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Dartmoor Railway

Okehampton Railway Station Station Road, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EJ, England
+44 1837 55164
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Okes train station

A great place to catch a sunday train to Exeter and beyond. At xmas always has a christmas special... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michael l
via mobile
Not the Best

i went in 2015 and it was not in my liking, we arrived at okehampton station after walking about 4... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackson M
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  • Excellent71%
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  • Average7%
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“hot chocolate” (23 reviews)
“north pole” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Okehampton Railway Station Station Road, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EJ, England
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+44 1837 55164
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"hot chocolate"
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"north pole"
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"the polar express"
in 36 reviews
"cookies"
in 27 reviews
"next year"
in 14 reviews
"father christmas"
in 9 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 3 reviews
"return journey"
in 4 reviews
"summer sunday"
in 2 reviews
"singing dancing"
in 2 reviews
"mulled wine"
in 2 reviews
"walking or cycling"
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"branch line"
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"sunday service"
in 2 reviews
"station buffet"
in 3 reviews
"children and adults"
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"train service"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to catch a sunday train to Exeter and beyond. At xmas always has a christmas special running giving the children happy memories

Thank michael l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went in 2015 and it was not in my liking, we arrived at okehampton station after walking about 4 miles from the nearest car park, and up hill all the way, only to find there was on at the station which we werent told...More

Thank Jackson M
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

I visited the Dartmoor Railway yesterday with my son and his friend who are both passionate about trains. Now that the Sunday service from Exeter to Okehampton is being run by GWR again until September this is a good time to visit this lovely little...More

2  Thank Thomas R
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We cycled to Okehampton station on the Granite Way Cycle route. What a little gem! It was like stepping back in time! We had a very welcome coffee and cake on the platform cafe. We visited the Museum that was run by a friendly volunteer.

Thank tucker123227
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Reading some of the reviews obviously other people were mislead as well. We booked for the Polar Express and the website looked the same but failed to notice 'the train to Christmas Town'. The previous year it was the Polar Express which was really good....More

1  Thank Bristol-couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Great little cafe and lovely to be in the atmosphere of a pretty posh branch line station. The youth hostel next door looks good too

Thank RobininBRISTOL
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Still maintaining its feel of authenticity and texture, the steam railway takes you back, through education and experience, to a time when the rails were a vital artery connecting Britain to transatlantic liner travel.

Thank Philip B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Brilliant train ride to 'North Pole' departing from Okehampton Railway station. A 2 hour steam train trip full of Christmas fun for children and adults alike. Continual entertainment throughout the whole journey, visits from Polar Bear, Father Christmas, his elf and the 'Station Master.'

Thank Jaimie353
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the location and the car parking was great, but that was the best thing about it! The train ride, wasnt even a train ride. Went a short way then stopped! Was completely pointless. The staff were all something else and I'm convinced they...More

1  Thank SomersetTake1
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Average, expensive for what it is. Your 2hr experience includes queuing to get in, some blokes reading a book on stage on the station, a couple of girls singing out of tune then around a 45 minute train journey which was ok. Kids enjoyed the...More

Thank rob7bow
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lmbull
5 October 2017|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe short staffed out of season, try emailing. I would not expect problems as I have always found them very reliable.
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maureenweston1956
29 December 2016|
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Response from _philsmithelc26 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, unsure myself sorry not much help. Try calling them on 01837 52762. Hope this helps.
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