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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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went on this train with our little granddaughter. Loved the old-world charm. These trains have so much beauty compared with those of today, but not as fast, obviously. It was lovely to enjoy the experience. We had a carriage to ourselves and admired the scenery all the way to Totnes and back. The stations are well maintained with great... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our visit to the South Devon Railway was made even more special through the use of an old diesel engine as well as a steam locomotive on the day that we visited. All of the members of staff were very helpful and pleasant and we really enjoyed our whole experience. We had a lovely ploughman's at the station café which... More

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Kettering
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautifully restored trains and stations, and great value all day ticket. Don't miss the museum at the Buckfastleigh station which was really well laid out. The children adored role playing in the engine, giving adults time to enjoy the exhibits. The colouring and mega blocks tables were great for keeping them occupied too. The loos are beautiful and worth admiring... More

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ebbw vale
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

what a way to travel, we went from buckfastleigh to Totnes and back, sitting in a carriage listening to the train sounds, watching the beautiful countryside go by. the stations and staff all in period style made it a perfect way to visit Totnes, even allowed to take my dog for a nominal fee. no hassle driving or parking let... More

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Cornwall
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this lovely train trip from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, the old stations, the staff who were all friendly and kind, the advertising posters and the steam trains and carriages were a real treat. We could take the dog as well and walked from Totnes station into the town centre for a lovely lunch by the river. On the... More

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Aston Clinton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Such a lovely little line, everyone so friendly, puffing alongside the River Dart - brilliant! Inexpensive too.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Loved seeing the old style train stations and trains. Great atmosphere. We took the train into Totnes, explored Totnes, then came back to Buckfastleigh to visit the otter and butterfly farm. Only criticism we have is that the interior of the trains could really do with some refurbishment. I know they are very old but the upholstery was ripped and... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Every bit of this train trip was like going back in time. The stations were kept in a period style and the staff were relaxed and friendly (much better than the train ride we took to get there). It was a bit hot and sweaty, but that couldn't be helped. We did get a cabin all to our selves on... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great day out via the steam train ride. Extremely welcoming and friendly staff/volunteers. It really felt like a different era!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are thinking of travelling by car go to Buckfastleigh end as there is a large free carpark but do be aware in high season it can fill up quickly. Buckfastleigh Station is wonderful, in the middle of stunning scenery, you feel as if time has stood still. The facilities are excellent with a large restaurant. The small museum... More

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