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Seaton Tramway

Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
+44 1297 20375
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GREAT.

If taking a break or just visiting this is a MUST. The new tram terminus is very modern and in... read more

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AnglianCruiser
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Fantastic Attraction

We parked (for free - unusual for Devon) at the Colyton terminus. We loved the tram ride to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BillyBunterBeverley
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Beverley
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Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.The coastal resort of Seaton is now a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst the historic town of Colyton is described as "Devon's Most Rebellious Town" for its part in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.The company originated at the Lancaster Electrical Company of Barnet, which manufactured battery electric vehicles. In 1949 its owner, Claude Lane, indulged his hobby by building a miniature 15” gauge tram, which he ran at garden fetes. This portable system enjoyed temporary homes at St Leonard’s and Rhyl before evolving onto the 2’ gauge Eastbourne Tramway.Many of the present trams were built at Eastbourne, but by the mid 1960’s the tramway’s success was outgrowing the mile line. Claude therefore began to look for alternative locations. In late 1969, Claude purchased the Seaton to Colyton section after the branchline had been closed by Dr Beeching in 1966 and, after a mammoth relocation from Eastbourne, the first section was opened in 1980. Since then the tramway has developed into one of Devon’s best loved attractions.New trams have been added to the fleet and the buildings have been much improved in order to meet the needs of the thousands of enthusiastic people who visit each year.
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  • Average4%
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“top deck” (116 reviews)
“colyton station” (89 reviews)
“day ticket” (31 reviews)
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Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
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Reviewed today

If taking a break or just visiting this is a MUST. The new tram terminus is very modern and in contrast the trams take you back in time along a fantastic line beside the estuary to the lovely little village of Colyton. Food and drink...More

Thank AnglianCruiser
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Reviewed yesterday

We parked (for free - unusual for Devon) at the Colyton terminus. We loved the tram ride to Seaton. The views over the estuary are amazing, and the army of volunteers who run and support this amazing attraction should be very proud of themselves. All...More

Thank BillyBunterBeverley
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been on the Seaton trams 3 times over the last 3 decades ! Enjoyed it each time. The Station is being rebuilt at the moment ,poor signage directing you to a bus service. Not much to see at Seaton. Lucky enough to get...More

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely family trip on the tramway. Very friendly and helpful staff and great to find somewhere that welcomes dogs.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My grandson and I love it - go as often as we can - always something different to see, trams are lovely as are the staff.

Thank JeanH1776619
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited last week. Had my elderly mother with us. We were able to park by the engine shed with the blue badge. Thank you for that. We really enjoyed our ride and bought some lovely gifts in the shop. I'm sure once the new...More

Thank shazzzzzzzzz
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very friendly and fantastic attraction. Very well kept, friendly. A fantastic day out and dog friendly. My fiance myself and our dog Cody enjoyed a fantastic day out. The cream tea was the best I've had all holiday! We will be back! :-)

Thank Vee B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went on this trip with my young daughter as she wanted to see Santa at the other end, well next time I will catch a bus and I am sure to see just as much wild life, it was cold and boring! That being...More

Thank Amy F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brilliant a lovely way to see surrounding areas Colyton has a lovely tea room which has yummy afternoon tea

Thank Pauline T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A charming, slow pace of travel with chatty staff and unique trams. Some lovely views of the estuary as you travel slowly down the tramway to Seaton.

Thank Maurice P
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campingmum99
22 August 2017|
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Response from Seaton T | Property representative |
Prams and Pushchairs are allowed on board our trams. If they can collapse they can be kept downstairs during travel. If they are required to stay up, they can board our accessible trams which usually run at least once an... More
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Dave C
12 March 2017|
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Response from Fabiano V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, copy this link on Google - Timetable & Events | Seaton Tramway, Devon and look on yellow timetable for this month Good Luck Fab.
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chris g
31 August 2016|
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Response from BarryPalmer | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering, the trams are 3/4 size and made especially for the narrow gauge; therefore are a little narrower than normal trams. All the seats are hard seated and access to the upstairs is a little... More
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