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Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat
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“open top bus”(18 reviews)
“round robin”(30 reviews)
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Queens Park Station Torbay Road, Dartmouth TQ4 6AF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just travelled on the new Train of Light service. Amm-A-Zing!!! (Apologies Craig) What a delight and quite frankly way beyond what we expected and hoped for. Magical experience all the way and we cannot stop talking about it. Worth every penny. Credit to the Railway...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lucknowboy
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We opted to take the steam railway and river boat trip starting from Paignton to Dartmouth. We also paid the supplement fee to sit in the rear carriage which has wider windows for better views of your journey. The train journey is only 30 minutes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Had such an enjoyable day on this beautiful bright sunny yet very chilly Monday! From purchasing our ticket at the Paignton steam railway office through to departing a few hours later it was a blast! All the staff were helpful professional and the commentary onboard...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Midhurst_Props
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We arrived too late to do the train and river so settled for the river only. So far as boat tours go this is very good. Commentary is very informative and there is plenty of photo ops along the way. Snack bar is quite good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AussiePD
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Only did the river cruise, but thoroughly enjoyed it going from Dartmouth to Totnes. The return however was just the same commentary so not quite as good. Probably designed really for just one way trips combined with steam railway. Boats are big, with plenty of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dagdabear
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A definite must to visit this experience if you ever go and visit Dartmouth Kingswear! Including passenger Ferry crossing, and for £2.50 extra the Glass wagon well worth it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShirleyJane77
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Great day out on the steam train 35 return for two people including foot passenger on ferry across to Dartmouth

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emilynscott
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ray D
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sharonlB4417NS
Reviewed 2 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christinegN7438SP
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Cosmopolitan813117
2 October 2018|
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Response from lesleyh666 | 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
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