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South Devon Railway

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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...more
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The Railway The Station Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0DZ, England
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All reviews rare breeds farm rolling stock branch line buffet car return trip model shop buckfastleigh station alongside the river beautiful scenery ticket office small museum lovely train ride thomas the tank engine step back in time lovely trip dart valley steam engine
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes and back the return trip takes 30 minutes each way and 15 minutes turn around at Totnes. Really stunning scenery down the Dart Valley. One tip if you put your head out of the windows to take...More

Thank mikel5706
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great trip reliving my childhood steam trains are fantastic nostalgic with beautiful scenery on route fantastic day out

Thank spookysue
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a lovely little heritage line easy to access on mainline trains to Totnes and a short walk to get there very well sign posted from mainline station. You can pay extra to go the sites either end but we didn't as had a stroll...More

Thank tracey2248
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the 1920/30's steam train from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and came back on the 1960s diesel Combined return ticket made it easy to choose timings. Cafe and museum at Buckfastleigh was very interesting and also had lots of activities for childrern and school groups. Very...More

Thank Casey13London
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this great review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely return steam train ride from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. Some carriages are nicer than others, so worth choosing rather than just jumping on the closest one. We sat on one side going one way and the other coming back. We decided the west side had...More

Thank mandy r
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this great review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

All very nice, nice views, good service and a nice trip. Great views of the coast and countryside. All I would say you need to take Amex... Will come again in the future if in area

Thank MrJ20132013
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this great review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Returned 2 This Lovely Little Railway With My Friend Richard On Saturday 22nd September Unfortunately The Weather Was Dreadful Heavy Rain Thoroughly Enjoyed The Trip Again

Thank MikeBakes
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this great review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As usual I took the mainline train to Totnes then the short walk over the river to the SDR Totnes Riverside station. There was time to look around the station and items of restored rolling stock, and purchase some old magazines. The trip along the...More

Thank k r
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for a fantastic review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out for all the family. All the volunteers are very knowledgeable and friendly. Nice touch that you can use your ticket for as many journeys as you like on the same day. We spent a couple of hours on the trains!!

Thank Catherine M
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful taste of what rural rail travel used to be. Rattly trains, not always on time, friendly staff, quaint old stations and some beautiful scenery alongside the River Dart. A real step back in time, a working museum,take your children and give them a...More

Thank BigMalcBedsU_K_
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review.

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timchoi y
21 August 2018|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at an air B&B and drove down the last 5 miles to the station. Look at the website for the different colour codes as they run diesel and steam trains on different days. If you get a day ticket you can ride up and... More
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Stephen D
21 July 2018|
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Response from AshleyH4056 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a quarter for a round trip.
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peterisa_email
17 May 2017|
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Response from Johnk8920 | Reviewed this property |
Standard Fares for travel all day on normal timetabled days. Check website for when special fares apply Adult £15 Senior Citizen £14 Child £9 Family 2Adults +2Children £43 Other fares available See Fare tables at Booking... More
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