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Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company
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Owner description: 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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Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
“Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

really enjoyed the trip. Fun ride through history and along the wonderful Devon coast. Complemented by a stay in lovely Dartmouth

Visited August 2014
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“Pleasantly surprised!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Its was a lovely boat trip down the River and you got to see some lovely land marks on the way round. Weather was good too, hopefully next time we could do the coast cruise. We also did the steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes which was very pleasant and the staff were very welcoming.

Visited August 2014
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“Relaxing trip on beautiful Dart River”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We did a return trip from Totnes to Dartmouth. It was very busy and we had to queue to get on the boat. Trip was comfortable with good commentary and lovely views. Trip takes approximately 1 1/2 hours each way and we felt it would have been better to do one way on the bus which would have allowed more time in Dartmouth or Totnes.

Visited July 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“intresting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Went on the dartmouth steam train, it was very intresting just wish they had a bit of commentry while riding as were many intresting places to see but nothing was said which I found disappointig.(my opinion). We sat by an older couple who were actually telling us about some of the places we past. Was a very crowded train it was the 11.30 from paingnton. Apart from lack of commentry was a pleasant half hour trip. The station in paignton was intresting as in was all made to look the era of steam. The journey took you to kingswear then you hopped on a ferry to cross to dartmouth. No toilets on the train just at the stations. Im not sure if this is accessible to wheelchairs or not.

Visited July 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Lovely day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Chose to travel on the Steam railway on the only rainy day and the rain stopped sharpish anyway. Steam train was fab with the station officer and ticket collector dressed in costume. Ferry at the end of the line was great for the kids and Dartmouth is a quaint but busy village

Visited August 2014
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