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“lovely little trip:-)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Volks Railway

Volks Railway
285 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN1 1EN, England
44 1273 292718
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Ranked #17 of 244 things to do in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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“lovely little trip:-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were staying at the marina so bused into Brighton and took the train back later. On a lovely sunny day along the beach, with an ice cream, very English seaside jaunt.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A great little seafront trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

You don't have to be heading for the boats, bars and restaurants of Brighton Marina to enjoy a trip on Volk's Railway. Created by a local inventor, Magnus Volk, in the 1880s, it's the world's oldest operating electric railway – and retains its historic charm. Not to be missed!

Visited August 2012
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Bromley, Kent
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“Old and tired”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

It's the oldest electric train still working, and boy can you feel it. However great way to he to the marina. Don't expect too much comfort though.

Visited July 2013
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Amarillo
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“A Fun Oddity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is an oddity and for a few pounds, if you like anything that rolls on tracks, it’s worth it. It runs a mile up and down the beach and it’s a piece of history.

Visited June 2013
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Surrey, England
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“OAPs become 10 year olds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

So cheap and a fun must do thing in Brighton. We park at the Marina, which is free and get the bus into the town centre. Have a wander round, go on the pier and then return on the Volks Railway. Reminders of a long ago childhood. As the oldest electric railway in the world, supporting it helps it continue running hopefully.

Visited July 2013
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