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Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin General Station Harleigh Road, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, England
+44 1208 73555
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Never again

I have never encountered such rude people in my life. I arrived at around 9:30 in the morning to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Liam M
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Steam/Diesel and Real Ale.

If you are a Steam/ Diesel enthusiast you will love this fantastic preserved railway. Footplate... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Derek C
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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

I have never encountered such rude people in my life. I arrived at around 9:30 in the morning to buy a ticket only to be greeted by the man in the ticket office saying “what are you doing here”. For what it is, it’s very...More

Thank Liam M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are a Steam/ Diesel enthusiast you will love this fantastic preserved railway. Footplate rides breakvan rides they do the lot. Particularly recommend their first class Real Ale festival. 9 odd miles of track. £15 will buy a day rover ticket through beautiful Cornish...More

Thank Derek C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Bodmin and wenford railway for the first time in October. The main station at Bodmin General has a flat car park that holds around 50 cars. Upon arrival in the ticket office, a gentleman selling tickets took my payment, then as a...More

Thank Trev B
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review and recommendation, pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to our railway.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lucked into parking at the station just before the 4pm train was due to pull in.From some of the enthusiasts waiting we ascertained that the engine pulling in was 101 years old and burned high quality expensive coal.Quite the sight.The carriages proved to be...More

Thank Brian B
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your comments, and your support. Hopefully you'll visit again in future and come for a ride!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our grandson on the steam train and he loved it - as we did too. It’s a short journey but it is interesting Station and train staff are very friendly. You can buy food and drink on board or take your own picnic....More

Thank honeyCornwall
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm glad to hear that all visitors, young and older, had a great time! Thanks for sharing your tips on making the most of a visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic day out! The volunteers are all amazingly friendly and happy to help. The cake is to die for - thoroughly recommend a visit here whenever you're in the area.

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

Thanks for your review, pleased to hear you enjoyed your day out. We shall look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit the area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely to see nicely restored steam engines & the highlight was the one we were on was built locally to us in Swindon. Carriages were very clean & comfortable considering their age. The volunteers should be proud of what they've achieved.More

Thank h248
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear the happy coincidence that you travelled on an engine with a local connection whilst you were with us - don't you love it when that happens? And you're right, we're very fortunate to have such a passionate and dedicated team of volunteers...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bodmin & Wenford railway is a lovely heritage railway which has two routes that it travels, each journey takes about 20 mins and if both parts are done then its a little under 2hrs. The staff are very helpful and friendly

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

Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to share a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the day of our visit the weather was absolutely horrible it had rained all day, sadly the weather is not something anybody can change, but it should change the way the railway organises its special events in this case High Tea. Bodmin General is...More

2  Thank WILLIAM H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restored branch line. Friendly staff. Clear well publicised timetables so no surprises. Beautiful part of the world. If you're coming down from the overdeveloped smog - enjoy the railway for what it is : a lovely step back in time! Chill into the scene...More

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

Thanks for visiting. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the trip - an escape to the country AND a journey back in time!

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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
21 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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