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“First class experience”

Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle
Ranked #2 of 12 Tours in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today. She was built in 1924 at Philip & Son of Dartmouth. The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society spent 15 years fully restoring her to her former glory offering river trips on the Medway from 1985. In late 2012, she returned to the home waters of the River Dart after an absence of 47 years.
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“First class experience”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Wonderful scenery; knowledgeable and understandable commentary from the skipper. Great to know it will be here for many more years. Useful that you can use your return on one of the other boats if you want a longer stay at Totnes.

Visited August 2013
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A real historic delight”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

A special trip.
Richie's commentary extremely amusing and informative.
A real coal fired paddle steamer.
Bar on board!

Visited August 2013
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Thank GravyPUK
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“great trip”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

great trip, the staff were great and so informative, we had a great trip. the boat was clean and the service for teas etc was great

Visited August 2013
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Thank susan c
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Fab trip with great commentary”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

One and a half hours of pure joy down the River Dart into Dartmouth. Easy wheelchair access - the crew are helpful and attentive. Just wish it hadn't of rained but you can't have everything. Sp glad we chose the Kingswear instead of the normal river cruisers. Would highly recommend.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Ann C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Picturesque paddle”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Historic boat, wonderful views but the best bit was the ironic and well observed commentary from the guide!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Andriaex-pat
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