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The Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton runs for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear. The scenery is superb, with seascapes right across Lyme Bay to Portland Bill on clear days. Approaching Kingswear is the beautiful River Dart, with its fascinating craft, and on the far side, the olde worlde town of Dartmouth and the famous Britannia Royal Naval College, Butterwalk, Bayard’s Cove and Dartmouth Castle.
As well as taking the steam train between Paignton and Kingwear, the following days out are available :
The Sea Train
This journey involves a boat trip across Torbay and around Berry Head to Dartmouth, allowing for some time ashore in Dartmouth. The journey continues with a short ferry crossing to Kingswear and then a 30 minute steam train to Paignton, followed by the Stagecoach no. 12 back to Torquay or Brixham.
Round Robin Torquay
Round Robin Torquay is your combined ticket, entitling you to make a circular journey firstly by bus to Paignton, a steam train to Kingswear, by ferry to Dartmouth, then a river cruise to Totnes and return by bus to Torquay. This journey is timed in relation to the tide of the river, and thus on certain days the journey is better suited in reverse.
Steam & Cruise
This is a perfect day out for all the family. Firstly travel by bus to Paignton and board the steam train to Kingswear. This is followed by a short crossing to Dartmouth. Once in Dartmouth board a boat for a circular river cruise (approx 1 hour). Return via steam train from Kingswear and a bus back to Torquay.
Details of prices and times of the above trips can be obtained via the Dartmouth Steam Rail River Company Website, by contacting the Visitor Information Team on 01803 211211 or calling in to the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre for tickets.
Dogs: Accepted on a lead on all trips, £1 charge per dog.
For more detailed prices on Train, Ferry and Boat combination tickets please visit the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway website.
Paignton: There is no car parking at the steam train station. Local authority car parking and the car park at the mainline railway station are within 200 yards, all at level access from the town centre. Goodrington local authority car park is close to the station - no wheelchair access to trains because of steps to station platform. Churston: limited free parking adjoining the station, level access. Kingswear: limited parking nearby.
By rail - to Paignton mainline station. By bus - good network of services to Paignton bus station (next to mainline and Queen's Park stations).
|Opening 2017 (16 Feb 2017 - 3 Nov 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:30||- 17:00*|
|Christmas 2017 (12 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017)|
* Please visit the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway website for Train Timetables.
Dogs: Accepted on a lead on all trips, £2 charge per dog