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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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Fab day out for everybody

From start to finish, our day out today on the Steam Train from Paignton to Kingswear, then a Ferry... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Dartmouth to Totnes, same old jokes

This is a lovely way to spend a day out and this is a trip we have done many times before. HOWEVER... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shefford, United Kingdom
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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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Queens Park Station Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AF, England
+44 1803 555872
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Reviewed yesterday

From start to finish, our day out today on the Steam Train from Paignton to Kingswear, then a Ferry hop to Dartmouth and onto the Lovely Steam boat for a trip around the river dart and back onto Steam train to Paignton was Great. Even...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely way to spend a day out and this is a trip we have done many times before. HOWEVER, the running commentary has not changed in all the years I have done this trip. The same jokes about the 6th former's, the...More

Thank commuter127
Reviewed 2 days ago

Decided to take the whole family on this trip, and very enjoyable ti was. Although I guess you can buy each part as a separate item I found it easier to book the whole package, especially as tides in the river for the boats to...More

Thank colinCanterburyUK
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to use the steam railway to visit Greenway - Agatha Christies holiday home now owned by the National trust. We left From Paignton station and travelled to Churston - a 15 minutes ride- where a free shuttle bus takes you to the house....More

Thank liz1915
Reviewed 2 days ago

While staying nearby in Brixham , we visited the Dartmouth steam railway so glad we did .Catching the train from our local Station at Churston we found the staff at the booking office very helpful advising us on the best way to spend our day...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Authentic steam train journey from Paignton to Dartmouth lots of fun, definitely a worthwhile activity, the train even has an Agatha Christie train station and tour option available. We also booked to go onto the paddle steam boat around Dartmouth harbour mouth, very informative tour,...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 2 days ago

From steam railway buffs to anyone just looking for a pleasant excursion this is an ideal trip with fabulous views across the rover Dart.

Thank hucknall_traveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked the Dartmouth Day Cruise from Torquay and it was a great day. Friendly crew, who provide commentary along the way and a few jokes. 45 mins to Brixham and then about an hour to Dartmouth. You get about 2 and half hours to look...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

enjoyed a lovely day out with this company beautiful scenery .very relaxing.nice to be able to take my little dog with me as well

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our trip on this railway did not start well as when we arrived a lady with her disabled partner/husband were purchasing their tickets one couple ahead of us from the only open cubicle.She was asking all sorts of various questions which the gentleman in the...More

Thank Paul C
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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 Anne L | Reviewed this property |
You may find that the tides govern your choice of train. We caught the 10.30 train to Kingswear, had a couple of hours in Dartmouth to have lunch before boarding the boat to Totnes. Occasionally there is only one sailing a... More