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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Parracombe, United Kingdom
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About Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
Owned and operated by an educational charity, Woody Bay is an original Lynton & Barnstaple Railway station, opened in 1898, and closed along with the rest of the line in 1935. What you see today, with one mile of track, is just the beginning of an exciting project to rebuild this unique, famous and picturesque narrow gauge railway. Woody Bay is the place to board our narrow gauge heritage train for a journey back in time. All trains run to Killington Lane Halt then return to Woody Bay. We have exciting plans to extend the line towards Caffyns and Wistlandpound - a total of some five miles - and beyond. 2019 Return Fares Adult: £7.50, Child (aged 5 -14): £3.00*, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £18. Senior Citizens (Over 65): £6.00. 1st Class Upgrade £3.00 Return (per person). *Children under 5 accompanied by fare-paying adults travel Free. Single Fares are also available. Access to the station, shop, toilets and parking is completely free, except at some special events.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was looking forward to a trip on a steam train. It was the last train of the day and we decided to have a go. Cost is £7.50 each but was disappointed we had gone about 5 mins up the track and it stopped at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you need a few hours to kill this could be it - much better in good weather - we were fortunate in that someone passed on their tickets to us to use but the short trip on the railway was good and made us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SportyLady1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first went here when our youngest was 2 years old, he loved it. It was his first experience of a steam train. This August we returned 4 years later, my boy is now 6 but we took his younger brother who is 3. Fantastic...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nickrs2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although only about a mile and a half of track is in use this is a lovely narrow gauge railway. Very friendly staff, enjoyable trip in authentic coaches behind a steam engine.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Barry N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here when our oldest son was 2 and loved it, and we visited again this week, our son is now 6 and our youngest son is 3. We all loved it, the weather wasn’t the best but that didn’t spoil our day. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank amy_sawyer2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little trains on the shortest heritage steam railway in the UK, friendly staff and volunteers, hope they get the money they need to expand the track both ways

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank amandahY4313OM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The L&B railway was the sole purpose of my visit a year ago, and so it was again this time, but for a longer period. The railway is historically fascinating, and the engines are beautiful. Currently the trip is short, but slowly this former 19...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 949darrend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A simple railway with a at the moment a short length of line but big expectations for the future well worth a visit and value for money

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ynysva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rounded our trip out to this part of North Devon with a quick trip on Woody Bay. The train and amenities were amazingly well kept and the staff very friendly. We enjoyed afternoon tea before our train trip. It was a little brief but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mrsemason
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a quick visit and trip on the train. Staff super friendly, very reasonable prices to travel on the train. Will be an amazing place once hey get the full line up and running. Lovely little cafe with affordable prices again

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank beech1972
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Chezzabellle
June 28, 2016|
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Response from Woody_Bay_Station | Property representative |
RETURN FARES Adult- £7.50 Child (aged 5 -14) - £3.00* Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £18 Senior Citizens (Over 65) - £6.00 1st Class Upgrade £3.00 Return (per person) Single fares are al;so available... More
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fudge888
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Yes, we do welcome dogs to visit Woody Bay Station, and to travel on our trains. Please see our web page, "Dogs Travel Free", or follow the "Visitors" tab from our home page.
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