North Devon Attractions - The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway




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While in North Devon a visit to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is a must for every steam train enthusiast and anyone with an interest in our past.  Woody Bay Station is the starting point for a short but lovely journey through some of North Devon's most beautiful countryside.
You will find all the staff very helpful and informative and there are great refreshments too! 

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
The railway opened in 1898, built to a gauge of one foot eleven and a half inches (600mm), and covered the 19 miles from Lynton to Barnstaple.  It closed in 1935 and was completely dismantled.  It was reopened in 2004, and so far one mile of track has been laid from Woody Bay station to Killington Lane.  The eventual aim is to reopen all 19 miles.  The next stage will be to reach Parracombe and Blackmoor Gate.

The railway is now owned by a Charitable Trust, and is run totally 'not for profit', with most of the work carried out by unpaid volunteers.  In addition to a ride on the railway visitors can experience the Edwardian tea rooms and a well-stocked shop.  Wheelchair access is provided. 

Full details of the timetable, fares and special events are on the railway's website.    Tel:01598 763487

Just a few of the visitor quotes

Great Little Railway!”- Barbara and Gerry Willburn, Longbeach, California, USA

“A lovely place to visit on a damp day! Its lovely to come somewhere, where a dog is made so welcome!”- Macmanard Family, Leicester

Very welcoming staff, lovely refreshments. Beautiful scenery and a really great steamy ride.”- Caroline Brooks and Family, Shibbington, Hants

Behind the scenes the restoration work never stops!

 Behind the scenes restoration work

Photography - Kate Price

Also Worth a Visit - Appledore, Crow Point, Fremington Quay, Morthoe, Great Torrington


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