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As a birthday present, I was given vouchers for a meal for two on the South Devon Pullman, and it was excellent. Glass of bubbly on arrival, seated in a vintage carriage, then the steam lock whistled, and off we went, then stopped at a senic spot for the first course, then on a bit further and stop for the... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great day out with the family, very friendly staff who were helpful and more than happy to tell my train mad 3 year old all about the trains and what they were doing. Great and reasonably priced.

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