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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic, the effort that has been put to make it Christmasy was amazing. We went as a family and all really enjoyed it. The station looked beautiful and with the fire roaring in the ticket office and the Christmas trees it was very atmospheric. Highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trcmclg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This went on the dart rivercruise ,fantastic day out for everyone ,we headed for totnes for easer parking ,caught the boat for the river dart cruise down to Dartmouth/kings wear ,absolutely lovely picturesque place .ferry from Dartmouth across to kingswear 5/10mins approx then the steam...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken P
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

An average experiance. Glad it was half price special weekend. I wouldve left very disappointed if i had paid full price. Staff seemed very friendly

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brynandwispa
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

A period extremely well restored railway with a small museum at Buckfastleigh. Lovely smooth rides. Inexpensive refreshments on the trains. Simple well presented food in the spacious café at the end of the line. ALL the staff were delightful and informative once one signified an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CB-from-Wales
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 31 October 2018

A lovely place to visit. Take a train ride to nostalgia.Go back in time to the good old days of steam.After your trip enjoy a lovely meal in the restaurant, and then browse in the gift shop. Great day out

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank postmanpat88
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for a great review

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Quaint, well-preserved rail trip from Totnes to Buckfastleigh, running alongside the river Dart. Park in the main station car park, at the far end, then a ten minute walk over a bridge to the old line. Sit of the left hand side of the carriage,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BruceMac19
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for this great review.

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Another very pleasant journey along the Dart Valley, just as in earlier reviews. The only new impression formed was how pricey the singles are: on previous trips we have had the all-day tickets which are good value at £15. This time we only had a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Great day out for 2 plus 2 oldies. Even better half price weekend for end of season. This made is a bit busier I think but did 2 trips on the trains so great value. Had dinner in the cafe at Buckfastleigh but they were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for a fantastic review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day with us.

Reviewed 27 October 2018

We took advantage of the kids travel for a pound option during half term. The station at Buckfastliegh was lovely and made a lovely venue for a pre-ride picnic. The journey was nice and the carriage we sat in was lovely. The facilities were well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris S
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for this brilliant review!

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable steam train trip. Buckfastleigh station was immaculate with a very good museum and the staff obviously really love being involved. It made for a very engaging experience. You feel your fare is really going to good use.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen B
AmberleyC3, Front Office Manager at South Devon Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

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

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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 GaryGuard | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a quarter for a round trip.
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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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