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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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dayo out

lovely ride in the style of bygone days. you go through many charming stations you can stay on or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
balawaya
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
FANTASTIC DAY OUT

I have been wanting to do this trip the past few times we have been to Paignton, but always seem to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LooBLoo1981
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
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“round robin” (313 reviews)
“open top bus” (114 reviews)
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Queens Park Station Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 6AF, England
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+44 1803 555872
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Reviewed yesterday

lovely ride in the style of bygone days. you go through many charming stations you can stay on or get off and get the next train, final station is kingswear for Dartmouth, ferry tickets is included in the train price so you enjoy a nice...More

Thank balawaya
Reviewed yesterday

I have been wanting to do this trip the past few times we have been to Paignton, but always seem to end up going to the Zoo instead (which is amazing!), however this time we decided to forego the Zoo and focus on other things....More

Thank LooBLoo1981
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely way of travelling. Beauty with staying in Paignton you can park the car up all week and travel around by train or bus. Lovely steam train to kingswear, then ferry over to Dartmouth. If you choose to do the round robin you can do...More

Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice ride able to stop at several places and get off to visit Agatha Christie place. at the end of the line is a river boat trip across to Dartmouth

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a lovely trip on the steam train from Dartmouth to Paignton. Only down side was that Paignton was like a dreary Blackpool. Therefore unless you're into "Kiss me quick" hats and seaside bingo then i would stay clear. Save money and do a shorter...More

Thank Sambradh1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely day. Caught the steam train from Paignton station, straight onto the little ferry to Dartmouth, then straight onto the river cruiser. Nb this doesn't always work out quite so quick, you may have to wait for your connection, but a thoroughly enjoyable...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paignton to Dartmouth including ferry. Great trip out with Estuary and sea views. Real feel good factor travelling on a steam train. Station had shop and refreshments both ends. Parking hard to find initialy, multi storey near station good but make sure you have change...More

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Every year we usually go on the steam train from Paignton to Kingswear, then passenger ferry across to Dartmouth for the day and return. Stunning coastal views and our children love the steam train experience

Thank vstacey
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went from Paignton to Dartmouth on the steam train then over on the ferry and then up the river on the I hour cruise and back by ferry and train. A great way to spend a day! Not cheap but good value

Thank UkDandJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have recently moved to the area and went on a family trip the first time took the train to Dartmouth and then the boat back to Torquay and then last weekend went with friends and did the Round Robin to Totnes and then back...More

Thank Steve W
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Nigel B
How much does it cost for the trip & a meal
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
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tntw2017
We are coming over from Australia in September and will be starting our Round Robin trip from Paignton. I am just wondering whether to catch the 10.30 or 12.15 train from Paignton to Kingswear/Dartmouth. My question please to staff and visitors is whether you think we would get better sightseeing value by spending the extra time in Paignton by catching the 12.15 or catch the earlier 10.30 to give us more time in Dartmouth? Thanks in advance
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
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IanB6969
The website says you need to have your email confirmation in order to get your tickets. Are you required to have printed​ email, or can i just show the staff the email from my phone. I won't have access to a printer
23 April 2017|
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Response from Steve O | Reviewed this property |
The staff seem fairly switched on and I am sure will find the email acceptable, just be careful though as they tore a chunk out of my ticket when I embarked 😊
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