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Great little place to spend an hour or so. Lovely little train to look around. Railway staff are... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2019
Work in progress but a Nostalgic and Interesting Stop!

Visited on a Wednesday evening just after the station had closed so wasn't able to get inside the... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Peter D
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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Station Road, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0SA, England
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Reviewed 7 February 2019

Great little place to spend an hour or so. Lovely little train to look around. Railway staff are helpful. Child friendly, great Easter egg hunt and other local events organised by the volunteers.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Likeagooddeal1
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Visited on a Wednesday evening just after the station had closed so wasn't able to get inside the building to look round. However the Dorset Trailway runs alongside the site (and indeed along one of the station platforms) so still plenty to see. The volunteers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The volunteer who was showing us the workings of the signal box was excellent; he had a real Dorset accent and was knowledgeable and passionate about the railway.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny I
Reviewed 13 September 2018

On entering the car park is only small , walking to the old station it has been restored with tea room etc .But the site needs a large injection of cash to bring it back to its former glory , local people were working hard...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rover201457
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We frequently stop here whilst walking the trail way. The volunteers are working hard to get the station and it’s collection of rolling stock as sympathetically restored as they can. There are lovely flower beds and views across towards Child Okeford and the ridges of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ldimage1
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Shillngstone is a work in progress. It's an old station on the former North Dorset line that's being pieced back together with some dedicated volunteers. They're rebuilding trains, tracks, platforms, buildings and a lot more. This is all done with donations and voluntary effort. So,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Just spent a lovely day at this Railway. Please do go along and visit you won't be disappointed. You wouldn't believe what they have achieved getting the Railway back working. There is a cafe/lovely platform gardens plus it's in the most beautiful area of Dorset....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

It's small, sweet and welcoming. The people make this place so special - they'll answer any questions and help as much as they can.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 2014SK1975
Reviewed 16 June 2018

l travelled the line from Poole to Blandford before it close, never got this far. So brought the family down for a bit of my history, for me it was nostalgia all the way, great, when they started yawning I new it was time to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Terence A
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Lovely walk from Child Okeford along the tramway to the railway project. The volunteers are doing a terrific job and great to be able to stop and a have a drink in the station cafe and sit on board one of the carriages.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ian W
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