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Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin General Station Harleigh Road, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, England
+44 1208 73555
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Enjoyable Afternoon

My wife and I called in by chance whilst visiting Bodmin and just managed to find a space in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
34057
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Bath, United Kingdom
Dad's 84th birthday treat, he loved it!

We took our Dad for his 84th birthday for a ride and he loved it, in fact we all loved it. It's so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane H
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Halton, Buckinghamshire
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Cornwall's Premier Steam Railway will appeal to all age groups.Join us for a leisurely 13 mile journey through scenic Cornish countryside evocative of a 1950's Branch line.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bodmin General Station Harleigh Road, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I called in by chance whilst visiting Bodmin and just managed to find a space in the car park which was free. We were delighted to find a train was about to depart to Boscarne Junction so we decided to have a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our Dad for his 84th birthday for a ride and he loved it, in fact we all loved it. It's so beautifully cared for and the staff couldn't be more delightful. There's almost an air theatre to it but very well run. Our...More

2  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came here as a local with my grandson for boys jolly day out, he is nearly 3. I came here years ago when my own children were small and it has lost none of its charm. The Christmas specials hold very special memories. Not...More

1  Thank Newquaygreen1
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're really pleased to hear you had a good visit. We'll look forward to welcoming you back for Christmas! Tickets for Santa by Steam will be going on sale soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Bodmin & Wenford Railway with 6 Adults and 2 Children in August 2017. As a group of railway enthusiast we enjoyed our visit. We did feel that the cost of the tickets were slightly expensive compared to some railways but its nice...More

2  Thank Simon C
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your visit, and we'll take on board your comments for things we can consider or improve in future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband treated myself and my son to a journey on the lovely steam train. Took me back to my childhood when my grandparents used to take us to the seaside on the train :D Would definitely recommend

1  Thank Deb C
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really pleased you had a great visit - what a lovely way to celebrate your birthday. Thanks for the recommendation, and hopefully we'll see you all again in future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think we're a bit spoilt in Kent, as the two similar railways I would compare this with are superior. Better carriages, longer journeys, more exciting destinations and things like interactive model railways, cafes and playgrounds. None of which I saw on our visit -...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments. We are limited by the space we have for playgrounds (we are just finishing our Boscarne Junction picnic area), but we do have cafes at both our Bodmin General and Bodmin Parkway Stations. There is also an exhibition coach with information...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have always wanted to travel on a Steam Train, so we opted to visit the Bodmin and Wenford Railway with our little girl and teenage son. The staff were fantastic, very welcoming, friendly and full of smiles (other attractions could learn...More

1  Thank Paul N
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your kind comments, I will make sure these are passed on to our brilliant team of volunteers. We're always pleased to hear about great experiences with us, we do always try to make everyone feel welcome - even pandas!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my hubby have been on a few hotel murder mysteries and we could not for the life of us fathom out how they were going to do one on a train. It was excellent even my 11 year old granddaughter got into the...More

1  Thank helen c
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for the recommendation. Glad you all had a good time - did your experienced team of detectives manage to identify the murderer correctly?!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had checked the timetable so arrived to find out it was diesel day.We spent about two hours there.Once on the train we stayed on and did both journeys.There are some nice views as you go down each line.Parking is handy if you can get...More

1  Thank normatmac
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed our heritage diesel day, and your trip on the railway. If you're particularly interested in diesel, don't miss our Diesel Gala event, 16th September. Or for something different, the 17th August Pub Quiz train is diesel-hauled too!

Reviewed 1 week ago

As my review title suggests, this is the most disappointing steam train line we have been on and we have been on a fair few. No great scenery apart from a herd of cows trying to outrun the train. So sorry.More

2  Thank Chica669
Hannah I, Visitor, Events & Marketing Manager at Bodmin & Wenford Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh dear! Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit - but let me highlight a few of the things that you probably saw but may have overlooked. I know that as our lines leave Bodmin you'll see some back gardens, but even these make...More

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caz43670
31 May 2017|
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Response from Hannah I | Property representative |
Hi. We currently have Tornado at Bodmin & Wenford from 31st May to 4th June 2017, which is £13 for standard travel for an adult (return trip to Bodmin Parkway). Typically our Freedom of the Line ticket to travel both lines... More
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PhylH250
22 May 2017|
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Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
The timetable varies over the holiday season and it can ve viewed here by visiting their web site (bodminrailway) aand looking fore times and fares
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Dolores A
28 October 2016|
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Response from Hannah I | Property representative |
In December we are running our very popular and festive Santa by Steam trains and on the 23rd December trains depart from our main station here at Bodmin General at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 15.45. You will need to book your... More
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