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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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Our driver was such a nice man and even though it was raining we still saw a lot of birdlife. Good value for money as you can use your ticket all day as long as you show your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Our driver was such a nice man and even though it was raining we still saw a lot of birdlife. Good value for money as you can use your ticket all day as long as you show your tickets and wear your wristband

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This line is a little gem. Full of History and a good alternative to road travel to Seaton. Our driver 'Andy' was great. Full of knowledge and fun

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just park the car near the ticket office, walk across the road with your ticket reference from the internet, and hey presto! two tickets for the price of one for a 30 minute each way fun ride. The little electric trams are such fun - they run open-tops in the summer, and on one side is the River Ax estuary,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A ride on the tram is great fun...very informative and a lovely way to see the countryside. It stops regularly and there are things to do in the villages and some great pubs to visit too.

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bournemouth
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First we trod carefully on the narrow steps to get to the top deck. The views were amazing on the journey. So many birds to see in the lagoon. At the end of the journey we got off and had a cream tea !! enjoyed the peace and quiet and caught the tram back after about an hour. We wore... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Seaton tramway is brilliant , Recently visited Colyton and had two trips on the trams Really fun trips with drivers with a great sense of humour and fun Highly recommended

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seatontramway, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to us, and thank you for taking the time to write about us. More 

Kingsfold
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went on this tramway during our stay in Devon and really enjoyed the ride. Nice to get off halfway at the White Horse pub for refreshments. Cant take dogs on top deck and the lower deck has open sides !! so hand on tight to your dog. Snacks available at the end of the line in the station buffet.

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seatontramway, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A really lovely journey along the side of the estuary and back. Worth taking binoculars if you have them as the tram passes alongside bird reserves. We liked everything about this trip.

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seatontramway, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

And we liked your kind comments - thank you. More 

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Of all of Dorset's great attractions this was our final thing on our to do list. We left from Seaton on a dull Friday morning fearing the worst from the weather. Just in case it did rain we decided to stay off the open air upper deck as you cannot move from top to bottom while the tram is underway.... More 

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seatontramway, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

It has been most interesting to read how you spent the day during your recent visit and thank you for taking the time to review us. (Could I just point out that Seaton Tramway is located in East Devon not Dorset). More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A fantastic way to take in the wetlands along the river axe. Our advice is to park at Colyton where there are plenty of free places to park and travel into Seaton. Have the rover ticket for £10.00 on a nice day and you can travel as many times as you like. If you park at Seaton or any council... More 

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seatontramway, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

Thank you for pointing out the advantages of starting from Colyton station and making use of our (free) car parking facilities. We are delighted you had such a memorable day. More 

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

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