Transport Attractions in Dartmouth
Be transported through the ages with a variety of day trips in Dartmouth on offer to those who love a bit of nostalgia!
Birth place of the steam engine, Dartmouth is the home of the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK. Take a river cruise on the River Dart on the Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer, and learn about Dartmouth’s history and heritage, passing by Bayards Cove, Warfleet Creek, Dartmouth and Kingswear Castles, and the Royal Naval College to name but a few.
If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, take a trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway from Kingswear to the town of Paignton. The 6 mile long railway takes in stunning views of the English Riviera coastline, then through the South Devon countryside at Greenway – holiday home of Agatha Christie and along the banks of the River Dart to Kingswear.
The Round Robin offers an award winning day out for all the family, taking the Steam Train, passenger ferry, river cruise and bus between Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes.
If you love steam engines – make sure you visit the Thomas Newcomen Engine at the Dartmouth Information Centre to see the oldest preserved steam engine in the world.
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We are unique in offering combined steam railway, bus and boat adventures (river and sea) for days out in South Devon. Try our award winning Round Robin circular tour - it’s a great full day excursion!
The Newcomen Engine House, attached to Dartmouth TIC , houses one of the few surviving 'Atmospheric Engines'. Built in 1720 to Thomas Newcomen's original design, this is the oldest preserved Steam Engine in the world.