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Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

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Address: Queens Park Station Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AF, England
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The award winning Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat...

The award winning Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company!...Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley and to the village of Kingswear which sits proudly opposite the Port of Dartmouth. Dartmouth River Boats operate on the stunning river Dart offering daily services to the historic town of Totnes and to the picturesque village of Dittisham. Harbour Cruises operate daily from Dartmouth. There are also wonderful adventures by sea from Torquay, Brixham & Salcombe to enjoy. We are unique in offering combined steam railway, bus and boat excursions for days out in Devon. The Round Robin is an award-winning full day out - a steam train journey, ferry crossing, river cruise and bus ride - a great full day out!In addition, we operate the last remaining coal fired paddle steamer in the UK - the beautiful 'Kingswear Castle'.Plus lots of other fantastic excursions and combinations!

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Lovely day out

Good trip for family with young children, the carriages have space at the end for push chairs and there is plenty of space in the seats. The scenery changes alot so lots to look... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good trip for family with young children, the carriages have space at the end for push chairs and there is plenty of space in the seats. The scenery changes alot so lots to look at and the tunnel can be very exciting! The ferry ride across to Dartmouth adds another element and the staff are very family friendly.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great to travle along the coast to Kingswear and get the River Ferry to Dartmouth. Adults and Kids really enjoyed it. Dartmouth has lots of good tea shops and posh shops.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to see the area, with a touch of olde world nostalgia. Children and adults alike will enjoy this steam train (and it doesn't matter what the weather is doing). Thoroughly enjoyed myself

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the steam train & cruise trip & thoroughly enjoyed it. We started from Paignton by steam train to Kingswear, the train part of the journey lasted about 30 minutes and follows the coast, then the river. This was fllowed by a short trip by ferry across the river to join the boat for the river cruise up the... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughters and two grandchildren along with myself had a great day out on the steam train, then the ferry to Dartmouth, the kids loved it, but I think we loved it more, nostalgia is a great thing. Well worth doing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With the price included for the Dartmouth ferry this is great value for money and a fantastic day out. Be aware that if you take your dog you will have to buy him a ticket as well

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on a lot of steam train journeys over the years, but this is one of the best. It is not a five minute wonder If you plan your day well it can take up the whole day. Catching the train and spending time in Dartmouth shopping eating drinking etc etc. All in all good value for money... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A great day out and a great way to see the South Devon Coast and river Dart Estuary. The trip has the added attraction of a Paddle Steamer on the River and the culinary delights in Dartmouth.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

No matter the weather it's great to go on these and travel over to Dartmouth. Especially beautiful if a sunny clear day and always busy

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had a lovely time aboard the Santa Express. Felt festive from the off, the staff/performers were great and the atmosphere magical, the grandchildren loved it. Gifts for the children and refreshments too all made it a great morning. We're looking forward to the round robin in the summer!

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