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Seaton Tramway

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Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, England
Phone Number: 01297 20375
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Description: Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton...
Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.The coastal resort of Seaton is now a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst the historic town of Colyton is described as "Devon's Most Rebellious Town" for its part in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.The company originated at the Lancaster Electrical Company of Barnet, which manufactured battery electric vehicles. In 1949 its owner, Claude Lane, indulged his hobby by building a miniature 15” gauge tram, which he ran at garden fetes. This portable system enjoyed temporary homes at St Leonard’s and Rhyl before evolving onto the 2’ gauge Eastbourne Tramway.Many of the present trams were built at Eastbourne, but by the mid 1960’s the tramway’s success was outgrowing the mile line. Claude therefore began to look for alternative locations. In late 1969, Claude purchased the Seaton to Colyton section after the branchline had been closed by Dr Beeching in 1966 and, after a mammoth relocation from Eastbourne, the first section was opened in 1980. Since then the tramway has developed into one of Devon’s best loved attractions.New trams have been added to the fleet and the buildings have been much improved in order to meet the needs of the thousands of enthusiastic people who visit each year.
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A really warm sunny trip. Really interesting to see all the birds on the estuary and learn about future developments. Recommend to anyone

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A really warm sunny trip. Really interesting to see all the birds on the estuary and learn about future developments. Recommend to anyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What a lovely day experienced on the seaton tramway. Il be honest I didn't even know it existed until the day we went but so glad we did. Staff are very knowledgeable and polite and if you book online you can save up to 50% on your ticket. Nice weather will help on the top deck as the 20 minute... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

OK so this is a good fun morning with the family, it is in my view expensive, for a family of two adults and three children (10, 8, 6) it costs just shy of £40. However you can have exactly the same trip at half-price by booking in advance and going on fridays - which during the summer are their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Grandson duty again and my daughter booked the tramway, if you go on a Friday book online and are willing to complete a short survey it's half price , so for three of us £13 for an Aldabra ticket was great! We parked at the station furthest away from Seaton and caught the tram into town, our £13 ticket for... More 

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Berkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our day, fantastic way to see the beautiful countryside and lovely way to travel. Spot of lunch in Seaton, followed by a walk to the harbour and back. Highly recommend.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

All Weather Tram rides, brilliant for Adults and Kids. £10 per Person, it may seem much, but for the beauty of riding an open top tram, with Lounges downstairs, and maintained really well I say it's good value for Money. If it does rain you can't come down until you stop at a Station, and they do warn you. trams... More 

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Stanwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Top deck open topped Trolley bus, outward trip dry, through a nature reserve saw Curlew, Oyster Catchers Shell duck etc, caught a different Tram back but not so lucky with weather got caught in a shower, the ticket was for as many trips as you wanted to do so a very good value for money attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

As the weather was changeable (I know shocking for a british summer) we decided to go to the Tramway. We started fro Colyford as the parking was free, and travelled to Seaton. The drivers and staff where all friendly and one in particular took us through the history of the area an tram. Going across the flats towards Seaton, there... More 

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Nr Winchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

what a wonderful sight, even better to travel the line from Seaton to its conclusion, Colyton. If you have the time, take a walk through this delightfully beautiful town/village you won't be disappointed. The driver gives a bit of a commentary along the route through the beautiful Axe valley, lots of bits of interesting history. Make the day as long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Brilliant time. Views wonderful across the axe and recommend sitting at the front on the top deck. We all loved the level crossing as well where the driver controls.

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Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, England
Phone Number: 01297 20375
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Seaton

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