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

12th July 2019 - 14th July 2019

Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company - KingsBeer Festival, DevonDartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company - KingsBeer FestivalThe (6th annual) KingsBeer Festival will once again be on the embankment at Kingswear and enjoys uninterrupted, panoramic views of the River Dart. We doubt there is a beer festival in the country with more beautiful views while you sample fantastic beers sourced from across the UK. We will be...
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Recent Reviews:

  • craigskennedy
    Watford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    A lovely day out.
    5 of 5 stars
    22nd Apr 2019
    Go back in time and take the beautiful steam train to Dartmouth for stunning views and a wonderful day out. Once you arrive at Dartmouth take a stroll through all the wonderful back streets, eating... Read full review
  • 880barrya
    Solihull, United Kingdom
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    Couples
    Fun day trip in the sun
    5 of 5 stars
    23rd Apr 2019
    Very enjoyable day out... my wife and I booked the combines steam train, ferry and harbour cruise ticket. We started in Paignton to Kingswear which was about 30mins... then straight into the ferry... Read full review
  • erodwell
    Kent, United Kingdom
    this is without doubt some of the best views you will see,
    5 of 5 stars
    23rd Apr 2019
    great views on the train into Dartmouth then ferry over to Dartmouth town nice for a walk around loads of places to eat, the riverboat ride is really nice and relaxing even better when the sun is... 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
  • No Smoking Attraction

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 20
  • 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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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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