South Devon railway
Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at South Devon railway review
The South Devon railway is a seven-mile railway journey on the former Great Western railway branch line that was originally built in 1872. It runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.
It is the longest-established steam railway in the southwest and they run steam train rides using their heritage rolling stock. You can purchase a ticket to include two additional attractions: Dartmoor otters and Buckfast Butterflies which is located at Buckfastleigh station. Plus Totnes rare breeds farm which is located at the other end of the line adjacent to Totnes Riverside Station. The combined tickets can only be purchased through the South Devon railway.
Also at Buckfastleigh Station, there is a museum children’s play area, gardens and a riverside walk plus free, parking, a cafe, toilets and more. Staverton station has remained largely unchanged for 100 years. There are facilities at the station and riverside walks. The third station on the line is Totnes Riverside station which also has some facilities.
FAQ and Further Information South Devon railway
Is there food and drink available?
There are places serving food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.
What are the main things to do?
Seven-mile railway journey on the former Great Western railway branch line with family-friendly things to do. There are toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.
What are the ticket prices?
*Higher-pricedu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. Adult return £17, children aged 3-15 £11, under 3s are free, . Family tickets are available and dogs are £2 each.
Is there parking?
Buckfastleigh station is the best place to park with plenty of free, parking.
When are they open?
Trains run for most of the year with some midweek closures over winter. For up-to-date opening times and dates u003ca href=u0022https://www.southdevonrailwayassociation.org/Timetable-2k22.htmlu0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022u003eplease visit their websiteu003c/au003e.
Dogs are welcome.
Are they accessible?
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