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Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

Running between Paignton and Kingswear, go for a simple train ride or buy a combined ticket for a day out that includes a river cruise or a boat trip along the coast.

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway
Dart Valley Railway
Queen's Park Station
Torbay Road
PAIGNTON
Devon
TQ4 6AF

Telephone

01803 555872

5 Stars

Sep 2014

Mrs Jewell

Steam Train and Cruise

We took the train from Paignton (awful town, but the start of the journey!) to Kingsweir. We then got the passenger ferry across to Dartmouth - very lovely town with lots of interesting shops and plenty of Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants to eat in. We then did an hour cruise up the River Dart which was really lovely and we then repeated the journey back (ferry and train). It was a really lovely day out. It can get quite busy during the peak times but very well organised and some lovely scenic coastal views on the Steam Train. Well worth the family ticket!

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5 Stars

Jul 2012

Mr Dent

A very good day out

We have done the Round Robin trip twice now, in opposite directions. It's an excellent experience, and reasonable value, especially if purchased on a Jubilee ticket.

Don't waste time in Paignton, head for lunch in Totnes where there are lots of options, some by the river.

Do plan your timing, as tides can mean that boat trips back from Totnes can finish as early as 2pm.

There's a big car park right next to the station at Kingswear (about £4 a day) and you can use the ticket to cross over on the passenger ferry if you want to start with the boat trip.

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3 Stars

Jun 2011

Mr and Mrs Bramworth

Trains leave Kingsweir for Paignton hourly in summer. We recommend taking a day to do the ‘round robin’ …Ferry-Train-Bus-Cruise. Note the Cruise times vary depending on the state of the tide in Totnes.

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4 Stars

Jul 2008

Simon Tregoning

A good day out

You can combine this with a boat trip on the Dart and a short bus connection to have a great round trip.

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