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Bodmin & Wenford Railway

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Address: Bodmin General Station Harleigh Road, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1208 73555
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Cornwall's Premier Steam Railway will appeal to all age groups.Join us for...

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.

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Santa by steam trip December 2016

We visited Santa by steam this year - was a bit wary due to some reviews but booked anyway and I must say it was lovely ..we got on and within 10 minutes of moving we were then... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Santa by steam this year - was a bit wary due to some reviews but booked anyway and I must say it was lovely ..we got on and within 10 minutes of moving we were then called to go down and see Santa ..his grotto was nice and you had a lovely bagful of presents .. my 6... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an avid rider on heritage railways, I can safely say the Bodmin and Wenford railway ticks all the boxes. Bodmin Station is very olde worlde quaint with a lovely tearoom. From there the track forks off to the right to join the Camel Trail walkway, the locomotive runs around then returns to Bodmin before leaving on the left fork... More 

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a meal on the belle carriage which is showing its age but very quaint. The trip was very nice however because we were eating we missed some of the views. meal was ok but not over impressed for the price. We had roast beef which I feel was over done and the veg was not much better! The... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had a great day out on a steam driving course, staff very welcoming and friendly a lot to learn , properly a once in a life time event ,but well worth it , the people in my group throughly enjoyed their time too , most relaxing day ( for them ) !!

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had a good time at the Murder Mystery Night on the Steam Train. Pros - It was well heated, the Buffet was reasonably priced, the Murder Actors were very good. Cons - The carriages were not as old as I was expecting - I was hoping for ones with Tables and lamps etc. The Murder "Story" didn't seem to... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Enjoying a steam train journey to Hogwarts it wasn't. Boarding the train I realised the carriage was not in keeping with the age of the Engine 50s/60s carriage and not at its best, nostalgia did not take place. The train was so slow I am not sure it got out of second gear at one time there I felt me... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have to use up a lot of Brownie points to get my wife on a heritage line train, but having convinced her this was worth it she agreed. We found a place in the car park, lovely station and the staff very helpful and friendly. The ride unfortunately can only be described as tolerable. A trundle down to Boscarne... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent day out can get on and off as you please. Great to take the grandchildren. Picnic lunch ideal.

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2 Thank mesh18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Diesel driving experience Book go, fantastic day. Staff warm and welcoming, very hands on with a full day of activity. Partners and families can ride along in the carriage too. Great from start to finish.

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2 Thank divinedorset
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a couple of hours visit to the old steam railway in Bodmin. Staff very helpful and friendly. Wonderful to slow down and 'step back in time'. We travelled the complete journey. The carriages we travelled on had a buffet car & clean loo! I understand this attraction is run by volunteers.....? Well, well done to them! A credit to... More 

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