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Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

Queens Park Station Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AF, England
+44 1803 555872
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Back to pre Beecham

Fancy a trip on pre Beeching rail. This is it. With a bit of luck you might even get a smut in your... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Way over priced.

I feel a little silly writing this as I see how good all the reviews are. However while my daughter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“open top bus” (130 reviews)
“foot ferry” (83 reviews)
Queens Park Station Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fancy a trip on pre Beeching rail. This is it. With a bit of luck you might even get a smut in your eye. So much to look forward to on this trip whether Dartmouth or Greenways for Agatha Christie Do do do give it...More

Thank Prinsloo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel a little silly writing this as I see how good all the reviews are. However while my daughter enjoyed I feel for £20 per adult and £12,50 for a 2 year i can't help but feel like iv been done over. the whole...More

Thank dunc10
Reviewed 1 week ago

First did the trip from Dartmouth up river by boat to Totnes, bus to Paignton, steam train to Kingswear and ferry back to Dartmouth last year. Last month, further visit with same friends and we planned to reverse the order. Sadly, boats not sailing so...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out, for all age groups. Especially children, two or three stops to get on ore off. The train,and stash ions were very clean, and well maintained. A good fun day, the Train was even warm.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant afternoon out with offers of mulled wine and mince pies and then Santa came around to keep the older folk busy. Helpful staff who work very hard

Thank EmmaHB-field
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having very recently moved to Torquay,and on the strength of a very enjoyable Round Robin experience last year,I persuaded my wife to pop into the station cafe and shop at Paignton for a simple lunchtime snack today. Although no trains were operating, about half a...More

Thank jupiterBodmin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for the Santa express train on the 3rd December and had a great time. All the staff were friendly and presents and treats were good. All the entertainment was varied and interacted well with the kids

Thank Theentrepreneur1709
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the steam train from Paignton through beautiful countryside, ferry across to Dartmouth, cream tea, leisurely stroll around and then the journey home. First ever steam train ride by hubby at age of 58! Took a bit of persuading but soon had his phone out...More

Thank Megan0567
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked our tickets for a steam train and ferry combination last weekend. The station was so cosy and welcoming that we decided to have a cup of tea sat by the lovely wood burner in the café. this was such a treat on a chilly...More

Thank hails32
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Beautiful old steam train. Take the train to Kingswear and cross on the Ferry to Dartmouth. Have lunch at a Pub, Cafe, buy a Pastie and have it in the park. Wander round the shops before boarding the Ferry back to Kingswear and the Train...More

Thank Kathryn R
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Dave R | Reviewed this property |
We didn't actually use the train, but it appears you don't have to go on a boat trip. However, it's best you get the ferry across to Dartmouth. It's an excellent place to visit. Hope that helps. Regards. Dave
Nigel B
30 April 2017|
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Response from Anne L | Reviewed this property |
The Round Robin was £25 per person for senior citizens and includes steam train Paignton to Kingswear, ferry boat Kingswear to Dartmouth, river trip Dartmouth to Totnes and bus Totnes back to Paignton. The number 100 bus... More
24 April 2017|
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Response from Nicky W | Reviewed this property |
It is best to make it an all day trip so you have enough time between train and boat to have a look around and have a meal so I would get the first train at 10.30 am