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South Devon Railway

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Address: The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 642338
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An interesting afternoon out

I had a very interesting afternoon at the Buckfastleigh railway station, watching the various diesel and steam trains running in and out of the station.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Steve S

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a very interesting afternoon at the Buckfastleigh railway station, watching the various diesel and steam trains running in and out of the station.

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Thank Steve S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went from buckfastleigh to totnes, unfortunately we did not get the train until 2.30 so in the end we came back on the same train. On the way out we sat in first class these carriages we over 100 years old, which was an interesting thinking of all the people from the different generation who had travelled on the... More 

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Thank VioletJ
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time on the train and the staff were fantastic. Very friendly and clearly passionate about the railway. We went on to the rare breeds after this which was good fun. There was a discounted ticket also for the two which was a good initiative.

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Thank Jack C
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to the South Devon Railway after a plan to see steam in Devon on the mainline went awry! I arrived at Buckfastleigh and the first plus was the free car park. The second plus was my £14 ticket was valid all day and with the weather being fairly inclement I could travel all day without getting on and... More 

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Thank ShirlTurner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with family, purchased family ticket which was great value giving unlimited trips on line. Free parking at Buckfastleigh station. The kids loved the old carriages with compartments and the guide book pointed to plenty of things for them to look out for on the journey. Had lunch in the refreshment rooms which was good value and had a good... More 

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Thank craigw1975
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had gone to Exeter for an operation which was cancelled, so we had a weekend on holiday instead. The first thing we did was to go on this railway. I have always liked pannier tanks, so finding one on the train when we arrived was good, and finding that it was one of the smaller ones was even better.... More 

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Thank EziocatGy
Southampton,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most enjoyable round trip to Totnes and back seeing some beautiful countryside from a steam train that has a buffet car. What a way to travel and the day was glorious as well to add to this gem.

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Thank Krissy47
Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a trip back to the days of steam, and a more leisurely pace, with a trip from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. Gorgeous views of the River Dart make this a train journey not to be missed.

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just missed the departing train at Buckfastleigh but visiting the museum, walking the grounds, having an explanation of how a signal box works – and being permitted to try – as well as viewing what was going on in the workshops was a great way to spend the morning. Will return with our grandchildren – and might even manage... More 

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Aberaeron, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My parents are members could say distant members as we live in Wales, 4 weeks ago my father passed away and we decided his ashes were to come to a place he loved the most! That is south Devon steam railway! There was a gang of 18 of us from 67 years down to 1years old, we all had a... More 

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