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Address: The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 642338
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Beautiful trains, lovingly restored and run by knowledgeable, helpful people. Best day out. Plus lovely cream tea at the station tea rooms after. Highly recommend. And the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful trains, lovingly restored and run by knowledgeable, helpful people. Best day out. Plus lovely cream tea at the station tea rooms after. Highly recommend. And the dogs got their own tickets!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Kingswear to Paignton route,stunning scenery ,great staff on staff. Good facilities at stations ,great to ride a steam train and see other engines

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Ightham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Although a short journey compared with others, this small railway passes though the top of the Dart valley, A good day can be had by parking at Totnes station, visiting the Red Squirrel and animal farm, then onto the Train up to Buckfastleigh where you can visit the Butterfly and otter centre. A ticket can be obtained at Totnes station... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took our 5 years old little boy here as he loves trains, however he needs a Specialist buggy due to a disability and this turned out to be a huge problem. The path is gravelled which made it very uncomfortable for him and the person pushing. The model railway is situated in an old style train which is a... More 

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Southdevonrly, Marketing director at South Devon Railway, responded to this review

We have noted your review and have to admit we are confused. We do not have a gravel path leading to our stations - Buckfastleigh, our main station where we have free car parking, has a tarmac road with parking for disabled visitors very close to the station building and platform, while our station at Totnes is accessible via a... More 

Merseyside, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My family spent a great morning on the train on a very wet day. The steam trains and old fashioned stations are lovely to see. The trip to Totnes goes through beautiful countryside which can be appreciated even in dreadful weather. There is also a good cafe at Buckfastleigh and an interesting shop full of model railway bits and pieces... More 

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Southdevonrly, Marketing director at South Devon Railway, responded to this review

We very pleased you enjoyed your trip with us, despite the weather, and that you kept nice and dry! Please come back and see us another day when the sun's shining! More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Absolutely spot on day for the kids. A couple of different steam trains running the whole day was brilliant. My son loved it. All the oldy worldy stuff. The trains and carriages are wonderful. Plenty of seating as it did get busy. The journey is plenty long enough with plenty of stops. Cafes at both ends and toilets. We had... More 

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Southdevonrly, Marketing director at South Devon Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review and we're delighted you all had such a good time with us - and that you got the lunchbox back too! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Corby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We got a return ticket from Totnes to Buckfastleigh. We enjoyed the station at Totnes and the model Thomas. The train journey was relaxing and the views were beautiful. At Buckfastleigh we had lunch at the cafe, walked along the river, played in the park, watched the model railway and my husband enjoyed looking in the workshop. The ride back... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a great little railway with nice views of the river as you go along. It stops at Totnes and a short 15 min walk will get you into one of the nicest towns you will ever visit. There is a museum and small play park in Buckfastleigh, and a little walk from the play park takes you down... More 

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Wales
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A lovely gentle heritage train ride pulled by historic locomotives along a river and through quiet countryside in period coaches in nice condition from a busy Totnes station just a short walk from town and main railway station to a most attractive terminus with a museum cafe and play area where there are even more things to see. One can... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We boarded the train at Buckfast and went to Totnes got off and returned a couple of hours later. The ticket collector was polite friendly and told my daughter when and where it was a good place to take photos. It was a good experience for all of us and many young families enjoyed the museum and seeing a steam... More 

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Additional Information about South Devon Railway

Address: The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 642338
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Buckfastleigh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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