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This rather short narrow gauge line railway (currently about 1 mile) has the promise of being a... read more

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
A little line with big ideas

Only a mile long but this railway has great ambitions of restoring the whole of the line from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Owned and operated by an educational charity, Woody Bay is an original Lynton & Barnstaple Railway station, opened in 1898, and closed along with the rest of the line in 1935. What you see today, with one mile of track, is just the beginning of an...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Woody Bay Station, Parracombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4RA, England
+44 1598 763487
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All reviewswoody bay stationmany timestea roomfirst classnarrow gaugefriendly staffshort tripmile round tripcakesteam train riderolling stocknorth devonlittle gemvalue for moneyrun by volunteersbeautiful countrysidefree parking
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Reviewed yesterday

This rather short narrow gauge line railway (currently about 1 mile) has the promise of being a very attractive crowd puller in future years as the line is extended bit by bit until the whole of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway is fully resurrected. ....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a mile long but this railway has great ambitions of restoring the whole of the line from Lynton to Barnstaple one day. We arrived almost as the train was setting off and the friendly official ushered us aboard, saying we could pay after the...More

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rainy day having just visited Lynton and Lynmouth, I passed this little steam railway experience. Gorgeous original tiny station rooms to look round inside, from 1898. Nice little trip, but only one stop! Good view on one side though. I'm not 100pc sure, but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By chance we were passing Woody Bay Station and decided to visit - what a good decision. A warm welcome at the traditional ticket office and a First Class (really at a supplement of £3 - a good choice) ride in a genuine restored victorian...More

1  Thank DMWS2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here from Barnstaple. Really enjoyed the time we spent there. We found all the staff very friendly and for the price that you pay you can go up and down the line as many times as you want. The cafe was ok and again...More

1  Thank Mr-Howie-2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid my first visit as I was in the area on holiday and we were very impressed with the railway and the great friendly staff and great service in the cafe. Tickets let you travel all day but only had time for one trip before...More

1  Thank Justin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with all our friends from our camping club and what a gorgeous little railway this is. I think a family ticket costs £19 which is good value if you wanted too go on the train as well. We didn’t go on the...More

Thank KItty402015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a previous review, I commented favourably on the atmospheric platform tea room. We needed a coffee stop when in the area, so decided to call in. However, we found the small tea room empty and were directed to a refreshment tent behind the station...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A super experience for all. Doesn’t last for long as the return trip only 25 minutes including engine changeover. Genuine steam locomotives and carriages. We rode first class which was only a little more for adults and nothing extra for children. Everyone enthusiastic or course...More

Thank M3569OImike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip- price includes as many train trips as you like. Little cafe, looks a bit unorganised but still yummy. Shame the track is only a mile long at present but hopefully with time they’ll be able to keep extending it.

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28 June 2016|
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Response from Woody_Bay_Station | Property representative |
RETURN FARES Adult- £7.50 Child (aged 5 -14) - £3.00* Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £18 Senior Citizens (Over 65) - £6.00 1st Class Upgrade £3.00 Return (per person) Single fares are al;so available... More
17 January 2016|
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Response from Woody_Bay_Station | Property representative |
Yes, we do welcome dogs to visit Woody Bay Station, and to travel on our trains. Please see our web page, "Dogs Travel Free", or follow the "Visitors" tab from our home page.