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Always a joy to visit here, people are friendly, enjoy a cup of tea with a bacon buttie all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JulieR36186258
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Christmas train

A fantastic family friendly adventure. Perfect for my 2 year old who loves trains and frost... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
caz467
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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The Plym Valley Railway has re-built a one and a half mile section of the ex-Great Western branch line from Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge. The line used to run from Tavistock Junction, just outside of Plymouth, to Launceston. It is a heritage railway...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a joy to visit here, people are friendly, enjoy a cup of tea with a bacon buttie all reasonably priced, enjoy a ride on the train that has been lovingly restored, walk to see the trains and engines that are in the process of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic family friendly adventure. Perfect for my 2 year old who loves trains and frost experience of meeting father Christmas. It was an exciting magical adventure from start to finish. Will definatly be back next year.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Had a fun day out visiting the Plym Vally Railway lots of things to look at and a trip down and back along the track on the steam train was the icing on the cake

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank EGmac_307
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Wel the steam train is up and running, travel the old fashioned way, in a classic steam train, remembering that the trains have been lovingly restored by volunteers, take a ride enjoy the beautiful views, have a look in the carriage shop, in expensive items...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank julierichards0n
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A great little line, short but wort the money paid. The driver for a fiver experience on the sentinel shunter and brake van is one if not the best available. Parking is in the adjacent council run car park, entry to the site via a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Russell H
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is a small concern, which has grown very slowly in its 35+-year existence. It now has a mile and a half of track, and stations have been built at each end. There is a train service on something like fifty days of the year,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Stephen T
Reviewed April 19, 2018

The line is only about a mile in length, which had included a small extension to the Plym Valley Woods. Great for the kids and families, however like with all attractions, best not to attend when there's a special event or during the peak tourist...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Micklah
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Located on the outskirts of plymouth ... small steam railway ...very reasonable prices ... great themed days ...things to see and do in same area ... great place to visit with children ... shop there also for refreshments and railway items

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank gary l
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

At the weekend we had tockets to take the grandchildren on the North Pole Express to see Santa. After boarding the old fashioned train we left for the North Pole. On the way Santa came through the train and spoke to every child. On reaching...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Weddingtrip147
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

I'll start this review by stating that I take no joy on writing anything less than positive vibes for a piece of heritage run by volunteers. This is purely to highlight to those, possibly likes us, with a young family and no money to waste....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Antony S
August 28, 2016|
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Response from ChristineField | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are x
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Izzy B
June 30, 2015|
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Response from rdelamare |
Hi, Yes we do, the access to to platform is via slopes, and a ramp is available to board the train. More information is available on our website. Please feel free to ask for assistance on site. We hope you enjoy your visit!
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Dougal M
May 15, 2015|
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Response from AB2047 | Reviewed this property |
The Plym Valley Railway is busy developing the Marsh Mills station complex/visitor centre and currently has no plans to extend beyond Plym Bridge Platform as the former track bed is owned by The National Trust and is used... More
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