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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:

    • smartprague
      Leicestershire
      Train of lights
      5 of 5 stars
      30/12/2023
      Overall this was a fantastic experience that was thoroughly enjoyable, however could be improved. The journey to Kingswear was brilliant, the journey back felt rushed. I understand the need to keep... Read full review
    • dawn50025
      Lambourn, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Best Christmas train trip ever
      5 of 5 stars
      01/02/2024
      There are some trips I wish I could give you more than just 5 stars and this is one of them ! Simply the best Christmas train experience I have ever had ! I’m pushing 50 and a mum of 4 with train... Read full review
    • Tracy R
      Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A must do 😁
      5 of 5 stars
      22/02/2024
      Absolutely lovely trip along the English Rivera. We did Paignton to Dartmouth and absolutely enjoyed it. Dartmouth is a lovely little place and worth a visit. Didn't do the river cruise this time... Read full review

    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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    Dartmouth Steam Railway (starting in Paignton)

    Map & 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.

    Kingswear: Limited (paid for) parking nearby.

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