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Cornwall's Premier Steam Railway will appeal to all age groups.Join us for a leisurely 13 mile journey through scenic Cornish countryside evocative of a 1950's Branch line.
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Bodmin General Station Harleigh Road, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, England
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+44 1208 73555
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you love trains you will love thus old station and a range of stem trains.. Local pass available.. Agoid morning or aftetnoon.. Tea and snacks on board.. Tracks by breathtaking countryside and river.. Joins the main London to Pensanze line.. Difs and bikes allowed.....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank leons10423
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway a number of times now and each time it has been a good experience. LO enjoys all things trains and was thrilled to be able to stand in the cab of a steam locomotive in the station while...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LabradorStu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took our son daughter in law and their two children Lois age 3 and Ivy age three months. It was a fantastic experience with Father Christmas,elves and a raindeer. Lovely gifts for our grandchildren lots of laughter and of course mince pies and fruit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank papasmurf19502017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wondered ride on steam train while being served our lunch on board 1st class. Had a great time. Relax, chill. Lovely food and drinks brought to the table. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NikNak2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on this train in October, Views were hampered by trees so much of the scenary was trees close in but what we did see was fine, Ticket office, shop and cafe staff were very pleasant and happy. We took a very well behaved...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wtpsg121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always pay a visit to this station every time we're down this way which is at least twice a year. Very authentic, great café with good food and good price. Friendly staff and can sit and drink/eat outside or in the carriage parked on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son (who is a little older now) has always loved trains along with his grandad. Lovely train ride whilst we had lunch, was even allowed to take the dog who was given a ticket too! Nice little shop on station to buy souvenirs. Staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PerArdua96
Reviewed 7 November 2018

An authentic 1940's railway experience, run by some very active volunteers. It is a shame that the journey is so short.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank allanfoad
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is a difficult review to write as I like to be positive. We arrived at Bodmin station to find that of the two publicised steam trains, one locomotive had failed as had the backup diesel railcar. Oh well, these things happen when dealing with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Although, I believe, the attraction is run by volunteers the whole experience is lacking a big of sparkle. The windows needed cleaning and the rolling stock needs some paint and polish. For me there was little in the way of a "steam" experience. I would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LadyLinnside
13 September 2018|
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Response from Sophie H | Property representative |
Oh no, I'm sorry both of you. I actually try to respond to all reviews and take getting back to people's feedback seriously - you'll see that looking back over past comments both good and bad. There has definitely been a... More
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Julie W
4 August 2018|
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Response from Linda O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't understand the question if it's a freedom pass then you get it half price just tell them at the counter
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20 July 2018|
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Response from Linda O | Reviewed this property |
We left ours there
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