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Dartmouth Steam Railway (starting in Paignton)

Type:Steam Railway

Queen's Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6AF

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Opening Dates and Times

2024 Opening (10 Feb 2024 - 2 Nov 2024)

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

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Guide Prices

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

About

A warm welcome awaits you at Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boats. We provide steam train travel, river and sea cruises across the English Riviera and along the beautiful river Dart in South Devon. We are open from 16th February to 2nd November 2023. The stunning Train of Lights and Train of Lights+Santa services also run on selected dates in November and December.

The Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton runs for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast, through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary and on to Kingswear. The scenery is superb, with seascapes right across Lyme Bay to Portland Bill on clear days. Approaching Kingswear along 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.

Dogs: Accepted on a lead on all trips, £2 charge per dog.

Awards

  • Devon TourismVisit Devon Awards - Silver Visit Devon Awards - Silver 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • Devon TourismVisit Devon Tourism awards – Unsung Hero Visit Devon Tourism awards – Unsung Hero 2020

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Snoopy17
      Devon
      Poor communicator at booking office.
      4 of 5 stars
      30/05/2024
      As a local family, we have enjoyed the Dart Valley Railway from the very beginning. Our experience has always been fabulous. We had a brilliant return trip to Paignton from Kingswear. However. Lady... Read full review
    • Andrew R
      Church Crookham, United Kingdom
      Totnes to Dartmouth
      4 of 5 stars
      04/06/2024
      Totnes to Dartmouth cruise.....well worth the trip - the commentary was very good and entertaining.....we got the bus back for £2 as a return trip just seeing the same things was not what we wanted... Read full review
    • G_O_C479
      Swansea, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Lovely day out
      4 of 5 stars
      10/06/2024
      My wife and I took our 2 daughters age 4 and 18months on a day trip comprising a steam train ride from Paignton to Kingswear and return including the return ferry from kingswear to Dartmouth. An... Read full review

    Related Events

    29/11/2024 - 30/12/2024

    Train of Lights reflecting in the water, Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Railway, Paignton, DevonTrain of LightsThe Christmas Train of Lights is now the must-see event in the South West festive calendar and of course the 2023 show will capture the magic of our previous shows - and then some!! ​The festive illuminated journey starts at Queen's Park Station, Paignton, where a steam train with vintage…
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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Dogs-Accepted

    Facilities

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None

    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 light snacks.

    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

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None

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    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.

    Kingswear: Limited (paid for) parking nearby.

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