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Buckfastleigh Site Opening
Whilst we cannot run trains at the moment, there’s plenty to see so why not come for a walk around the station and get up close to our exhibits. We’d love to see you!
Entry is free of charge, but we do ask for a donation (suggested £5 per person).
GWR Prairie Tank 2-6-2T No. 5542.
Gifts & Models
You can also place an order over the phone or visit our Ebay store.
Welcome to the
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.
This Christmas, for the first time ever, the South Devon Railway is thrilled to bring to you
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.
A truly magical experience for the whole family.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Update
It is with great sadness that THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride has had to be cancelled for 2020.
Please contact PNP Events Ltd. with any queries regarding the POLAR EXPRESS™ Cancellation.
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.
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