Dartmouth Steam Railway

Take a trip back in time and travel on the majestic Dartmouth Steam Railway between Paignton & Kingswear.

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Paignton Station

Passing Goodrington Beach

Travelling alongside the river Dart.

Pulling into Kingswear

Kingswear Station.

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Location/Facts:

A return trip to Dartmouth will cost

  • Adults £16.75
  • Child £10.00
  • Family Ticket 2 Adults 3 children £45.50.

This also includes the passenger ferry Kingswear to Dartmouth.

If you have the time the time buy the famous Round Robin tour, it’s the best way to explore! This includes the steam train, river boat and bus visiting the towns of Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes. Journey times are: steam train (30 minutes), river boat (90 minutes) and bus (30 minutes).

This is an award-winning ticket and a favourite with the locals both young and old. Often used to include all the fun of an ale trail with many interesting pubs along the way.

  • The Round Robin runs from 1st April to 28th October in 2017.
  • The Round Robin changes daily due to the tides on the River Dart at Totnes.

Round Robin Prices

  • Adult £26.50
  • Child (3-15) £16.00
  • Concession (aged 60 +) £25.00
  • Family Ticket (2 Ad & max 3ch) £71.50

Getting There:

Queens Park Station, Torbay Rd, Paignton TQ4 6AF. Directly behind the Paignton Train station.

Nearby Destinations:

Helpful Tips:

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Kingswear to Dartmouth Passenger Ferry

If your walking and you want to get straight to the heart of Dartmouth, this ferry drops you off right next to the harbour smack in the middle of the town center.

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Location/Facts:

  • Also known as the Dartmouth Steam Ferry.
  • There are records of a Kingswear Ferry as early as 1365.
  • Monday to Saturday Times
    • First ferry from Kingswear 7:40am – last ferry 11:15pm.
    • First ferry from Dartmouth 7.30am – last ferry 11:10pm.
  • Sunday Times
    • First ferry from Kingswear 9:10am – last ferry 11:15pm.
    • First ferry from Dartmouth 9:00am – last ferry 11:10pm.
  • Note that the crew take a break at the following times (daily):
    • Last ferry from Dartmouth before break    6:15pm.
    • Last ferry from Kingswear before break    6:20pm.
    • First ferry from Dartmouth after break    7:00pm.
    • First ferry from Kingswear after break    7:10pm.
  • Fares
    • Adult £1.50
    • Children £0.50 (Under 3’s Free)

Getting There:

Dartmouth Sat Nav TQ6 9BH, Kingswear TQ6 0AA.

Helpful Tips:

  • If you cross regularly, a book of 20 tickets can be purchased for £10.00 (adults) and £7.50 (children)
  • Dogs welcome.

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Kingsbeer Festival - KingsBeer Festival is set just behind the Kingswear railway station. Being right on the embankment it has great views of the River Dart. There was over 60 ales from across the UK, around 10 ciders (plus wines and soft drinks) and live music to keep you entertained! … Continue reading Kingsbeer Festival

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Kingswear to Dartmouth Lower Ferry

I always use the lower ferry when travelling to and from Dartmouth, the staff are always friendly, it has great views either side and its cheaper than the higher ferry.

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Location/Facts:

  • The ferry has been transporting vehicles and foot passengers between Dartmouth and Kingswear since the 1700’s
  • The Ferry is operated using a floating platform pushed along by a tug carrying up to 8 cars.
  • The crossing offers lovely views of Dartmouth, Kingswear, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth Castle and the open sea.
  • There are records of a Kingswear Ferry as early as 1365.

The Lower Ferry operates 7 days a week all year, apart from Christmas Day.

  • Monday to Saturday Times
    • First ferry from Kingswear 7:00am – last ferry 10:45pm.
    • First ferry from Dartmouth 7:10am – last ferry 10:55pm.
  • Sunday Times
    • First ferry from Kingswear 8:00am – last ferry 10:45pm.
    • First ferry from Dartmouth 8:10am – last ferry 10:55pm.

Single Journey Prices:

  • Foot passengers/bicycle with rider    Adults £1.50
  • Children (5-16yrs) £0.50p (under 5’s, dogs go free)
  • Motor car/van single ticket    £5.00
  • Motor car/van return ticket    £8.50
  • Car & Caravan single ticket    £9.00
  • Motorcycle single ticket   £2.20
  • Commercial Vehicle 1000kg-1800kg (UW) single ticket   £5.00
  • Commercial Vehicle 1801kg – 3500kg (UW)  single ticket  £6.50

Ferry Savers:

(available for purchase from the ferry)

  • Foot Passengers/bicycle with rider  –  £23.00 40 crossings
  • Motor Car/Van/Commercial vehicle  – £50.00 40 crossings
  • Motor Car/Van/Commercial vehicle  – £27.00 20 crossings
  • Motor Car/Van/Commercial vehicle  – £18.00 10 crossings
  • Motorcycle                                        – £16.00 20 crossings

Fleet Cards available for Businesses – £1.30 per crossing

Getting There:

Dartmouth Sat Nav TQ6 9AP, Kingswear TQ6 0AA.

Helpful Tips:

  • The ferry is fully equipped to accommodate wheelchair users and crews are there to assist.
  • If you cross regularly, ask about the 40 crossing ferry saver.

