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Dartmoor Railway

Okehampton Railway Station Station Road | Okehampton Station, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EJ, England
+44 1837 55164
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Christmas town

Reading some of the reviews obviously other people were mislead as well. We booked for the Polar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol-couple
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Bristol, uk
via mobile
It wasn't running but

Great little cafe and lovely to be in the atmosphere of a pretty posh branch line station. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RobininBRISTOL
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“hot chocolate” (23 reviews)
“north pole” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Okehampton Railway Station Station Road | Okehampton Station, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EJ, England
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+44 1837 55164
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"hot chocolate"
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"north pole"
in 16 reviews
"the polar express"
in 35 reviews
"cookies"
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"next year"
in 14 reviews
"father christmas"
in 9 reviews
"singing and dancing"
in 6 reviews
"lovely experience"
in 6 reviews
"golden ticket"
in 4 reviews
"worth every penny"
in 7 reviews
"whole family"
in 5 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 3 reviews
"express trip"
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"premium class"
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"car park"
in 10 reviews
"from start to finish"
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"return journey"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reading some of the reviews obviously other people were mislead as well. We booked for the Polar Express and the website looked the same but failed to notice 'the train to Christmas Town'. The previous year it was the Polar Express which was really good....More

Thank Bristol-couple
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little cafe and lovely to be in the atmosphere of a pretty posh branch line station. The youth hostel next door looks good too

Thank RobininBRISTOL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still maintaining its feel of authenticity and texture, the steam railway takes you back, through education and experience, to a time when the rails were a vital artery connecting Britain to transatlantic liner travel.

Thank Philip B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Brilliant train ride to 'North Pole' departing from Okehampton Railway station. A 2 hour steam train trip full of Christmas fun for children and adults alike. Continual entertainment throughout the whole journey, visits from Polar Bear, Father Christmas, his elf and the 'Station Master.'

Thank Jaimie353
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the location and the car parking was great, but that was the best thing about it! The train ride, wasnt even a train ride. Went a short way then stopped! Was completely pointless. The staff were all something else and I'm convinced they...More

1  Thank SomersetTake1
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Average, expensive for what it is. Your 2hr experience includes queuing to get in, some blokes reading a book on stage on the station, a couple of girls singing out of tune then around a 45 minute train journey which was ok. Kids enjoyed the...More

Thank rob7bow
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Booked this as a surprise for our 6 yr old daughter. It was OK but not worth the £70 we paid for 3 of us. Entertainment was OK apart from annoying put on American accents! The story is a bit naff. Tried to buy the...More

Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Please do not make the same mistake as we did and pay over the odds for a 45 min train ride. It has nothing to do with the film anymore and obviously they have not made much effort to advertise this fact. Even when you...More

Thank becknels
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Having been on the polar express version 2 years ago, my children and I were really looking forward to this, but it was a huge let down. The lead character on our carriage tried hard, and was the one positive about it. I had recommended...More

1  Thank Caoimhe O
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Last year we did the polar express here, and it was excellent but this year for the train to Christmas town it was below par to say the least and we feel incredibly let down seeing as they still charged the same high prices as...More

2  Thank Thestudlibancritic
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lmbull
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.
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maureenweston1956
29 December 2016|
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Response from _philsmithelc26 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, unsure myself sorry not much help. Try calling them on 01837 52762. Hope this helps.
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