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“Marvellous Little Railway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Launceston Steam Railway

Launceston Steam Railway
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Marvellous Little Railway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

Sunday morning with a special offer ticket by buying the local paper. Excellent value. The ride was perfect, we sat in the open sided toast rack carriage and enjoyed the magnificent scenery.

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Sussex now and again
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fascinating TRAIN day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Pure luck visited Launceston Castle and then Railway. Tickets from Castle visit provided discount at Railway BONUS. Spent wonderful time at museum on site and enjoyed ride on train. Then had a super cream tea in the sun watching all the goings on.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank casualitinerent
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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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1 review
“Total Rip OFF”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Don't be fooled by the brochures, they are a work of fiction. Staff rude and right up there own backsides. The worst kind of rail enthusiasts. Traction charming but that's as far as it goes. Ride was poor and views even worse. Seeing as it was Boxing Day and obviously winter the lack of foliage would afford great views as advertised. Sadly not as there plainly is nothing to see. New Mills Farm is closed in winter and is nothing to get excited about in summer. The whole experience was a total rip off and I would advise people to go to Bodmin, for proper trains and good manners.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Rizziegreen
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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful old trains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

A lovely railway run by a husband & wife team who obviously care about their customers. The engines are amazing. Lilian is a 130 year old quarry engine in beautiful condition & the others are all over a hundred years old. The cafe serves excellent food & the shop is well stocked.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Anne W
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Bude, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“lovely ride through pretty countryside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

lovely little steam railway through pretty Cornish countryside, ends at station where there is a tourist attraction with lots of things to do for children recommended my grandchildren loved it.

Visited October 2013
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