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Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Wootton Bridge

4.5
#5 of 43 in Sightseeing in Isle of Wight
Landmark Tourist Spot
Travel through the pristine English countryside on Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Spanning 9 km (5.5 mi), the railway runs between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton. Ride in classically restored carriages as the steam engines pull you through the natural scenery of the Isle of Wight. Get off at Havenstreet Station and visit the model railway exhibit and museum, or get a bite to eat. A one-day ticket allows for unlimited travel, so take your time exploring the many villages on the railway. Plan to visit during the annual Island Steam Show in August to see impressive displays of steam power and traditional fairgrounds. Put Isle of Wight Steam Railway into our Wootton Bridge vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Wootton Bridge.
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  • Lovely day out staff very helpful, train ride took me back in time. Food very good had steak and ale pie 2 veg and a potatoes. Good value. Can take a picnic.  more »
  • We've been here many times, as my son with autism is fascinated by all things steam engine! He loves it here. Plenty to do and see. Good shop and cafe, plus a picnic area and play area. Woodlands walk...  more »
  • Travelled as a third class passenger which was still expensive but wanted to get the experience of a steam train. What a disappointment not very good views of the island lots of bushes and cut down tr...  more »
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  • Excellent experience of a really authentic vintage railway setting. The work put in by volunteers has really paid off. We were lucky to go on a day that a group of children visited in wartime evacuation dress. I hope they enjoyed it much as my wife and I. One small point - wartime music or at least 50s 60s music in the tea room would round it off perfectly...
  • Would have given six or more stars but the limits five. Took my wife with me, who, although has limited mobility, was in a wheel chair. Station, platform and train staff were very helpful despite the access around the main station being accessible. Food in their restaurant was good and the disabled toilets clean and accessible. I would recommend to anyone who wants a good day out.
  • One of the best steam railways in the country, with vintage carriages, some over one hundred years old, lovingly restored and pulled behind steam engines. Everything possible has been done to recreate the atmosphere of a pre-war rural railway. Excellent museum exhibition and a good cafĂ©. A great day out for all the family.
  • Great place to spend the day. Good value for money. Great staff and spot on food
  • Loved it! Just loved it. It was fantastic, well priced, well connected, great staff, great trains, great Museum - it's brilliant just go if you enjoy steam trains you won't be disappointed.