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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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This was a fab place to come an great place to take my son who loves steam trains !! It is also a great place to come if the weather is a bit iffy !! The trip takes 30 mins from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was a fab place to come an great place to take my son who loves steam trains !! It is also a great place to come if the weather is a bit iffy !! The trip takes 30 mins from buckfastleigh to totnes and the trip is fab their is a buffet car to get drinks and snacks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Took my disabled mum for a trip, the station staff were very accommodating with mums electric wheelchair and had ramp access to the train and a special wheelchair friendly carriage that just happened to be the buffet car! Tea and cake, yum. The trip was very pretty along side the river dart passing the odd cute little station. Not the... More 

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Penkridge
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It's not the longest of steam railways but it's a nice ride to Totnes which is a pleasant place to walk round . The staff are very welcoming and pleased to share their enthusiasm for their hobby. Well stocked shop at Buckfastleigh and it's interesting to see the engineering business at work. Bit more on site explanation would help those... More 

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I love this place as I have been several times, but it is always charming, inviting and gloriously fun. I was pleased to share it with a dear friend who enjoyed it too. The museum is so good as is the book shop and the restaurant serves excellent food and coffee, a lovely day out! I am a volunteer at... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
93 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A great day out from start to finish. I arrived by mainline train, it is an easy 10 minute walk from the car park over the river Dart to Totnes Littlehempston station. After buying my ticket I looked around the railway wagons stored there, and also purchased some 2nd hand magazines from the shop. My visit coincided with the spring... More 

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London
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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have visited a few steam railways in this country, and the South Devon Railway was a great addition, put simply it was truly lovely!. It’s one of those experiences/days out, where people of all ages can enjoy, a great day out for the whole family. The trains, the views, the staff, all made for a very enjoyable experience. Lots... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Even if you are not a train buff there are things to do on the site. Around the attractions and cafe there are tables for children to do craft activities and the restaurant serves delicious home made cakes and food. The toilets were spotless. There is a large gift shop, catering mainly for train parts and Thomas the Tank Engine... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a lovely day out on this steam railway. You can use your ticket all day so we went from Buckfastleigh to Totnes and back twice and combined this with a visit to the Otter and Butterfly sanctuary. A really nice trip along by the river, very picturesque and very relaxing - like stepping back in time. The station at... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We traveled aboard South Devon Railway's steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. It was great fun and a fantastic experience. The whole trip was like stepping back 100 years, from the train, the platform and the staff all in perfect themed order. The train ran on time, unlike modern day services and it is an experience we will repeat...

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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We took our two young boys (4yrs and 18months) for a day out here on the round trip. Very friendly staff, who were particularly keen to tell our four year old more about the engines and the railway, which he was delighted with. Also makes a big difference to have clean, modern and accessible facilities (baby change and toilets) available... More 

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