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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 fun experience

A trip on the trams is a unique and fun experience in itself for all ages but made even better by the views and bird life seen on the journey to Colyton.We live locally in Beer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Seaton, United Kingdom
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Seaton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

A trip on the trams is a unique and fun experience in itself for all ages but made even better by the views and bird life seen on the journey to Colyton.We live locally in Beer and have been on the trams on many occasions. We always enjoy the experience.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lovely old trams. Very helpful commentary from the driver who also answered all questions willingly and knowledgeably. Village at the end of the line was reasonably pretty but not a lot going on there. Beautiful view of the estuary from the tram with quite a few species of birds to see.

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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Lovely, nostalgic trams which run along the Axe river between Seaton and Colyton. Nice station tea room / small shop at the Colyton end. A beautiful journey along the Axe showcasing the scenery and wildlife. Excellent value tickets, often bringing addition savings at other local attractions. Do wrap up warm if you want to sit on the open top deck... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A group of 14 friends had a tram booked for a trip up to Colyton and back. We sat on the top floor of the narrow tram - reminiscent of a different era! It gently and almost silently travelled alongside the river Ax. We could see many birds in the estuary and swans in the fields beside the tramway. It... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review. So glad you and your friends enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you again sometime! More 

Seaton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

what a great attraction , lovely scenery, friendly staff. you can visit colyton for lunch and a pleasant walk around.

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

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased to hear you had a great time. More 

Seaton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a lovely trip. They have a Christmas trip to see Santa. Recommended to take your children we took Grand children last year. Book soon only on the weekend.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review and we are glad you had a lovely time with us. We do indeed run "Santa Specials" at this time of the year. Hope to see you again soon! More 

cambridgeshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

a surprisingly enjoyable journey on these miniature trams, taking us to the lovely village of Colyton with its beautiful & large church plus many choices of cafes. Bird watchers paradise on the way ther |& back past the river & estuary.

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

We are very happy to hear you had an enjoyable time on the tram. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This really was a lovely attraction to visit and never knew it existed (thanks Mum). Although it was only a 26 min trip each way, it was very enjoyable to relax and looks at the different views/take photos. The driver had a great knowledge of the area and was able to make it fun and threw in some comedy which... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip - and the comedy from the driver! More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Its so quaint to have a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton travelling along the estuary passing the little stations and the birds they have an area for bird watching. Then on to the last stop at Colyton where refreshments are served before the journey back to Seaton.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. So glad you had an enjoyable trip along the Estuary. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

enjoyed the novalty factor, had bogof voucher which made it good value. It is particularly good for nature lovers, birdwatchers etc but dont be mislead yhat the destination is a "town" I dont think a couple of shops makes a town but still pleasant on a sunny day

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seatontramway, Office assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a nice trip and the weather was sunny. Yes, you are right, the trip is great for birdwatchers! More 

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