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Loved this visit. Access to the adapted victorian carriage was done with the help of excellent... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
831carolew
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Great day out

This is the 2nd visit this year and won’t be the last. Restored steam engines and carriages, train... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
jane j
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this visit. Access to the adapted victorian carriage was done with the help of excellent staff- who were friendly & professional. Access to all areas was easily achieved by myself. I loved the Train story & the shop was well stocked. It was the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 831carolew
IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. Being a heritage railway and working in and around infrastructure designed and built in an age when consideration for those less mobile was not high on the priority list we work very hard to ensure all of...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This is the 2nd visit this year and won’t be the last. Restored steam engines and carriages, train story shows what they look like before restoration, the added bonus of a short display of owls and great staff only too happy to answer any questions....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jane j
IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. I'm delighted to read you have visited the Railway on more than one occasion this year. We work extremely hard to provide our visitors with the same high standard of heritage experience every day and continually look...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

We were in the Isle of Wight over bank holiday and went to the steam fair at Havenstreet on the Monday. The railway really put on a good show with traction engines, vintage cars & vehicles, sideshows and plenty of things to keep children amused,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. This year saw the 44th annual Steam Show take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, as you rightly say there was never a dull moment. Indeed plans are already underway to make next years 45th event...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

First impression is it is much bigger than I expected. The first part tells the story of the railway and even as a local I soon learned several things I never knew previously. As you move on to the trains which are or have been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WightStripe
IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. I'm delighted you were able to enjoy your day, it is particularly heartening although you are local top us we were able to enlighten you on things previously unknown. Thank you for mentioning the high standard of...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

Went here with my wife and my mother. There is lots to look at , including many old trains and carriages and the train journey was great fun. Would definitley recommend.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed our heritage experience so much you would recommend us in future. In addition to there being lots to look at our museums and Train Story (Discovery Centre) have plenty of interactive...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Parked the car at Wootton a Station, easy to find and it’s free. Caught the train from there travelled 1st Class to Smallbrook, then back to Havenstreet in time for lunch. Walked around the shop, museum, story of the railway and chatted to staff carrying...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. I'm delighted to hear you truly engaged with our heritage experience, so much so you stayed on the train for another round trip. A great benefit from our all day rover tickets. As you rightly say, our...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

We caught the service bus to Wootton and then there was just a short walk to the station. Parking is available for those arriving by car. From Wootton, we travelled the length of the railway to Smallbrook and then back to Havenstreet Station. This is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. It's nice to see you took advantage of the Islands excellent public transport to meet our train at Wootton, something we hope to encourage more in the future. As you rightly say, Havenstreet station is the centre...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I went here with friends and travelled up and down the line, it's was fabulous. It's amazing how much pleasure I took travelling on the steam train. The staff are very helpful and only too willing to tell you all about the engines and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. I'm delighted to read how much you seemed to enjoy your visit, truly engaging with our heritage experience. Once again, thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Spent good morning on steam train trip & looking round museum and grounds, booked ticket online to save money on ticket price. Enjoyed it. Many thanks

Date of experience: September 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your review. Perhaps we'll welcome you back to the Railway sometime in the future?

Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was a pleasant day out. "Rover" ticket means you travel as much as you want. Track is a little short. Plenty to do at Havenstreet, but nowhere else. All other stations seem to be in the middle of nowhere. Another point to be careful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your review. I'm pleased to read you enjoyed a pleasant day out with us. As you rightly say there is plenty to do at Havenstreet, the centre of the Railway's operation. A round trip on our Railway is approximately 10...More

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I am sure I saw dogs there, I would ring to check would highly recommend it though
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