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| Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Helston TR13 0RY, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon at the Helston Railway, a restored section of the 8.5-mile Gwinear to Helston branch line (Britain’s southernmost branch line, opened 1887, closed 1964). It is just £8 (£5 children) to ride all day. There are steam and diesel engines -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The helston railway is a good experience, it reminds family's of the past years, and its nice to ride on a steam train, a lovely day out.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CornwallJetset
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Found down a little lane, hidden behind a farmyard! We enjoyed our trip to find it and the whole Helston railway experience! It was very small but the volunteers were very enthusiastic. Don’t expect a lot, don’t miss the guards van and it’s dinky fire...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diryley
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Found this little gem by pure luck. The staff are so welcoming and the hard work and sheer passion they have for keeping this little unknown railway going is amazing. Stopped in for a bacon barm and a cuppa very clean and very reasonably priced....More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank joeannh677
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thank you for your great review of the railway! Im pleased you enjoyed the bacon bap and cuppa! We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway in the future!

Reviewed September 9, 2018

i called in for a visit as it was just down the road from where i was staying and i had a really enjoyable hour here , there is a cafe on site if you want a cuppa or a roll , on the day...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sheepdevil666
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thank you for your review of the railway. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see the progress we make!

Reviewed August 31, 2018

It's only a mile of track, so doesn't take long to go there and back. And if you are hoping for a steam train, make sure it's running. (When we were there it was only once a week.) But the views are lovely and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank clivetwooaks
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thank you for your review of the railway. We are working hard to extend our railway making it a longer ride, and progress should be made on this within the next two years! We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway in the...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

It may only have about 3 stops on the entire line, but it's a lovely, enthusiastically run railway. You have to drive past some farmyard barns to get here and you start to doubt the road signs at some points and whether the railway exists....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank CockneyBrum
Ben H, Marketing director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thank you for your review of the railway. Im glad you enjoyed your bacon butty. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see the progress we make!

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Truly admire what the volunteers and achieved with this railway. The station at the end of the line was a real gem (see photo below) & I look forward to future restoration work!

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Ed J
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thank you for your review of the railway. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see the progress we make!

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Ideal for train buffs and children alike. Friendly people and warm welcome. Free parking, you might have to wait for the train as there is no rush here. Price reasonable and a good cause not a money maker. Ride the guards van a must. Loverly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Ade1905
Ben H, Marketing director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thank you for your review of the railway. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see the progress we make!

Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This was such a gem to find, we've been visiting Helston for years but only just found the railway. We went on a grey day and this really made up for it, great little ride (good if you have mixed ages of children or those...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank bristolmarmitelover
Ben H, Marketing Director at Helston Railway, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thank you for your review of the railway. We are currently working on improved signage for the railway and intend to install proper toilet facilities in the not too distant future! We look forward to welcoming you to our railway in the future.

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