South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh

#1 of 17 in Tours in Dartmoor National Park
Tour · Scenic Railroad
Travel through the scenic Dart Valley on South Devon Railway. Constructed in 1872, the 11 km (7 mi) heritage railway runs from Totes to Buckfastleigh in Devon. Ride along the Dart River in classically restored train cars with views of lush English countryside. Stop off in the historic village of Staverton or continue on to Totes for lunch at a traditional English pub. Head back to Buckfastleigh to peruse the station’s museum and gift shop. If traveling by car, park for free at the Buckfastleigh station. Put South Devon Railway at the forefront of your travel plans using our Buckfastleigh journey planning site.
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  • I visited here quite by accident really, my family & I were on holiday in Kingswear for a week & on the day when we came to Buckfastleigh, we visited the nearby Otter Sanctuary. Once we finished...  more »
  • Even if they have decided not to run trains it is still well worth spending a couple of hours here. If only as a break being just off the main road. The reason why the line cannot go to its Ashburton....  more »
  • Beautiful steam hauled 20 minute each way trip along the banks of the river Dart. Museum with the only surviving broad gauge loco worth a 10 minute visit. Good car park at Buckfastleigh with usual tea room and shop. Went as a club outing including a prearranged workshop tour.
  • If you are a steam fan this will tick all your boxes and more ! may even get as much fun out of your visit as the volunteers obviously do that run it.....steam trains running around shunting to the middle of nowhere when the passenger trains are out the station. Huge car park and a field as back up if it gets full. Great restaurant with a good menu of down to earth meals at realistic prices. They stock a local ice cream made with Devon full cream milk, the children couldn't get enough of it. There is a very interesting museum and boot fair prices on old books,magazines and DVD,s.the gift shop has a vast range of different gauge model railways and all the track and buildings enthusiasts need for their hobby.
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