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Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

Queens Park Station Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AF, England
+44 1803 555872
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Fantastic , best train line in U.K.

This Trainline is beautiful, the views are spectacular. You travel for 30mins on a steam train with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Claire R
Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great day out in steam train and river cruise

Yesterday we went on a day out starting at Paington on the steam train to Kingswear. Quick foot... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris P
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
via mobile
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The award winning Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company!...Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley and to the village of Kingswear which sits proudly opposite the Port of Dartmouth. Dartmouth River Boats operate on the stunning river Dart offering daily services to the historic town of Totnes and to the picturesque village of Dittisham. Harbour Cruises operate daily from Dartmouth. There are also wonderful adventures by sea from Torquay, Brixham & Salcombe to enjoy. We are unique in offering combined steam railway, bus and boat excursions for days out in Devon. The Round Robin is an award-winning full day out - a steam train journey, ferry crossing, river cruise and bus ride - a great full day out!In addition, we operate the last remaining coal fired paddle steamer in the UK - the beautiful 'Kingswear Castle'.Plus lots of other fantastic excursions and combinations!
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Queens Park Station Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AF, England
+44 1803 555872
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Trainline is beautiful, the views are spectacular. You travel for 30mins on a steam train with views all the way. Stunning and would definitely do the journey again. We did the Round Robin tour which includes a boat ride up the River Dart to...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yesterday we went on a day out starting at Paington on the steam train to Kingswear. Quick foot ferry to Dartmouth and then time to check a party in the park before getting onto the ferry for a cruise up and down the Dart. Then...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely time on the steam railway. It is literally like stepping back in time! Everyone we spoke to was very friendly and you can really see the passion in preserving this amazing piece of history. We went on the last train of...More

1  Thank CJFMAN
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff and beautiful stations ! We felt it was a little expensive but a great family experience !

Thank Luha151
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent steam train excursion evoking memories of childhood and a more elegant way of travelling. Also enjoyed little boat trip to Dartmouth.

Thank mooms4u
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We caught the boat from Brixham harbour and sailed around the coast line to Dartmouth. The weather was overcast with rain showers, so be prepared to take warm and waterproof clothing with you, if you want to sit on deck, or if you prefer, you...More

Thank Rogi2292
Reviewed 3 days ago

Last year only did 2 days primarily to visit Greenways, Agatha Christie's summer home by steam. A river cruise up the Dart, but this year planned to do every trip possible. The Jubilee ticket is great value and enjoyed all the trips. Listen to the...More

Thank marchiles
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I last travelled on this steam line about 25 years ago when I was a young lad, so as a train lover, I wanted to see what it was like now. A good well stocked shop, although perhaps not as many local items as I'd...More

1  Thank welshdragonsfd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent day out at Dartmouth via the steam train from churston, and ferry from Kingswear. Highly recommended

1  Thank Clare P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic trip into the past, enjoyed by us all! Quite something to hera the puff of the engine, the screecch of wheels on track and the smell of the smoke. You must take the trip. Absolutely the best!

1  Thank R S
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Dave R | Reviewed this property |
We didn't actually use the train, but it appears you don't have to go on a boat trip. However, it's best you get the ferry across to Dartmouth. It's an excellent place to visit. Hope that helps. Regards. Dave
Nigel B
30 April 2017|
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Response from Anne L | Reviewed this property |
The Round Robin was £25 per person for senior citizens and includes steam train Paignton to Kingswear, ferry boat Kingswear to Dartmouth, river trip Dartmouth to Totnes and bus Totnes back to Paignton. The number 100 bus... More
24 April 2017|
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Response from Nicky W | Reviewed this property |
It is best to make it an all day trip so you have enough time between train and boat to have a look around and have a meal so I would get the first train at 10.30 am