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South Devon Railway

The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
+44 1364 642338
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plymouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

went on this steam train and carriages last week with my brother and his three grandchildren.they loved it and so did i.it only takes about half an hour each way but at the totnes terminus there is a rare breeds farm where you can get in with certain breeds of animals,this is extra as it is not part of south... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

even though it was raining, we still jad a great day out and saw the otters and butterflies place, the mibiature railway, and the museum. I would highly recommend!! Even if trains are not for you, theres still so much to see and do like the huge gift shop and model railway...

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Weybridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this trip to Totnes and back from Buckfastleigh. Parking free and plentiful. Food in the cafe was very nice and good value Train tickets were fairly good value when you consider what you are travelling in and the whole experience. Two adults , two kids and a senior citizen all thoroughly happy! Would recommend and return.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good value and can be conbined with other attractions to save money.Lovely steam train ride to Totnes, quite a walk into town from station.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A short 7 mile steam train journey between Buckfastleigh & Totnes, it takes about half an hour and although not an avid train enthusiast, I enjoy the peaceful pace of these train journeys. Interesting as most of the trip is beside the river, well worth the fare. There is an adjacent shop with an OO model railway and a small... More

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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We took a 6 and 5 year old and they had a fabulous day! Bought a train ticket that included Totnes Rare Breed farm and thought it good value. Both sets of staff we're extremely friendly and very helpful. Play park at Buckfastleigh a bit disappointing, but have given full marks for quality of staff!

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Fantastic day with chums, staff obliging and friendly. Lovely views along route to Buckfastliegh, wish weather had been better. Walked into Village, had a coffee and hot choc in The Kings Arms ,lovely pub .

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A trip down memory lane through beautiful countryside from Buckfastleigh to the charming town of Totnes.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Visited the South Devon Railway and wished that I had visited many years ago...well worth a visit. The volunteers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. This is a dog-friendly venue!

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Tregaron, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I came here to look at the railway but soon realised that there was so much more to see and do. I like the fact that composite tickets are on offer which provides an opportunity to take in some of the other attractions like the Butterfly farm and Otter sanctuary next to the station at Buckfastleigh or the Rare Breeds... More

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