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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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2 Log fires! Brilliant

Booked our tickets for a steam train and ferry combination last weekend. The station was so cosy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
Good Day Out

Beautiful old steam train. Take the train to Kingswear and cross on the Ferry to Dartmouth. Have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathryn R
Brisbane, Australia
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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 1 week ago

Booked our tickets for a steam train and ferry combination last weekend. The station was so cosy and welcoming that we decided to have a cup of tea sat by the lovely wood burner in the café. this was such a treat on a chilly...More

Thank hails32
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old steam train. Take the train to Kingswear and cross on the Ferry to Dartmouth. Have lunch at a Pub, Cafe, buy a Pastie and have it in the park. Wander round the shops before boarding the Ferry back to Kingswear and the Train...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on this while on a Turkey and Tinsel Break absolutely loved it from the steam train to the ferry then the trip on the river. well worth the money a must for steam enthusiasts loved looking at the boats in the harbour Would definitely...More

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this with steam train mad grandson. Bit of a shame that you can not see engine as you go along but he enjoyed it. Staff are not that communicative particularly ones on foot plate who studiously ignored everyone Still good way to get to...More

Thank eigbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Things were great at the stations but once you’re on the train it’s all a bit of an anticlimax. Mainly because you can’t see the train because you’re on it. You’re simply sat in an old fashioned carriage with dated decor. The ferry was fun....More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable blast from the past! The glass carriage has to be experienced, loved the traditional seating and ambience on board. A must do activity in south Devon with a family or friends.

Thank Ziggy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the steam railway to go to and from Greenway, Agatha Christie's house near Dartmouth. We chose to get on at Goodrington - easy parking (though a little expensive) - but you can go from Paignton or Dartmouth as well. The steam train was...More

Thank jackrobson97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really enjoyed the journey from Paignton to Dartmouth, we never opted for the boat trip cause of the weather, but would also be worth doing all three in the day you pass through some lovely countryside. Would be well worth it for all ages and...More

Thank clark65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous train ride followed by a boat trip up the river dart to Totnes then an open top bus back to Paignton. A day to remember.

Thank keithrevans40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Greenway House but how did we get there? By using the Dartmouth Steam railway. Went to Paignton railway station and purchased our tickets. We were greeted by friendly smartly dressed staff eager to help with any queries. Decided to take the steam train to...More

Thank Janis O
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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