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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
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Owned and operated by an educational charity, Woody Bay is an original Lynton & Barnstaple Railway station, opened in 1898, and closed along with the rest of the line in 1935. What you see today, with one mile of track, is just the beginning of an...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Woody Bay Station, Parracombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4RA, England
+44 1598 763487
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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Being a train enthusiast I could not resist going on the Lynton and Barnstaple railway it's a very short journey but well worth it the views of Exmoor national park are breathtaking as you journey to the end of the line. A little expensive maybe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I took my 2 year old grandson here for the afternoon in October. As many little boys do, he loves all things 'train' and his eyes lit up as we walked towards the station and saw the steam train waiting in the siding to come...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank randbn
Reviewed 30 October 2018

happened to come across this lovely little steam railway and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a beautifully sunny day, but being 1000' up and late October, the air was chilly, so I treated myself to the Veg Soup. The ladies were so cheerful and even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucy J
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We have been meaning to ride on this line for quite some time and finally made it on a gloriously sunny October day. Only a mile of track is open so far so a shortish journey through the lovely countryside but well worthwhile. The aim...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank demoncodger
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is a very friendly place to visit. The railway is set in beautiful country side a massive effort has been made to bring this back to live. A must visit not just for railway buffs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We were very lucky to be in Devon for there Gala day when they has Lyn and Lid engines that were visiting.As it was their gala day they operated a free park and ride service that was very efficient with a commentary on the way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We (my husband, small dog and I) visited Woody Bay Station on 10th October, a beautiful sunny Autumn day. I can not praise this attraction highly enough. A delightful experience for us all. We had spoken to one of the staff, Alec, about our concern...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Resort823437
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Excellent cafe, interesting rolling stock and infrastructure. Friendly staff. Very positive attitude to news that line has planning permission to extend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StanC382
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This rather short narrow gauge line railway (currently about 1 mile) has the promise of being a very attractive crowd puller in future years as the line is extended bit by bit until the whole of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway is fully resurrected. ....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jelofts
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Only a mile long but this railway has great ambitions of restoring the whole of the line from Lynton to Barnstaple one day. We arrived almost as the train was setting off and the friendly official ushered us aboard, saying we could pay after the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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28 June 2016|
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Response from Woody_Bay_Station | Property representative |
RETURN FARES Adult- £7.50 Child (aged 5 -14) - £3.00* Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £18 Senior Citizens (Over 65) - £6.00 1st Class Upgrade £3.00 Return (per person) Single fares are al;so available... More
17 January 2016|
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Response from Woody_Bay_Station | Property representative |
Yes, we do welcome dogs to visit Woody Bay Station, and to travel on our trains. Please see our web page, "Dogs Travel Free", or follow the "Visitors" tab from our home page.