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Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin General Station Harleigh Road, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, England
+44 1208 73555
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Steam train and cream tea.

Good value for money. We had an all day ticket for £13. Luckily the weather was dry so we did a... read more

Reviewed today
G3353TIsandrat
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Willaston on the Wirral, United Kingdom
A treat for hubby.!

This trip on the steam train was an unexpected day out.We had planned something else but saw this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cragside d
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washington
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Cornwall's Premier Steam Railway will appeal to all age groups.Join us for a leisurely 13 mile journey through scenic Cornish countryside evocative of a 1950's Branch line.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bodmin General Station Harleigh Road, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, England
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+44 1208 73555
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Reviewed today

Good value for money. We had an all day ticket for £13. Luckily the weather was dry so we did a morning trip on one line, walked for about an hour, returned to the station via the tea rooms nearby ( which are very good...More

Thank G3353TIsandrat
Reviewed 2 days ago

This trip on the steam train was an unexpected day out.We had planned something else but saw this in a brochure and decided to give it a go.No need to book unless you want to take the Cream Tea steam train which runs in the...More

Thank cragside d
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely railway running through some really beautiful countryside, a fine example of a preserved branch line at its very best. On the day we visited one of the GWR Pannier tank engines was in steam, a lovely sight and sound. We drove to Bodmin...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the train for a change. Train station was beautifully kept in its original state and the steam train was great to see in action. 13 mile round trip in scenic countryside - well worth the money.

Thank Dackie2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

My colleague and I was travelling around Devon/Cornwall on Wednesday/Thursday 12/13 to visit Steam Heritage railways (we visit approx 6 a year except our local SVR about 10 times) and we finally managed to visit B&WR to which glad we have. Overall it was enjoyable...More

Thank busterSolihull
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback - and for adding us to the list fo Steam Heritage railways you've visited. We are a little restricted due to the nature of our line - however many people do enjoy getting off the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing experience, they help up the train for my son to get on with his wheelchair and then said " pay when you get back" the whole journey brought back child hood memories for me and made new memories for him. Thank you...More

Thank Jeanne H
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. Our team of volunteers are always happy to help make sure everyone enjoys their visit to the railway - we're very pleased you had such a good time. Hopefully you'll visit again in future, perhaps for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very wet day in Cornwall so we made the 50 minute trip to keep our train-loving 2 year old happy. £26 for two adults who h is about comparable with other steam railways but this doesn't really compare-"freedom of the line" meant a 15 minute...More

2  Thank Dave G
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad the youngest steam train enthusiast had a great trip. Whilst we're not going to be able to rustle up any coastal views or seaside, there are sights to see along our two lines, including local landmarks like the Bodmin...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly volunteers manning this small heritage railway. Not the longest or prettiest routes. Slightly confusing timetable.More

Thank Helen C
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comments about our brilliant volunteers. We're looking at how we can help make the timetable clearer for travellers in the future. In the mean time, we're always happy to help with timetable interpretation here at the station, over the phone or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

See how we used to travel by RAIL, yes it was a steam train,this was for us a special day out, which included tea and scones. Our rail carriage was authentic and rail staff dressed up for the occasion,( check on the availability of these...More

Thank Martin B
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your journey back in time - and the cream tea too! Hope you'll visit again for one of our special events perhaps.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to visit this railway on three occasions during our holiday. On the first occasion we were too early, but when we asked a member of staff the time that the station opened, she didn't know. On the next occasion, we were again slightly...More

4  Thank mjc404
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry to hear about this experience, and that you missed out on the chance to travel by steam with us here. We do operate different timetables across different days and months which can make things a little confusing, although this information is available on...More

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caz43670
31 May 2017|
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Response from Hannah I | Property representative |
Hi. We currently have Tornado at Bodmin & Wenford from 31st May to 4th June 2017, which is £13 for standard travel for an adult (return trip to Bodmin Parkway). Typically our Freedom of the Line ticket to travel both lines... More
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PhylH250
22 May 2017|
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Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
The timetable varies over the holiday season and it can ve viewed here by visiting their web site (bodminrailway) aand looking fore times and fares
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Dolores A
28 October 2016|
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In December we are running our very popular and festive Santa by Steam trains and on the 23rd December trains depart from our main station here at Bodmin General at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 15.45. You will need to book your... More
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