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Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

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Nice Old Train Station

We were staying at the Royal hotel just next to this lovely old train station, it was a few minuets... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
keefnjojo
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
A heritage centre with a lot of passion

This is a heritage centre rather than a work heritage line but it is well worth a visit and there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ynysva
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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Railway Heritage Centre based at the former Bideford Railway Station. Refreshments in railway carriage, museum in Signal Box and parcels van. Diesel locomotive operational. Brake Van under restoration and passenger rides along the relaid track...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Bideford Station Railway Terrace, Bideford EX39 4BB, England
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+44 7854 590503
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Royal hotel just next to this lovely old train station, it was a few minuets walk to have a look around. There is a lovely little café on board one of the old carriages with a few picnic tables outside...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank keefnjojo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to visit if you are into railways or just browsing. Selection of books etc and a café where you can sit outside on the old Bideford station.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a heritage centre rather than a work heritage line but it is well worth a visit and there is a lot of hard work gone into this project

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ynysva
Lewis A, Public Relations Manager at Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

Reviewed July 4, 2019

Full credit to the folk who maintain this attraction. There is not a lot of room for them to work in; just enough for one carriage and a goods wagon. The paintwork on both is superb, as is the remaining railway building. This is a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BonnieRed850
Lewis A, Public Relations Manager at Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your response. We are continually looking to add to the site, but mindful that items also go missing despite the CCTV. Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

Reviewed June 4, 2019

We were on a coach tour, so by the time we'd been to the pannier market, had a cream tea and a quick visit to the museum, we ran out of time to do justice to the heritage centre, but look forward to returning to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank bryanmg141
Reviewed May 25, 2019

We popped in on a weekday to find that nothing was open. It was a shame as looking around from the outside it looked very interesting.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank porchy
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Bideford Railway Heritage Centre is run by enthusiastic volunteers, so opening times can depend on the availability of volunteers. Passenger services closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching cuts, although freight traffic continued until 1982. The track was lifted and the trackbed bought by...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank EESW1
Reviewed December 27, 2018

I guess my expectations are too high. However, it is quaint and full of interesting info, although I feel there could be a lot more if they had the space. Car parking is an inconvenience. It would be perfect if the Royal Hotel would allow...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank StevieS1963
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This place is on the opposite side of the river to the main town and you get to it by crossing the bridge, at the end crossover the road and ahead of you @ 50 metres you'll see a set of steps and it's at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 824PeterH
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yellowmini1952
September 11, 2018|
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Response from SgtPepper68 | Property representative |
Yes it is. We are are on the long distance Tarka Trail footpath/cycleway too
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