Dartmouth Steam Railway

Steam Railway

Torbay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6AF

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The Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton runs for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear. The scenery is superb, with seascapes right across Lyme Bay to Portland Bill on clear days. Approaching Kingswear is the beautiful River Dart, with its fascinating craft, and on the far side, the olde worlde town of Dartmouth and the famous Britannia Royal Naval College, Butterwalk, Bayard’s Cove and Dartmouth Castle.

As well as taking the steam train between Paignton and Kingwear, the following days out are available :

The Sea Train
This journey involves a boat trip across Torbay and around Berry Head to Dartmouth, allowing for some time ashore in Dartmouth. The journey continues with a short ferry crossing to Kingswear and then a 30 minute steam train to Paignton, followed by the Stagecoach no. 12 back to Torquay or Brixham.

Round Robin Torquay
Round Robin Torquay is your combined ticket, entitling you to make a circular journey firstly by bus to Paignton, a steam train to Kingswear, by ferry to Dartmouth, then a river cruise to Totnes and return by bus to Torquay. This journey is timed in relation to the tide of the river, and thus on certain days the journey is better suited in reverse.

Steam & Cruise
This is a perfect day out for all the family. Firstly travel by bus to Paignton and board the steam train to Kingswear. This is followed by a short crossing to Dartmouth. Once in Dartmouth board a boat for a circular river cruise (approx 1 hour). Return via steam train from Kingswear and a bus back to Torquay.

Details of prices and times of the above trips can be obtained via the Dartmouth Steam Rail River Company Website

Dogs: Accepted on a lead on all trips, £1 charge per dog.

Guide Prices

For more detailed prices on Train, Ferry and Boat combination tickets please visit the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway website.

Opening Times

Opening 2019 (16 Feb 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00*
Christmas 2019 (12 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019)
DayTimes

* Please visit the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway website for Train Timetables.
Dogs: Accepted on a lead on all trips, £2 charge per dog

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

19th Feb 2019 - 19th Feb 2019

Music and MagicA chartered trip with the Dartmouth Steam Railway in support of Rowcroft. The trip begins at Paignton Station departing at 6.30pm. One Accord, Missin' Tackle, The SeaGals and Darlington Morris Men will all join Magician Lez the Fez and be performing on the train. A 'who done it' murder mystery will...
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Recent Reviews:

  • sdove2016
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Train of Lights
    5 of 5 stars
    14th Jan 2019
    We have used this train several times when we have visitors to stay. It is a great trip, although a bit expensive for a family. In December 2018 we went on the Train of lights which was a great... Read full review
  • Steve W
    Paignton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Grand day out!
    5 of 5 stars
    15th Jan 2019
    Our children and grandchildren visited over the Christmas we were looking for something to while away the day and decided to go on the Dartmouth Steam Railway. Although we have done this a few times... Read full review
  • SiobhanF157
    Paignton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Amazing day out
    5 of 5 stars
    18th Jan 2019
    Wonderful railways with lots of trips around Devon .beautiful scenic routes of country side and beautiful sea 🌊.the round robin trip is worth every penny.a must try for a lovely day out . Read full review

Directions

Road Directions

Paignton There is no car parking at the steam railway station. Local authority car parking and the car park at the mainline railway station are within 200 yards, all at level access from the town centre. Goodrington Local authority car park close to the station - no wheelchair access to trains because of steps to station platform. Churston Limited free parking adjoining the station, level access. Kingswear Limited parking nearby.

Public Transport Directions

By rail - to Paignton mainline station.  By bus - good network of services to Paignton bus station (next to mainline and Queen's Park stations).

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Coffee bar at Paignton station, serving snacks; buffet at Kingswear station serving snacks and light lunches.

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Max group size - 300
  • Min group size - 20
  • No Smoking Attraction

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None

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