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Great day out

Took the grandchildren who lived it. Highly recommended . Not a slick faceless multi national... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JohnDarkins
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Oxfordshire
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A steam buffs delight

Super attraction for all the family, every thing so clean and neat. The staff so helpful and full... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
236RobertH
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been coming here last few years with children but afraid this year will be our last due to the following points We booked to on 10.30 train as seemed like there was less people booked on service Got there around 9.30 ish only to find...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davek224
IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Dave, Thank you for your review. While we try our very best to provide a magical experience for all of our visitors particularly at Christmas, our magic doesn't extend to controlling the weather. Our booking offices open shortly after 9.30 each morning, almost an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the grandchildren who lived it. Highly recommended . Not a slick faceless multi national outfit. More quaint and interesting with family friendly leanjngMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnDarkins
IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello and thank you for your 4* review. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day, our staff and dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to ensure ll of our visitors enjoy a magical and memorable Santa Special experience. I take this opportunity to wish you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super attraction for all the family, every thing so clean and neat. The staff so helpful and full of information, the locos are very interesting and the new exhibition hall is a fantastic visit on its own

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 236RobertH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The railway is a great visit, but there is the bonus falcon centre in the same grounds, the Autumn bank holiday week you get free displays.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The Isle of Wight steam railway was a lovely experience for everyone. There are a few different lines and if you have time it's a nice way to explore the island. The museum is also worth a look whilst you're there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LauraM534
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We visited this on a damp day, but our spirits were not. Superb early carriages and steam engine. We travelled along this pretty line and had a great journey. The main station at Havenstreet has a very good buffet, well stocked shop and a museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Colin S
Reviewed 2 November 2018

For me £26 for 2 of us return equals pretty poor value for money. You sit on the train for approx 1 hour if you wish to do the entire route & you see sheep, horses & maybe a few rabbits if you're lucky. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Managed to make it for the last day of the season and had a great day. Loved looking at the train being restored and riding on the steam train. The kids loved it as well. Only let down was how busy he cafe was as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dreamer24524633070
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We decided to take a day out here while on a long weekend in Southampton, as a tribute to my Dad who loved steam trains, and we had absolutely loved it. The restoration is fantastic and the volunteers should be so proud of themselves. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ormer16
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We paid for first class and the day we visited the gloriously restored Victorian carriages were out, we loved riding first class, had a lovely trip up and down the track, would be amazing if they could get a longer track, the train story was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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davek224
16 December 2018|
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Response from Ginelliexxx | Reviewed this property |
Hi was there in the summer, so sorry can not help with Question, but it should be well worth the wait. If they have a suggestion box put your question down for them to read and they may well open a bit early,
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davek224
16 December 2018|
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Response from J B | Reviewed this property |
Normally these type of attractions are great to wander round even in the cold. Lots to see, even if not much to do apart from walk and look. Sounds like you were unlucky with such cold rain.
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Lyn P
10 May 2018|
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Response from Peter V | Property representative |
Thank you for the enquiry. For groups of 10 or more there is a discounted price of £11.50 for adults. If possible we suggest large groups are booked in advance by telephoning our Commercial Assistant, Liz King. This way we... More
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