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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.

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.

Ride the South Devon Railway and, while you are with us, you can 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.

SPEND THE DAY WITH US! 

A BRILLIANT ALL-WEATHER ATTRACTION!

Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, at the South Devon Railway for a train ride unlike any other. Thomas has come all the way from the Island of Sodor for a day of family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine.

It’s fantastic value! One ticket covers everything! Pre-booking is strongly recommended.

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Dining Trains
Join one of our popular Dining Trains from Buckfastleigh station and enjoy a traditional Sunday Lunch or Afternoon Tea. Plus, keep an eye out for new events and themed evenings that will be added throughout the year.

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Spring Sale – EXTENDED!

Tickets for our Spring Sale are still available!
£1 off adults and senior tickets, 50p off child fares.
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