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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station Station Road | Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge PO33 4DS, England
+44 1983 882204
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Could be better

Positives- looks amazing, well kept and it's like a journey back in time. The trains are... read more

Reviewed today
Steve K
Greater London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great day out

To be honest, a few of our group were not particularly looking forward to this however we all... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England accredited, award winning attraction is a true journey into nostalgia. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages provide a view of the Island's unspoilt countryside. Your ticket includes unlimited day travel and access the NEW Train Story Discovery Centre. With the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund this £1.2 Million project opened in April 2014. Packed with interactive activities and fascinating displays, journey through the Island's very own Train Story. For details of the days trains run and timetable you can save money by booking online in advance.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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The Railway Station Station Road | Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge PO33 4DS, England
+44 1983 882204
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Reviewed today via mobile

Positives- looks amazing, well kept and it's like a journey back in time. The trains are amazing. Negatives- not cheap, the train timetable has a few long gaps in it- so make sure you arrive at the right time. Also the train journey is very...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To be honest, a few of our group were not particularly looking forward to this however we all really enjoyed it. Nice trip on the train with opportunities to get off at the end of the line stations to watch the engine move to the...More

Thank Melissa-Rollison
Reviewed yesterday

What a beautiful little place, so much for the kids to do, play areas, birds of prey, museum, restaurant Staff are so helpful and knowledgeable

Thank Carly J
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed visiting here, managed to get in using a wheelchair and had access onto the trains as they had relevant ramps, toilets were good and fully accessible, a good and enjoyable day out made better by attending on their Victorian weekend when further events were...More

Thank modernitymark
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It took us by surprise how good this was. We were passing and though we would have a ride on a steam train. There is a lot more here than expected. There us a falconry on site and we saw a display of a vulture,...More

Thank Mum_of_3-Jane
Reviewed yesterday

My girlfriend was not keen on going to this place but when leaving the I.O.W to come home she said 'best place we visited' and we saw A LOT. She loved the steam trains and the history behind the train lines on the island. As...More

Thank Leo135
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this place!!! My 2 year old was so excited by the trains plus the play areas. The cafe looks great although we just had an ice cream from the kiosk. Beautiful train journey!

Thank emmastartbox
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice set up and travel all day Children loved it and asked loads of questions Plenty to see and staff are all very helpful and knowledgeable

Thank jodycav
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thought we would enjoy a nice lunch at the Havenstreet Steam railway cafe. Unfortunately we were not allowed through unless we paid £5 each platform fee. What a rip off do they want customers or are they happy fleecing everybody.More

1  Thank johnilford
Peter V, General Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is incredibly disappointing to receive a poor review from a 'reviewer' who has not visited our Railway! It is possibly best that I explain a little background to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. We are a registered educational charity and we work incredibly...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The train ride and museum offer a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on the isle of wight, and with clement weather (unfortunately not the case for us) maybe even a day with walks on offer. Only comment would be the slightly uninspiring...More

Thank slampard2017
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23 July 2017|
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Response from 771colin | Reviewed this property |
About 10 to 15 mins depending where n traffic
16 July 2017|
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Response from fjp94 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed for the whole day but left the station at Wootton for lunch.
Tam E
28 June 2017|
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Response from Z9888VRhelenc | Reviewed this property |
There is a small discount. I think they took off £1.50 from both the carer's ticket and the disabled person's one