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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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Great day out!!

My boys (age 7) love this place -it's our second visit and we love this place. Lovingly crafted by real enthusiasts this is great value for money and a brilliant, relaxed day with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My boys (age 7) love this place -it's our second visit and we love this place. Lovingly crafted by real enthusiasts this is great value for money and a brilliant, relaxed day with the kids. Good food, crazy golf, trains and a great indoor play area - you can easily spend a very happy day there. 28 quid for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My good friend hired the train exclusively for a group of 16 friends. The staff were excellent and although they were volunteers, they were still very professional. Great day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely views when on the train and friendly staff. The only negative is that the train toilets were fithy my daughter was desperate and we had no choice but to use them. Enjoyable trip though.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went here with the family and what a great place it was, they work so hard on making it look the part! Even down to the old tea flasks the drivers have! Deffinatley worth a day. They have the railway to ride on, an engine shed, a museam, kiddy play area model and garden railways so much to see and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with our 7 year old. He enjoyed being on train pulled by a steam enjoyed. Value was pretty good you can ride up and down the and get off/on as often as you wish. It takes 15 minutes between stations (3 in total). There are bits to do at each station (pay separately), we did... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited on a wet day although the sun did come out later. Loved the fact we could travel all day on our tickets, so after an initial trip to Totnes and back we picked up our picnic and had that during a second return trip. Beautiful scenery and all the romance of steam engines. Loved it.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited on a rainy day in August with wife and two kids (6yrs & 16 months) This was stage two of what I thought to be an unjustifiably expensive day out. Having just paid £24 to walk around a greenhouse looking at butter-flys next door I was less than impressed to be coughing up a further £36 for two adults... More 

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Lydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had not visited the South Devon Railway for around 20 years and was pleased that it had not lost its charm . Sitting on the platform in the summer sun and watching the trains and world go by in this quite corner was wonderful. The staff are friendly the shop well stocked and a credit to their commitment to... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had one of the best Father, Daughter days ever. Bought the 3 in 1 tickets which gave us unlimited access to the steam train journeys all day. Plus the rare breeds farm, butterfly house and otters. For just over £40 it was terrific value.We arrived at Buckfastleigh Station at just before 10am. Nice and big FREE car parking. The first... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A great experience for any train mad children (and adults!) Not a cheap day out (£40 for a family ticket) but worth it knowing that you are helping to keep the history alive. Every member of staff that we encountered was incredibly helpful and lovely to our children. We went to Totnes and then stopped at Staverton on our return... More 

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