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Dartmoor Railway

Closed Now: 08:00 - 16:00
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Train to Christmas Town

An excellent festive experience aboard the train to Christmas Town. Recently went with family and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy B
Bideford, United Kingdom
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Fun brake van ride to Meldon and back.

On my recent visit the train service was operated by the class 08 shunter with two carriages and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
k r
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Okehampton Railway Station Station Road, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EJ, England
+44 1837 55164
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent festive experience aboard the train to Christmas Town. Recently went with family and three kids enjoyed it. The train ride was just the right journey time as advertised and the train was decorated in a Christmassy fashion to set the scene.

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my recent visit the train service was operated by the class 08 shunter with two carriages and a freight brake van. For an additional small donation I rode each way with the guard in the brake van. The views and sounds from the veranda...More

Thank k r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went into cafe are , only to be told “how did you get in where not open yet “ I did reply sorry the gate was open as was the door when we came in , then told you will have to wait, there...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The 15 minute ride to the viaduct takes you to the start of many walks on Dartmoor. At £4 this is not a cheap ride but an essential one. Do NOT expect the whiff of steam or nicely restored rolling stock. An old BR diesel...More

1  Thank kewfriend
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Great to visit by car cycle or walk . Very good food and drink ,train rides great for kids young and older also adults .

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The station itself feels like stepping into a period drama, so while all the facilities are very much in keeping (ie not at all modern) that is absolutely a big part of its charm. We were there on a down day, it’s busier at weekends...More

Thank Islean
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Enjoyable visit to Okehampton Station for lunch. Delicious food eaten on the cool station platform. Trains run to the gorge and back. Travel 1st class or in the open observation car (the cooler option this summer). All work is overseen by Percy.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

A great place to catch a sunday train to Exeter and beyond. At xmas always has a christmas special running giving the children happy memories

Thank michael l
Reviewed 27 June 2018

i went in 2015 and it was not in my liking, we arrived at okehampton station after walking about 4 miles from the nearest car park, and up hill all the way, only to find there was on at the station which we werent told...More

Thank Jackson M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I visited the Dartmoor Railway yesterday with my son and his friend who are both passionate about trains. Now that the Sunday service from Exeter to Okehampton is being run by GWR again until September this is a good time to visit this lovely little...More

2  Thank Thomas R
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4 October 2017|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe short staffed out of season, try emailing. I would not expect problems as I have always found them very reliable.
29 December 2016|
Response from _philsmithelc26 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, unsure myself sorry not much help. Try calling them on 01837 52762. Hope this helps.