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Address: Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
Phone Number: 01297 20375
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Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton,...

Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.The coastal resort of Seaton is now a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst the historic town of Colyton is described as "Devon's Most Rebellious Town" for its part in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.The company originated at the Lancaster Electrical Company of Barnet, which manufactured battery electric vehicles. In 1949 its owner, Claude Lane, indulged his hobby by building a miniature 15” gauge tram, which he ran at garden fetes. This portable system enjoyed temporary homes at St Leonard’s and Rhyl before evolving onto the 2’ gauge Eastbourne Tramway.Many of the present trams were built at Eastbourne, but by the mid 1960’s the tramway’s success was outgrowing the mile line. Claude therefore began to look for alternative locations. In late 1969, Claude purchased the Seaton to Colyton section after the branchline had been closed by Dr Beeching in 1966 and, after a mammoth relocation from Eastbourne, the first section was opened in 1980. Since then the tramway has developed into one of Devon’s best loved attractions.New trams have been added to the fleet and the buildings have been much improved in order to meet the needs of the thousands of enthusiastic people who visit each year.

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£10 for all day ticket. Takes about 25 mins from Colyton to Seaton. Very busy on a sunny August day, but queues moved very quickly. Very well kept stations and trams. Great views... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

£10 for all day ticket. Takes about 25 mins from Colyton to Seaton. Very busy on a sunny August day, but queues moved very quickly. Very well kept stations and trams. Great views of the estuary and wetlands. Parking tight in Colyton station.

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Wirral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a couple of trips on the tramway once when the estuary was empty and then when it was full. Both very enjoyable and it was well worth the £10 all day tickets. The staff where excellent very friendly and informative. Would recommend.

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Rishton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely ride on tram to coylton. Enjoyable walk into coylton stunning village. Buffet car on station fabulous scones were amazing ☺☺

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many years since I took the family for a ride on the Seaton Tramway, so the weekend with friends was a pleasant re-visit for us. Lovely old electric trams, beautiful scenery by the Axe Estuary and afternoon tea. A really enjoyable afternoon out. Recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely superb. The staff are exceptional, and go out of their way to ensure you love every second of the experience. The trams are amazing - vintage stock, clean and comfortable. Great views along the way, especially if you sit on the top deck! Our young children absolutely loved it too. I'd highly recommend this for all ages.

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Seaton T, Di Moore Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

We are delighted you had such a memorable day spent at seaton Tramway, thank you for your recommendation. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Come rain or shine my family and I have ridden these trams from Seaton to Colyton for years. Each heritage tram is unique and beautifully decorated. There are double deckers and single deckers and open topped trams to choose from. The journey from Seaton is wonderful as the tram runs through Axe Valley, sandwiched between the River Axe estuary and... More 

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Seaton T, Di Moore Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful write up, we really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tram ride was excellent. Our six year old loved the experience, he said he'd give it 100 out of 10. Overall good value for money, although we only had time for one return trip. Both drivers that we had were knowledgeable and engaging and knew how to keep the children entertained.

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Seaton T, Di Moore Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit yesterday. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We purchased the all day ticket so went on a few times as it was quite expensive. It goes out and back about a 20 minute journey each way, chance to get away from Seaton which appears to be stuck in the 70's! There are vouchers easy enough to pick up in the area for a discount if you want... More 

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Seaton T, Di Moore Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. More 

Mauritius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and enjoyable ride on the tramway from Seaton to Colyton and back. Our interest was to see the wetlands and the birds and enjoy the ride itself. Tramway full, especially the open top. So we could have seats only on the lower floor, but still very good view and very interesting. If you have half a day free,... More 

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Seaton T, Di Moore Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

We really appreciate your recommendation. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Does what it says on the tin we traveled from colyton to seaton. Toys in the question to buy ticket was a pain with young children. The journey was good with great views of the wetlands but overall I thought it was pricey for what is a short journey.

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Seaton T, Di Moore Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit, we appreciate it. More 

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