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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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Address: The Railway Station Station Road | Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge PO33 4DS, England
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+44 1983 882204
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Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight,...

Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England accredited, award winning attraction is a true journey into nostalgia. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages provide a view of the Island's unspoilt countryside.

Your ticket includes unlimited day travel and access the NEW Train Story Discovery Centre. With the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund this £1.2 Million project opened in April 2014. Packed with interactive activities and fascinating displays, journey through the Island's very own Train Story.

For details of the days trains run and timetable you can save money by booking online in advance.

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While the rest of our party were out shopping, I took my elderly mother for a ride on the steam train. We had been on this line a few years previously but it's always worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chippenham, UK
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Chippenham, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While the rest of our party were out shopping, I took my elderly mother for a ride on the steam train. We had been on this line a few years previously but it's always worth another visit! Although it was quite busy we didn't have to queue long for our tickets nor have to wait too long for the next... More 

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

We have visited the Isle of Wight steam railway for many many years x we took our children when small and have now taken our young grandson too. It's very remonisant of a bygone time. Even if you are not a great steam train enthusiast it makes a very enjoyable day out . The cafe serves a small selection of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited over Xmas 17 and rode the New Years day special, the trains and engine sheds are new and we'll presented. Lots to see and learn. The ride is fairly short but lovely. You can park there free or join the old system from the newer electric railway which is an experience in itself. The enthusiasts who run it... More 

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

My wife and I visited here whilst having a New Year Weekend Break. We received a warm welcome from the staff as we arrived just as the first train was due to depart. We are both in our early sixties but they held the train up for us to get on board. Good humour all round as we trotted onto... More 

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Seaview, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great afternoon on the Santa Special with 6 adults and three children. We had a compartment to ourselves. The line passes through pretty countryside and gives you a perspective you don't get when travelling by road. The noises of the engine and the sight of the steam passing the windows provide a chance to experience what rail... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a truely lovely day we had today. 4 adults and 3 children under 5. We booked in advance to benefit from the slight discount, so glad we did, we had a carriage allocated to us, no problem, no queuing, just simply select your train time when booking. There was so much more than the train to keep us all... More 

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Peter V, General Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. So pleased you got to enjoy the many attractions we include with our Santa Specials. The allocation of compartments for pre booked visitors has been a great new addition this year and is making things much easier for our wonderful volunteer platform staff. More 

Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I brought our two small boys over from the USA to ride the Isle of Wight Christmas Steam Train and see Santa. Our boys absolutely love steam trains and this far exceeded our expectations and was like a dream for our two boys. Big thanks to the train driver (Allen) who was so kind in allowing our... More 

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Peter V, General Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us all the way from the USA. Delighted you enjoyed our Santa Special, your kind words are much appreciated. Just brilliant! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been regulars to the railway for many years and each year something new happens good value for money

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Peter V, General Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for both your review and loyalty in visiting us regularly, very much appreciated. As you correctly point out we work hard to constantly progress and develop the Railway. The best part is we have many great plans for the future so the work continues! More 

Shanklin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We took our three year old grandson, along with two friends on the Santa Special event. What a fantastic day out! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The grotto was really lovely, everything was well organised with plenty to do and the staff brilliant! The whole event was excellent value and we wouldn't hesitate to make this a regular event on... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Went with friends and their grandson. Fantastic day out and great value for money. Well organised with loads of side attractions to compliment the steam railway. Staff all went the extra mile to make the day out a real treat and should be proud of their efforts.

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Peter V, General Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our Santa Special. I will pass your comments on to our team who work so hard to bring this together. More 

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