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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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Dartmouth Steam Railway (starting in Paignton)
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Opening Dates and Times

2021 Opening (13 Apr 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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

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 mid April to November (plus our winter steam train service run in November and December on selected dates). The stunning Train of Lights and famous Santa Express services also run on selected dates in December.

The Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton runs for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Goodrington Sands, Churston and 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.

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company are named the winner in the 2021 Heritage Railway Association award for the Outstanding Visitor Attraction.

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:

    • JBBucks
      Bucks
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Fabulous day out
      5 of 5 stars
      15th May 2022
      We had the best day. Fabulous value for money for £30 each. Loved the steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth. Really enjoyed walking around Dartmouth Excellent river cruise And then the steam train... Read full review
    • grango25
      Lincoln, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Brilliant day out
      5 of 5 stars
      18th May 2022
      Absolutely superb and well organised. Steam train very good. River cruise was best day of holiday. Staff brilliant. Commentary was excellent. He deserves an award as made the journey even more... Read full review
    • Kathryn R
      Totnes, United Kingdom
      Return boat trip from Totnes to Dartmouth
      5 of 5 stars
      20th May 2022
      Love this boat trip. We are local and there really is nothing better to do on a sunny day. When the tide is right, we get the boat to Dartmouth, & enjoy a lovely lunch in one of their great... 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 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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    Dartmouth Steam Railway (starting in Paignton)

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    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. 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.

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