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Seaton Tramway

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Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, 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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Great views - a must if you're in Seaton

This was high on our list of things to do in Seaton and it didn't disappoint. We enjoyed it so much we took 3 return trips to Colyton on different trams and indulged in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kenley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was high on our list of things to do in Seaton and it didn't disappoint. We enjoyed it so much we took 3 return trips to Colyton on different trams and indulged in a delicious cream tea in the Tramstop Cafe at the station before catching the last tram back. Also had lunch in Colyton and a walk around... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband has wanted to ride the tram for years but it always seemed to be busy, it wasn't too bad yesterday so decided to 'have a go' we were not disappointed, super views along the way.

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Cardiff, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The weather forecast said things were going to improve so we paid £10 a head for our day tickets and boarded the next tram. Wasn’t long before it was raining. Glad we sat downstairs and didn’t follow other passengers onto to open top deck. When you travel across the wetlands expect plenty of flies. At the end of the line... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like trams and have recently visited Crich which is the main tram museum in the UK and has quite a few trams running on a short track with lots of old buildings recreated as well as a tram shed which you can look around plus a large museum.....so best part of a day. This tramway is very different and... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely trip on the trams with family. Welcomed us with an elderly grandad and a pram!! Beautiful valley to travel through. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed time spent with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the trams on the first day of our weeks holiday. The staff were very helpful and informative.There was plenty to see all around on the journey,wetlands and birdlife, if you have binoculars have them at the ready! Once we reached Colyton we walked into the small town - very pretty and some good pubs and tearooms to... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us, we appreciate them greatly. More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a return visit after going first 5 years ago - was not disappointed - it's a great experience - but do go in good weather

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

Welcome back! and we hope you will come again soon. More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Seaton Tramway with my family back in June, my parents have been a number of times before and love it, so they took myself and my sister along too this time. What a lovely quaint little experience. The trams are lovely and clean and kept in a great condition, the drivers are all friendly and happy to stop... More 

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to write about your recent visit, thank you. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant day out , longer ride than expected and drivers were amazing and chatty ! Really nice lunch in the station at the other end

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time spent with us and I shall be sure to pass your appreciation on to the drivers and Tramstop café staff. More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time on the trams, you get on at Seaton and travel to Colyton and Colyford you can jump on and off when it suits you at the three stops, have a look around and jump back on the next tram it takes about 30 mins. The scenery is fantastic the birds in the marshes are great,... More 

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

We are ever so pleased you had a nice time. More 

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