Dartmouth Steam Railway

The Dartmouth Steam Railway runs from Paignton to Kinswear daily from February to November with ticket prices starting from £10.

This traditional steam train takes in spectacular scenery on its journey, including seven miles of stunning coast and the beautiful River Dart.

There are three full days out available incorporating the steam railway;

The Sea Train- This journey involves a boat trip across Torbay, around the nature reserve, ‘Berry Head’ at Brixham and on to the historic town of Dartmouth, where one has time to go ashore to take in its olde worlde charm and unique shops. Then it’s a short ferry crossing to Kingswear and a thirty minute ride on the steam train back to Paignton.

Round Robin Torquay- This is a combined ticket allowing one to make a circular journey. Firstly a bus to Paignton, take the steam train to Kingswear, the ferry to Dartmouth then a river cruise to Totnes, and a return bus to Torquay.

Steam and Cruise- Travel by bus to Paignton, then board the steam train to Kingswear. A quick ferry crossing to Dartmouth, then it’s time for a circular river cruise (lasting for approximately one hour), then return via steam train from Kingswear and a bus back to Torquay.

Dogs are accepted on all trips for an additional £1 charge.

Prices, times and tickets are all available from the Visitor Information Centre in Torquay.

These are wonderful days out for all ages and abilities and a great way to take in the surrounding area.




Re-Opening Monday 6th July 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel and our restaurant on Monday 6th July. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us over the last four months.

Although your next stay with us will be slightly different, it will still be the same calm and peaceful, relaxing and restorative place you have come to know and love. A place where you can not only unwind, but enjoy great food and hospitality.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority

Initially, in order to ensure we can maintain the required social distance, we will only be open to guests booked to stay here in the hotel. It has seemed a long time since we closed our doors back in late March and so it will be a great joy to see our customers returning.

Booking with us

If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at contact@thehotelbalmoral.co.uk and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates. 

If you would like to make a new booking we have 10% off all our rates when you stay 2 nights or more in July to get this discount book online here at www.thehotelbalmoral.co.uk/book-online and enter the code 2NIGHT10 in the promotion code field.

This offer will apply to any room type when you book online

See you soon!
All of us at The Balmoral – Torquay