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Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway

  • Bodmin, Cornwall, United Kingdom (UK)

Last updated: 28 April, 2024

Explore the beautiful landscapes Bodmin Moor in vintage style on this beautifully-restored heritage railway. Steam trains chug their way along a 13-mile round trip through woodland and rolling Cornish countryside, passing picturesque villages and alongside the idyllic River Camel. It starts and finishes at the beautiful heritage station of Bodmin General.

The railway was originally part of the Great Western Railway and was closed in the 1960s but was reopened as a heritage railway in the 1980s. It makes for a nostalgic journey that will appeal to all ages, enhanced by charming Victorian stations, vintage signage, and puffs of steam billowing from the engine

Check the events section on the website for special calendar events such as murder mystery evenings and Santa trains. Kids will love it – and go half price.


Price from: £20
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around
Duration: 2 hours

Getting there & doing it

If you’re coming by car, park at Bodmin General. If you’re coming by train, you can pick it up at Bodmin Parkway station, though it align with mainline services and you may not get a seat.

You can buy on the day when you arrive, but it is subject to availability and you’re better to book tickets online on the website in advance to save your seat. The journey takes about 2 hours.

When to do it

The train runs all year round, and there are multiple departures per day, but only on selected days of the week (more in summer, fewer in winter). See the online timetable for departures.