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Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat
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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“open top bus”(18 reviews)
“round robin”(28 reviews)
“final leg”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Queens Park Station Torbay Road, Dartmouth TQ4 6AF, England
+44 1803 555872
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have done this trip on countless occasions over the past 15 years, then a couple of years ago and whilst on the return train trip to Paignton, parents of an unruly child allowed it to come over to where I was sitting with my...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Paignton, so we bought our tickets at the Steam Railway Station there. Because of the tides, they sent us to Totnes first, on an open topped double decker bus--bus station is just a couple blocks from the Steam Train station. We...More

Thank sharonlB4417NS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant day out the kids love going on the steam train from paignton to Dartmouth then crossing the river dart on the ferry.

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to Totnes (£4 all day in the car park) and caught the boat to Dartmouth. You must check the boat times before setting off (we did) as no boats can get to Totnes at low tide (and probably for some time before and...More

Thank Desksitter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very attractive journey behind an old GWR King class loco. If you get the chance pay the small premium to ride in the observation car on the journey to Kingswear, some beautiful views. Sadly on the return journey to Paignton you are right behind...More

1  Thank BigMalcBedsU_K_
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the roound robin trip.it was a good day the train was good bus ok the boat trip was really good the boat people was very helpful.

1  Thank Alison S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caught the train from Paignton, did the ferry to Dartmouth, river cruise then bus home. We chose a day where the rain did not stop! but it was great. The time in Dartmouth was a little boring but if the weather had been better i...More

Thank premier-spy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the steam train to Kingsware, the ferry over to Dartmouth and then had a river cruise. Well worth it. Very knowledgeable staff and the guide's commentary was so funny.

Thank Wiva N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to get the last boat of the day and season. We had to catch a bus back and had to wait just over an hour for the boat to come in but it was all well worth it. Lovely cruise down the...More

Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steam train from Paignton, then ferry to Dartmouth, ferry to Totnes, short stop the bus back to Paignton. Very well organised, all staff helpful and informative. Great day out.

Thank Sue H
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3 October 2018|
Response from lesley h | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it’s 24th March to 3rd November
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Response from June D | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest ringing the office of round robin steam train company(number on Internet) to ask if they have anything special happening in the run up to Christmas. We paid £23 each as senior citizens and that was for us... More