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Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough SN8 3DW, England
+44 1672 870300
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Well worth a detour!

We spotted the brown sign while on the A4 between Hungerford and Marlborough.The detour was worth... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Impressive example of heavy engineering.

An interesting pair of beam engines that provided water for the nearby Kennet & Avon Canal. There... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Magnificent 200 year old working steam engines still performing their original job! Amazing industrial archaeology in an unspoiled, rural setting overlooking the Kennet & Avon Canal. The engines are "in steam" on eight weekends per year. Please see our web site for dates and more information.
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Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough SN8 3DW, England
+44 1672 870300
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We spotted the brown sign while on the A4 between Hungerford and Marlborough.The detour was worth it! The pumping station is on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal in picturesque surroundings.The building houses two steam beam engines.One is an 1812 Boulton and Watt...More

Thank Peter_B_8631
Reviewed 4 October 2017

An interesting pair of beam engines that provided water for the nearby Kennet & Avon Canal. There is a small charge to park the car in the nearby car park, the cost goes towards the maintaining the engines. There is a further charge to view...More

Thank peebee43
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stopped in here after a nice long canal walk from Bedwyn train station to Wilton Windmill. It was nice grabbing a quick bite in the little café. They were sold out of ice cream and some pastries, so I had chocolate cake. It was...More

Thank Pinders
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Steam pumps, tea & cake cafe, canal, beautiful walks & views. Wiltshire at its best. A must visit when the engine is working.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We have lived in Wiltshire all our lives and yet I have never visited and the last time my Husband visited was on a primary school visit many many years ago! We were looking at the list of places open for free on Heritage day...More

Thank sarahpWiltshire
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Crofton Pumping Station is a picturesque, historic and unique place for the entire family. The Engineman's Rest Cafe is absolutely fantastic and serves a wide range of drinks, light refreshments and delicious hot meals. The egg mayo sandwich was scrumptious and the tea was very...More

Thank wrightjw1
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Chanced upon this place, a few miles off the A4, bit tucked away - but what a gem..! Fascinating and impressive 200 year old pumping station, original engineering ... that is still working on their steam days. Charming and scenic location with the railway and...More

Thank Holdtheroll
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Learn how Crofton Beam Engine keeps the Kennet and Avon Canal supplied with water. A fun and interesting few hours for all the family!

Thank hugoshipley
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Engineman's Rest Cafe at Crofton Beam Engines serves a great selection of food from its small kitchen. A varied menu and helpful staff complement a visit to this historic site.

Thank DaveT1949
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Really interesting, especiallly on steam days. Such huge machines, beautifully maintained. Lovely to walk around the lake and across the fields too

Thank 23Bel
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31 July 2016|
Response from DaveT1949 |
Hi Leena. First an apology for the slow reply, we have been very busy at Crofton Beam Engines and missed this s QandA request. On both the steaming weekends and the Steam Gala the beam engines are in operation. However, at... More