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Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin General Station Harleigh Road, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, England
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Just excellent

You have to go even if you are not a steam nut because it is perfect. The team and the engines are... read more

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RobininBRISTOL
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Been here many times. Rain, Sun and even snow ! Whether you are a steam or diesel enthusiast there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
HMS123456
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Cornwall's Premier Steam Railway will appeal to all age groups.Join us for a leisurely 13 mile journey through scenic Cornish countryside evocative of a 1950's Branch line.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“signal box” (27 reviews)
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Bodmin General Station Harleigh Road, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

You have to go even if you are not a steam nut because it is perfect. The team and the engines are top class and the scenery breathtaking. So nice not to rush the two journeys and really enjoy the beauty of the country. Do...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Been here many times. Rain, Sun and even snow ! Whether you are a steam or diesel enthusiast there are a few things that make this line really worth visiting. Firstly the staff. Some preserved railways feel like they are run for profit and everything...More

Thank HMS123456
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For me this was a trip down memory lane as to how trains used to be. Rough by modern standards -damp seat, fading wood, dirty windows, the smell of smoke and soot. I loved it - my wife hated it for the very same reasons.

Thank ronn52
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my grandson out to Bodmin and wenford railway on Sunday started with the enginemans breakfast, great price good food , staff very friendly lovely trip out on steam train ,will tell others about you and will return .

Thank ashfordrav4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my wife,son and daughter in law and grandsons. Oldest grandson is mad on "choo choos". He is 2 and a half. Had a wonderful morning there. So god that owing to the layout you get to see the train swapping ends several times....More

Thank S5186MVandrewf
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Done a few of these steam nostalgia trips around the country as my daughter loves a steam engine. Bodmin station looked great once we found it and the GWR engine was a lovely sight. I even enjoyed the slightly tatty old school carriages. Staff were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip, the staff were very friendly, the stations are very well kept making a good atmosphere. The line is about 3 and a half miles and you can use your ticket all day. Very nice café.More

Thank TRACY117
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Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our volunteers are such an asset to the railway and work hard to make sure everyone enjoys their trip - and I'm pleased to hear that the new team's efforts in the cafe are going down well too. Thanks for taking the time to tell...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic dining train experience! I went with my father and grandmother.Great service, lovely atmosphere and wonderful volunteers. The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!

Thank NatalieGWebber
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Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased to here that you had a good trip with your family. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We'd love to see any pictures form your trip, so please share these with us on social media @BodminGeneral.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great trip on the steam railway today. The stations are beautifully presented and the atmosphere friendly. Having two different branch lines is different and interesting and leads to lots of opportunity to view the engine shunting round the train. The engine also works...More

Thank mrtnjay
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Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you'd recommend us. Please do return and visit us again - perhaps for one of our many special events.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 2 children and our dog who was made very welcome. All the staff were very friendly & helpful and made our visit very enjoyable

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caz43670
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Hannah I | Property representative |
Hi. We currently have Tornado at Bodmin & Wenford from 31st May to 4th June 2017, which is £13 for standard travel for an adult (return trip to Bodmin Parkway). Typically our Freedom of the Line ticket to travel both lines... More
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PhylH250
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
The timetable varies over the holiday season and it can ve viewed here by visiting their web site (bodminrailway) aand looking fore times and fares
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Dolores A
October 28, 2016|
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Response from Hannah I | Property representative |
In December we are running our very popular and festive Santa by Steam trains and on the 23rd December trains depart from our main station here at Bodmin General at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 15.45. You will need to book your... More
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