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Kingswear to Dartmouth Passenger Ferry - If your walking and you want to get straight to the heart of Dartmouth, this ferry drops you off right next to the harbour smack in the middle of the town center.… Continue reading Kingswear to Dartmouth Passenger Ferry
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The Ship Inn, Kingswear - In the small riverside village of Kingswear is this traditional 15th-century English pub. It has spectacular views from the terrace overlooking the river Dart. Comfortable bar area where two open fires add to the warm atmosphere.… Continue reading The Ship Inn, Kingswear
Kingsbeer Festival - KingsBeer Festival is set just behind the Kingswear railway station. Being right on the embankment it has great views of the River Dart. There was over 60 ales from across the UK, around 10 ciders (plus wines and soft drinks) and live music to keep you entertained! … Continue reading Kingsbeer Festival

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George & Dragon, Dartmouth

I hadn’t been in here since they completed the rebuild. It is now a large, modern pub designed around serving food. It has three levels, the front has a big beer garden with tables and umbrellas, I believe it’s the only beer garden offering outdoor dining in Dartmouth. There are several cool metal sculptures of dragons around and some wall art of ships from all ages on the River Dart and in Dartmouth Harbour.

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Location/Facts:

The George and Dragon has been a public house for nearly 200 years and was originally situated next to a line of Shipbuilders that reached along the foreshore that is now Mayors Avenue and the Car Park to Coronation Park and beyond.

The Pub is shown on the 1885 and earlier town maps in the Dartmouth museum and first mentions of the site being used as a Public House are from 1823.

Always serving a minimum of four real ales including St Austell Tribute, Exmoor Gold, Jail Ale and a changing local guest ale.

Getting There:

Car, Dartmouth car park has 195 spaces and right opposite the pub.

  • Summer – Mon-Sun 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • 30 Mins £0.60
  • 1 Hour £1.30
  • 2 Hours £2.60
  • 3 Hours £3.90
  • 4 Hours £5.20
  • Overnight £2.00 (Overnight: In after 6:00pm Out by 8:00am)
  • Winter – Mon-Sun 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • 1 Hour £0.90
  • 2 Hours £1.80
  • 3 Hours £2.70
  • 4 Hours £3.60
  • Max £6.00
  • Overnight Free (Overnight: In after 6:00pm Out by 8:00am)

Weather:
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Helpful Tips:

  • Family and dog-friendly, but no dogs in the upstairs restaurant. Except for guide dogs.

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Visit Dartmouth

Situated on the mouth of the River Dart, Dartmouth is a beautiful town with historic streets, scenic river and surrounded by South Devon countryside.

Location/Facts:

Set on the western side estuary of the River Dart, which is a long narrow tidal river that runs as far as Totnes.

The Britannia Royal Naval College located on the hill overlooking the town and has been training Officers since 1863.

The earliest street in Dartmouth to be recorded by name (in the 13th century) is Smith Street. The Butterwalk was built around 1635 to 1640.

The oldest building is a former merchant’s house in Higher Street, The Cherub, built circa 1380.

Accommodation:

  • Airbnb, from £20 a night for a private room, while entire apartments/homes can start from around £40 a night, this would be my recommended option.
  • Hostel, No hostels in Dartmouth.
  • Camping, Dartmouth devon camping, Leonards Cove Holiday Park.
  • B&B & Guest Houses, there are plenty to choose just decide if you want self catering or not from £30 to £200 a night. 
  • Hotel, up to £200 a night at the Royal Castle

Getting Around:

  • Car, Free on street parking is limited. There is a pay & display car park with 195 spaces or in the summer there’s a park and ride system by Lidl supermarket.
  • Bus, The No. 120 from Paignton and cross the lower ferry. From Totnes catch the X64 that stops at the pontoon by the harbour.
  • Ferry, you can use either the foot passenger or the lower/higher vehicle ferry.
  • Train, catch the steam train from Paignton, then use the ferry.
  • Walking, unless you want to head out of town, most things are easily within walking distance.

Nearby To Do’s:

Where To Eat & Drink:

  • Bayard’s Cove Inn
  • Castle Tea Rooms
  • Cherub (built circa 1380)
  • Dartmouth Arms
  • Floating Bridge Inn
  • George Dragon
  • Royal Castle
  • Rockfish

Where To Find Them:

Nearby Destinations:

Weather:
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Helpful Tips:

  • Get £30 off your first Airbnb trip of £55 or more click here.

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Dartmouth Steam Railway - Take a trip back in time and travel on the majestic Dartmouth Steam Railway between Paignton & Kingswear.… Continue reading Dartmouth Steam Railway
Kingswear to Dartmouth Passenger Ferry - If your walking and you want to get straight to the heart of Dartmouth, this ferry drops you off right next to the harbour smack in the middle of the town center.… Continue reading Kingswear to Dartmouth Passenger Ferry
Kingswear to Dartmouth Lower Ferry - I always use the lower ferry when travelling to and from Dartmouth, the staff are always friendly, it has great views either side and its cheaper than the higher ferry.… Continue reading Kingswear to Dartmouth Lower Ferry
George & Dragon, Dartmouth - I hadn't been in here since they completed the rebuild. It is now a large, modern pub designed around serving food. It has three levels, the front has a big beer garden with tables and umbrellas, I believe it's the only beer garden offering outdoor dining in Dartmouth. There are several cool metal sculptures of dragons around and some wall art of ships from all ages on the River Dart and in Dartmouth Harbour.… Continue reading George & Dragon, Dartmouth
Visit Dartmouth - Situated on the mouth of the River Dart, Dartmouth is a beautiful town with historic streets, scenic river and surrounded by South Devon countryside.… Continue reading Visit Dartmouth

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