The famous countryside of South Devon looks even more beautiful when it’s viewed from the inside of a chugging steam train, and thanks to the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company it’s never been easier to experience the views from the sea and the tracks all in one trip.
One of the most unique family attractions in Dartmouth and Kingswear, the steam railway and river boat combine to make a day’s sightseeing into a Devon adventure. The Round Robin trip is the most popular choice and includes a round trip by train, boat and bus. The nostalgic steam train travels 7 miles along the beautiful South Devon coast through the Dart Valley before passengers can hop onto the Dartmouth passenger ferry at Kingswear. A scenic cruise along the River Dart can drop passengers off at Totnes where an open-top bus operates to Paignton.
Each town on the trip has its own unique character, so whether you can’t wait to walk the cobbled streets of Dartmouth or explore the family-friendly resort of Paignton you’ll find something for everyone in each. Dogs are welcome, and there’s a whole range of trips to choose from as part of your visit. The Round Robin is one of the most popular ways to see more of the South Devon region and you’ll find the visitor centre at Kingswear Station.