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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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I love the trams at Seaton and often visit them when I am down. A real family day out. Love the views and the wildlife. Friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I love the trams at Seaton and often visit them when I am down. A real family day out. Love the views and the wildlife. Friendly staff.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A lovely way to travel from Colyford which is near where we were saying, to Seaton. The views are lovely and the kids enjoyed the tram ride each time.

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Norwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a morning out on the tramway. We started on Colyton where the parking was free, lovely little village. Ensured we were on the top of the tram to get the best views - on a sunny day the journey down is beautiful. We didn't get off for the middle stop at Colyford, but it looked as if from here... More 

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Turners Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely day out. Kids loved it & we had a lovely coffee at the other end. The staff are all very kind & helpful & we saw some amazing birds on the way out. Bring a coat, its windy up top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After purchasing 4 adult and 3 children tickets we had to make the most of the all day access. In Colyton we stopped for coffee in the farm cafe! Then back to Coleford for lunch in the White Hart. Great drivers with a plethora of knowledge of trams and local history. We loved it so much we ran 6-7 times!... More 

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Heathfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is lovely and beautiful bird watching and trams are so lovely you can travel to Seaton which is what we did from Colyford and then back again to our delight we travelled on the pink tram going back fabulous fun and if you go all the way they is a tea shop and gift shop only one thing no... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit and we are pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Could I just point out the availability of public loo's with baby changing facilities and disabled access, situated by Seaton terminus and on the platform at Colyton station. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The views from the tram over the wetlands and the mouth of the river Axe where very good and well worth the trip just for that. The only disappointment is that when you arrive at Colyton station there isn't much to do.

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your recent visit and as you pointed out the scenery is lovely. More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My mother and auntie used to holiday to Seaton when they were younger and so our party of 9 came here on a nostalgia tour for them. The staff were nice, the ticket prices were so-so and the double decker tram was a throwback to the old days (i presume!) but the 3-mile journey was slow and not a lot... More 

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

We welcome all feedback. More 

Thatcham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice little trip to a couple of nice little places. Colyton has a lovely chocolate shop. Nice sights, not overly exciting but still worth it.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived a bit late, having pre-booked our 'Day Explorer' on-line. the low cast car parks were all full so we paid top dollar - but that is no reflection of the 'Tramway'. What very knowledgeable drivers they have, we traveled on 5 different trams and each driver had stories to tell about the area and the history of the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit and we are delighted you had such a pleasant time spent with us. I shall pass your comments on to our driver's; they work hard to ensure passengers get the most out of their journey, always with a sense of humour, so a pat on the back is much... More 

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