About 14 minutes from park
The Railway Station, Havenstreet Main Road, Ryde PO33 4DSVisit Website
Journey back in time, and through the beautiful English countryside, when you take a ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. The heritage railway speeds across 9km of rural scenery and is a fantastic place to visit for a memorable family day out!
Unsurprisingly, the most popular thing to do at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is climb aboard a train! The site has several beautifully restored trains dating back to the 1800s and the short-yet-scenic route was even used by Queen Victoria herself whenever she stayed at Osborne House. As you travel through serene fields and woodland, keep an eye out of the window for local wildlife such as red squirrels or deer. You’ll also stop off at historically preserved train stations like Wootton, a traditional Edwardian building complete with an old-fashioned ticket office. For the full route, take a look at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway map. The attraction’s main station at Havenstreet dates back to the 1940s and is where you’ll find the Train Story Discovery Centre. The museum is packed with interesting exhibits and gives you the chance to explore beautiful old locomotives which are no longer in use. If you get hungry during your day out at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet has a large picnic area in addition to a Refreshment Room selling sandwiches and homemade baked treats. Don’t forgot to check out the gift shop for fun themed keepsakes, including model trains!
Havenstreet Station is the best place to begin your Isle of Wight Steam Railway adventure. You’ll find it approximately 10 minutes by car from Newport. Head east along Staplers Road for three minutes and then turn onto Blacklands Lane. When you reach the T-junction, turn right onto Briddlesford Road and then take the first left down Combley Road. Continue to Havenstreet village and look out for signs for the station on your left. Once you arrive, you’ll find ample parking outside of the station.
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