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Sunday 22 March


In 2016 the Isle of Wight Steam Railway was awarded a Gold Accolade from Visit England as well as the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.

To read some of the 1,230 plus reviews on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway posted on Tripadvisor to date click HERE.

On a day to day basis reviews are also received in-house via our Visitor Comments Book and here are just a small selection of the feedback we have received in 2016.

From our Visitor Comments Book

"A glorious slice of the past, enjoyable for the whole family." - JB, S Wales
"Great place for young and not-so-young! Beautifully kept and friendly staff. Will recommend it to others." - RS, N Ireland

"Excellent day out - loved the train, Train Story and kids craft in the warm!" - N,D,L, Z & F, Guildford
"Best Easter day out on the Island. Reasonably priced, fab events, staff friendly and helpful." - Mrs V, Newport IW

"Absolutely top-notch. Preserved railways do not come better than this." - ME, Lancashire

"Great day out, volunteers have such an energy - great that you keep it running." - A, L & C
"Fabulous day - thoroughly enjoyed the train ride, lovely scenery, excellent experience. Keep up the good work"! - G,S, R Taylor, Cardiff
"The icing on the cake has to be the Woodland trail - love the mix of wood, metal and plant life - and what humour!" - KH, S Yorks
"My annual visit - never to be missed. Good stuff all round." - MV, St Neots
"Fab day out. My 2 year old son loves trains and loved this day out. Well worth the money." - KL, Wiltshire
"Excellent; very well kept facility. Brings back happy memories of a bygone era." - PP, Basingstoke
"A real trip down memory lane." - GB family, Gosport.
"I walked through the woodland walk and stage - it was absolutely delightful - such a joy to walk through such lovely woodland. Thank you." - SF, Staines
"The best presented heritage railway we've seen." - R&SP, Bury St Edmunds
"Lovely day spent, will come back again." - D&D, Kent
"A lovely experience, stopping back in time. All very well kept and cared for. Thank you." - S&JR, Herefordshire
"Second time visiting and equally as good. Well done and keep up the great work"! - CE, Sussex
"Excellent steam trains and Museum exhibitions. A brilliant visit." - CO & SK, Northampton
"A really great day out. Would recommend it to anyone, thanks"! - PS&BK, Guildford
"We have been really looked after and had a wonderful day, thank you." - The Ps, IW
"Fantastic experience, we enjoyed the train ride, nostalgia, good facilities and we love your passion and enthusiasm." - B Family, W London
"A lovely experience, once again. We cannot come to the Isle of Wight without visiting here." - S&RG, Hatfield
"Great afternoon for kids and adults. Not too expensive, good food and very nice ice cream." - P&NC, IW
"Found volunteers to be very knowledgeable and friendly with great enthusiasm." J Family, Essex
"Great experience for our three boys - lots of hands-on activities, really enjoyable." - R Family, Lanarkshire
"Had a lovely day here. Well done to all of you for doing such important and heart warming work. Very much appreciated." - JM, Somerset
"Absolutely wonderful. Loved every minute of being here. Well done everyone involved." - CK, Inverness
"Railway Folk - lovely event for children, great value for money!" - A&BR, Arreton IW
"Good access and help for disabled visitors." - OH, Derby
"Very pleasant, hats off to all the volunteers restoring all the engines and station. Great idea hiring kids costumes for Victorian day." - T Family, Dorset
"Fantastic, and fun. The quality of everything is great - well done. Look forward to coming back." - A&A, Lewes
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