We look forward to seeing you soon!
Gifts & Models
every day from 10 am to 4pm.
Our online store and our Ebay shop remain open with an ever increasing range, if you can't find what you are looking feel free to phone or email us.
Tickets are available online now. Pre-booking means that we can reserve seats for you on the train of your choice.
We’d love to see you. A warm welcome awaits.
Welcome to the South Devon Railway
The multi-award winning South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west, celebrating over 50 years in preservation.
The SDR is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. We run steam trains with heritage rolling stock and offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and people of all ages.
Once we are back to normal and fully open again, you’ll be able to ride the South Devon Railway and, while you are with us, visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies: 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day.
Find us just off the A38 at Buckfastleigh, very close to the famous Buckfast Abbey, or by train to Totnes on the Great Western main line.
Buckfastleigh is around 22 miles from Exeter, 21 miles from Plymouth, 19 miles from Dartmouth and 13 miles from Paignton.
We have teamed up with our two fantastic neighbouring attractions to offer superb value 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day joint tickets. It’s one of Devon’s most varied days out that really does offer something for all the family day out. It’s a real treat and, with special price joint tickets, fantastic value too! Click the logo below for more details.
Sign up to our Newsletter to receive updates from the South Devon Railway, with information on special events and other interesting things at the railway.