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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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Lovely ride

This is a fantastic steam train ride with beautiful scenery. You can travel up and down as many times as you like. There is a place to buy snacks on board.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Aylesbury
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Aylesbury
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic steam train ride with beautiful scenery. You can travel up and down as many times as you like. There is a place to buy snacks on board.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Have visited this attraction several times and epitomises an early 20th century Great Western Railway branch line. Staff are friendly and helpful, always cheerful and willing to share their knowledge. At the Totnes end of the line it is possible to enjoy a stroll along the riverside to either Totnes or Dartington. Well worth doing or enjoy the Rare Breeds... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

fantastic train ride worth every penny staff very helpful and very kind helped with my little girls pushchair station lovely 3 stops will be back :) train was in lovely condition fab price and fab day out when you do all 3 activities

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were staying about 20 miles away from Totnes, but we were lulled by the leaflet offering a joint/triple entry ticket that combines the railway with the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm or the Butterfly Farm at either end of the route, which is why you'll note that I will also be adding a review of the Rare Breeds Farm immediately... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I went here today and had a really great day out. The stations are clean and well kept and the staff are really cheerful and friendly. The cafe at buckfast was large and had a good selection of food at reasonable prices.

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East Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great trip out on a beautiful spring day - lovely along the river dart. Then got free routemaster bus up to Buckfast Abbey.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The South Devon railway is a charming place to visit. It is easily found in Buckfastliegh just off the A38. It has an ample car park and also catering facilities. The train ride itself lasts around 30 minutes and winds its way through the Devon countryside. The carriages are clean and the train also has a buffet car for drinks.... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lots and lots to do on an Easter holiday visit! The train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes is only part of the attraction; there is the Butterfly and Otter area, the tropical fish and amphibians; the play area; the hands-on animals (sheep, donkeys, rabbits; alpacas; chickens; etc) and the model railway. There afre several restored railway engines that suit devotees well.... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We liked the fact that we could take the dog, went round the station and on the train, good for children as they can see what a steam train was like and along the track look out for the gnomes.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Train mad 2 year old loved the trip to Totnes and back. Scenic route, enjoyable ride. Disappointed that the mini railway was not running back at Buckfastleigh. Also, had I not queried it I would have been over charged at the ticket office.

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