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Seaton Tramway

Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
+44 1297 20375
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Windy but worth it

We had visited a few years ago so didn't bother to check the website, so we were a little puzzled... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Badger4948
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Abergavenny
Delightful trip into the past

Very enjoyable and unusual experience. We always try and visit this at least once a year and it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
redknight2016
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.The coastal resort of Seaton is now a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst the historic town of Colyton is described as "Devon's Most Rebellious Town" for its part in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.The company originated at the Lancaster Electrical Company of Barnet, which manufactured battery electric vehicles. In 1949 its owner, Claude Lane, indulged his hobby by building a miniature 15” gauge tram, which he ran at garden fetes. This portable system enjoyed temporary homes at St Leonard’s and Rhyl before evolving onto the 2’ gauge Eastbourne Tramway.Many of the present trams were built at Eastbourne, but by the mid 1960’s the tramway’s success was outgrowing the mile line. Claude therefore began to look for alternative locations. In late 1969, Claude purchased the Seaton to Colyton section after the branchline had been closed by Dr Beeching in 1966 and, after a mammoth relocation from Eastbourne, the first section was opened in 1980. Since then the tramway has developed into one of Devon’s best loved attractions.New trams have been added to the fleet and the buildings have been much improved in order to meet the needs of the thousands of enthusiastic people who visit each year.
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“top deck” (109 reviews)
“colyton station” (87 reviews)
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Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
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+44 1297 20375
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had visited a few years ago so didn't bother to check the website, so we were a little puzzled when we arrived to find the old station had gone. There is now a shuttle bus service to the new temporary start point, and the...More

Thank Badger4948
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very enjoyable and unusual experience. We always try and visit this at least once a year and it never disappoints. Having tea on the station platform at Colyton is a delightful experience. Toilets very clean. Drivers are always knowledgeable and try hard to make sure...More

Thank redknight2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a lovely afternoon going up and down on the tram. Has a great café at the colyton end, many different teams to travel on.

Thank Lainey J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great trip taking in the views and wile life idea for children and grown ups alike. Both stations at each end are very pretty and have a cafe for snacks and drinks

Thank Jose W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main challenge we had was finding where the trams ran from in Seaton as the old tram station near Tesco has been knocked down to make way for a new one. Fortunately there was a tramway representative located near the old station who explained...More

Thank Gary G
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your recomebdation, we are glad you enjoyed your time spent with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a very entertaining afternoon travelling from Seaton to Coryton along the edge of a nature reserve. Very informative and enthusiastic tram drivers.

Thank Lynne G
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Seaton Tramway.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the tramway to pass a few hours and really enjoyed it. Because the station is being rebuilt took a very short shuttle bus to the depot from the station. This gave us the added bonus of a short tour of the depot and informative...More

Thank sueb55
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your recent visit to Seaton Tramway.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us visited the tramway whilst on holidays in Seaton. Great value at £10 return. At the moment the tramway is in the process of building a new station at Seaton so it may be worth your while starting your journey at the other...More

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Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What an interesting article, thank you for taking the time to write.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tramway offers a unique way to travel along the Ax estuary, every trip is different, depending on weather, tide and season, always something else to see, from bird life to the natural history of the area - well worth a visit.

1  Thank Stewart L
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been riding on this tram all of my life and still love it so much. Recently I have been taking my little ones who adores riding up top when the weather is good. We often get off at the stops and explore

Thank Lee S
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's lovely to hear from such a regular visitor and we are delighted you are introducing us to the next generation.

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campingmum99
22 August 2017|
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Response from Seaton T | Property representative |
Prams and Pushchairs are allowed on board our trams. If they can collapse they can be kept downstairs during travel. If they are required to stay up, they can board our accessible trams which usually run at least once an... More
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Dave C
13 March 2017|
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Response from Fabiano V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, copy this link on Google - Timetable & Events | Seaton Tramway, Devon and look on yellow timetable for this month Good Luck Fab.
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chris g
31 August 2016|
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Response from BarryPalmer | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering, the trams are 3/4 size and made especially for the narrow gauge; therefore are a little narrower than normal trams. All the seats are hard seated and access to the upstairs is a little... More
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