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South Devon Railway

The Railway The Station Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
+44 1364 644370
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Fabulous

Visited with my partner and 9 month old and we had a fantastic day. We missed the first train of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jean-Marie D
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London, United Kingdom
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A journey back in time.

I decided to have a change of transport and took a trip back in time to my youth on this magical... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob L
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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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The South Devon Railway is one of the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the region. The former GWR branch line runs along the stunning valley of the Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes on a 14 mile round trip. The steam trains offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and people of all ages. The railway also has a fascinating museum, gardens, riverside walk, locomotive restoration workshops, a gift and model railway shop, refreshment rooms and more. Free car parking at Buckfastleigh, just off the A38, midway between Exeter and Plymouth; Totnes is a 500 yard walk from the main line station.
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The Railway The Station Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with my partner and 9 month old and we had a fantastic day. We missed the first train of the day but for the price of our tickets (£15 each) we were able to ride the remaining trips as many times as we like....More

Thank Jean-Marie D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I decided to have a change of transport and took a trip back in time to my youth on this magical track from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. Excellent parking facilities along with lots to see and do. Children and disabled friendly too,

Thank Bob L
Southdevonrly, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for this brilliant review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the South Devon Railway. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an enjoyable day here. The only problem for us was that we didn't reach our destination (Totnes) as large trees had fallen onto the line ! Just our luck. We were towed all the way back to Buckfastleigh. On a "normal" day there...More

Thank 861caroline
Southdevonrly, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. unfortunately on the day you visited we had some strong winds that did bring a tree down on the line and we can only apologise for the inconvenience. We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having reached the biblical three score years and ten my family arranged for me to have a days 'Driving a Train' experience on the Dart Valley Railway. As part of the deal they, the family, could come too. I arrived at Buckfastleigh Station for 8:45...More

Thank Old-kid-on-the-block
Southdevonrly, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for this lovely review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your drive a train experience day on our railway, I will make sure your lovely comments are passed on to your crew that you were with on the day and to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can't recommend this highly enough. Great cafe, great journey, great staff. Couldn't have asked for more

Thank lasajp
Southdevonrly, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for this fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took two of our grandchildren and a good time was had by all. I was particularly impressed by the friendliness and knowledge demonstrated by your staff. Our grandson is passionate about diesels and when he asked questions they were answered with patience and humour. They...More

Thank Richard C
Southdevonrly, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank yoy for a great review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

wet and in need of a fill in for the afternoon . jumped on the stem train to buckfastleigh from totnes. beware the distance from the main station to the steam train platform - allow time as it is a few hundred yards. helpful staff...More

Thank NorthwichSteve
Southdevonrly, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a nice review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us despite the weather. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and hopefully the weather will be better next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come every year for the Santa train highly recommended, having dedicated seat is brilliant with kids as you know you will get a seat

Thank Richard H
Southdevonrly, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review, our Santa by Steam tickets will be on sale shortly and we hope to welcome you back again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent day out.. Easy parking, Dog friendly and welcoming staff. Return journey from Buckbreakleigh to Totnes made our day perfect with the witty and charming buffet steward.

Thank PhilmStill
Southdevonrly, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review. I will make sure your comments are passed on to our staff and volunteers. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent return trip to & from Buckfastleigh. Very helpful to disabled passengers, could not do enough to help get scooter on board. Good buffet car.

Thank jttou
Southdevonrly, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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peterisa_email
how much does it cost
17 May 2017|
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Response from Sonia B | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid £13 something but don't remember the exact amount as we were with friends who paid they have the prices and times on their web site though
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Dawn S
Is it open all year round kind regards dave.
9 February 2017|
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Response from WendyDevon2014 | Reviewed this property |
No not all year round Website would have detailed opening times
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munchkin906
What is the play area like? My grandaughter judges places by how much she enjoys the equipment available!
14 August 2016|
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Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about play area but there is the butterfly and otter centre next to the Buckfastleigh Station or the rare breeds centre next to Totnes Station. Children and adults alike will be delighted by either of these.
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