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Seaton Tramway

Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
+44 1297 20375
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Nice way to while away an hour or two

Visited whilst here on hols, lovely tram ride through the countryside and a selection of trams... read more

Reviewed yesterday
audittraveler
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Fairy Tram Experience

This is the second year we have been on the fairy tram experience and it’s brilliant! Fun excursion... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Esther A
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Exeter, 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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Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited whilst here on hols, lovely tram ride through the countryside and a selection of trams running so you can hop on and off as much as you like. Suggest you arrive earlier in the day in case you decide to try several of the...More

Thank audittraveler
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the second year we have been on the fairy tram experience and it’s brilliant! Fun excursion out for little people, fab staff, lively entertainment and activities. My kids especially loved the face painting, crafts and the funny ‘Prince Tuck’. Nice little tram ride,...More

Thank Esther A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice day out with a 25 minute tram ride through the wetlands an the opportunity to get off and explore Colyton or Seaton and then return. Parking at Colyton Station is free whilst at the Seaton end is isa pay car park. Also if...More

Thank PaulGsy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I will echo what everyone else says about the tramway, its really a very nice return journey through beautiful countryside. One good thing I will add, there are lots of trams running so you don't have to wait for another one if you've just missed...More

Thank ChristabelSouthWales
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved it when I was younger and I made sure dragged my girlfriend to it. It was not a disappointment. The drivers were friendly and funny. They made the picturesque ride even more enjoyable.

Thank Chris_skinner12
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Reviewed 4 days ago

No better way to relive ones childhood memories of holidays by the sea. A must for anyone young or old. On our trip we were joined by the Fairies (Children’s Dressing Up) A nice way to spend time away from the seafront crowds.

Thank OldseadogOxford_UK
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We love visiting the tramway and it was great to see the Seaton station was now finished enabling us to catch the tram in the dry as it was a particularly rainy day. The staff and volunteers are quite rightly proud of this addition and...More

Thank PossetGirl1974
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely rides through out to and From Colyton, if on the top deck recommend remove hats and if have long hair tie it up. The Seaton entrance has been modernized, very kind friendly staff which made such a postive difference to our additional needs kids.

Thank Purplemash
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although Seaton itself is quite run down,the tramway is beautiful. You can go up and down as many times as you like on different trams. You can stop and get off. Also a really lovely restaurant at the other end which serves some really tasty...More

Thank Lydia W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely little tramway which takes you from Seaton next to Tesco through the Axe Valley, past bird reserves and up to Colyford and Colyton at the end of the line. The trams were busy and we did have to wait 20 minutes...More

Thank LeeK78
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Mary P
4 July 2018|
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Response from Rose99001 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are £1 for one way. You can stop at certain points but check on the day. The journey takes around 25 minutes one way. Enjoy!
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Wendy G
24 June 2018|
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Response from Phill1450 | Reviewed this property |
Yes i you can get on and off all the way along.
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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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