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Volunteers working hard to bring this station back to life - well worth a visit

Shillngstone is a work in progress. It's an old station on the former North Dorset line that's... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Martin J
Shillingstone Railway

Just spent a lovely day at this Railway. Please do go along and visit you won't be disappointed... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
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Station Road, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0SA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On entering the car park is only small , walking to the old station it has been restored with tea room etc .But the site needs a large injection of cash to bring it back to its former glory , local people were working hard...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We frequently stop here whilst walking the trail way. The volunteers are working hard to get the station and it’s collection of rolling stock as sympathetically restored as they can. There are lovely flower beds and views across towards Child Okeford and the ridges of...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Shillngstone is a work in progress. It's an old station on the former North Dorset line that's being pieced back together with some dedicated volunteers. They're rebuilding trains, tracks, platforms, buildings and a lot more. This is all done with donations and voluntary effort. So,...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Just spent a lovely day at this Railway. Please do go along and visit you won't be disappointed. You wouldn't believe what they have achieved getting the Railway back working. There is a cafe/lovely platform gardens plus it's in the most beautiful area of Dorset....More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

It's small, sweet and welcoming. The people make this place so special - they'll answer any questions and help as much as they can.

Thank 2014SK1975
Reviewed 16 June 2018

l travelled the line from Poole to Blandford before it close, never got this far. So brought the family down for a bit of my history, for me it was nostalgia all the way, great, when they started yawning I new it was time to...More

Thank Terence A
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Lovely walk from Child Okeford along the tramway to the railway project. The volunteers are doing a terrific job and great to be able to stop and a have a drink in the station cafe and sit on board one of the carriages.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Lovely to take the grandchildren to see a real life train with carriages to explore and engines to see. Nice it’s not an expensive ‘attraction ‘ but low key and homely. My grandson enjoyed having his snack in the railway carriage playing eye spy! The...More

Thank 150maud
Reviewed 20 December 2017

You get the sense that there is still work to do, but the railway is well on its way to being a great attraction! It's well situated, on the trailway from Blandford to Stur, and the gardens are beautifully maintained. There's a quaint tearoom with...More

Thank ccross2017
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Cycling the Trailway on Sunday I stopped at the Shillingstone Railway Station for a coffee and some cake in the railway carriage, which was decorated for Halloween. Walking around later saw that a Guards Van, ready for restoration, has been added to the rolling stock.

Thank David C
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