Bodmin and Wenford Railway

In a nutshell

Journey back in time on this nostalgic railway which is operated by steam locomotives through the beautiful Cornish countryside.


General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1AG

Contact details

Tel: 01208 73555

Web: www.bodminrailway.co.uk

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Bodmin and Wenford Railway details...

Have a great family day out and one that the children will thoroughly enjoy and remember! Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel, with a journey back in time on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. Use the Satnav postcode as given, which will direct you to the free car park directly adjacent to the station and available for the exclusive use of the Railway’s visitors. You can even take your pet dog along for the ride! Dogs are welcome on the standard, day-time service trains.

Head to the delightful Railway Shop where you can buy your tickets. Tickets for special event days and dining trains can be purchased online prior to a visit and will be held for seven days. Now everybody is ready to climb aboard Cornwall’s only full size railway, which is still operated by steam locomotives! You can relax in style and enjoy a leisurely 13-mile round trip, through beautiful countryside, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone age.

The train runs from Bodmin Parkway through to Boscarne Junction via the line’s principal station at Bodmin General where all trains reverse. Boscarne was the junction of the original Bodmin and Wadebridge Railway. At one time the location was quite a busy place, with trains heading to and from various stations, though it is a lot quieter these days! Enjoy all the delights of a Cornish branch line in the 1950s, as it reveals itself during the course of your journey.

For something a little special, treat the family to a journey on a dining train! The Cornish Belle Dining Train departs from Bodmin General Station on a return journey through the Cornish countryside, lasting approximately two hours. Lunchtime trains depart at 12.35pm and there are also opportunities from time to time to enjoy a delicious cream tea on board and under steam. Look out for great special event days throughout the year, such as ’half price and kids go free’ weekends, Victorian Days and of course, Santa by Steam in December!

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Bodmin and Wenford Railway Events

Santa by Steam 2019 at Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Open 30th November 2019 - 24th December 2019

Don't miss a wonderful train journey with Santa at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway in Cornwall. Held on selected dates from 30 November to 24 December.

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