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South Devon Steam Railway - A trip back in time.
South Devon Railway
Member Name: livelylad
South Devon Railway
Advantages: Stunning Scenery, warm welcomiong staff a nostalgic trip back in time.
Disadvantages: Rather short journey
My family and I visited South Devon Railway for a day trip to Totnes on the steam train.
Return trip (single fares also available)
Buckfastleigh - Totnes Littlehempston
Senior Citizen £9.20
Child £5.90 (5 years - 14 years; under 5s FREE)
Family £28.90 (two adults and two children)
There is also FREE parking at Buckfastleigh for cars and coaches.
We travelled from Totnes to Buckfastleigh to Totnes and it was just like going back in time.
It was a thorougly enjoyable ride on a proper steam train. Taking in the wonderful scenery from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. We went in the summer and it was a fantastic journey beside the river Dart t. The trains are clean and comfortable, in my opinion much better than the trains of today. The children enjoyed the ride and the ability to get up and move around the train.
Only trouble was the journey It is only about 5 miles (8 km) long which wasn't long enough, to enjoy such a wonderful train and scenery.
There is good access for disabled visitors. with friendly and helpful staff.
There are other attractions in the same area, I have listed the attractions and prices below. This will allow you to fill the day out.
Joint ticket - Return trip + Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies + Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
Senior Citizen £17.50
Child £13.00 (5 years - 14 years; under 5s FREE)
Family £58.00 (two adults and two children)
Joint ticket - Return trip + Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies
Senior Citizen £13.90
Child £10.00 (5 years - 14 years; under 5s FREE)
Family £45.50 (two adults and two children)
Joint ticket - Return trip + Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
Senior Citizen £11.90
Child £8.20 (5 years - 14 years; under 5s FREE)
Family £38.60 (two adults and two children)
We have visited the Otter and Butterfly attraction, this is again well worth a visit.
Both Buckfastleigh and Totnes are themselves great places to visit. Its only a short 10 min walk to the famous Buckfastleigh Abbey. The high street in Totnes is on rather a steep hill so this needs to be considered.
You need to check the timetable online to ensure the train is running.
I would say that this is well worth a visit.
Summary: Brilliant family day out.
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