Enjoy an amazing and varied day out at South Devon’s Three Great Attractions at Buckfastleigh and Totnes. It’s a real treat for all the family!

With three top tourist attractions, Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies at Buckfastleigh, the award winning Totnes Rare Breeds Farm at Totnes and, linking the two, the award winning South Devon Railway, Three Great Attractions, One Amazing Day has something for everyone.

See otters from around the world and stunning tropical butterflies, enjoy a one hour’s round trip along the beautiful valley of the River Dart behind a Great Western Railway steam engine* and stroke the owls, feed the red squirrels, meet the hedgehogs!

You can visit each tourist attraction separately or purchase great value joint tickets for all three; the Otters & Butterflies and Railway; or Rare Breeds and Railway.

FREE PARKING at Buckfastleigh station!

*Most trains are steam hauled. Selected trains are hauled by heritage diesels.


Three Great Attractions One Amazing Day at Buckfastleigh and Totnes in South Devon gives visitors a whole day of varied entertainment at very attractive, great value prices.

We appeal to families and visitors of all ages and interests. The 3 Great Attractions also make an ideal destination for groups, parties and schools: call or email any of us for more details of party rates and facilities for schools.

Dartmoor Otters &
Buckfast Butterflies

Pop in and see tropical butterflies in their specially designed rainforest habitat and meet three species of otter, our native British otter, the playful Asian short clawed otters and the large North American river otters in the otter sanctuary.

South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.

The South Devon Railway, or SDR, is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. We run steam trains with heritage rolling stock and offer a wonderful all day, all weather attraction for families and people of all ages.

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

Come along and meet a whole host of rare breeds, many of them are just waiting for a cuddle from you. Whilst at the farm grab a little something from the coffee shop and enjoy it from the your table overlooking the station.


By Car

TQ11 0DZ

About half way between Exeter and Plymouth on the A38 is where you can find Buckfastleigh and our main car park. Leave the A38 at the Dart Bridge junction and follow the brown signs for the South Devon Railway.

You will find Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies adjacent to the South Devon Railway station.

You can travel to the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm by South Devon Railway steam train from Buckfastleigh.

By Train

Totnes Station

Totnes main line station on the Great Western main line is close to the South Devon Railway station at Totnes Littlehempston and the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm. Great Western Railway and Cross Country Trains serve Totnes station. Details of train times can be found on National Rail Enquiries. Follow the signs to the SDR station, which is a less than 500 yard walk away.

By Bus

Buckfastleigh or Totnes

Buses stop close to our station at Buckfastleigh and at Totnes main line station or town centre.

Stagecoach South West X38 Exeter – Ashburton – Buckfastleigh – Plymouth
Stagecoach South West X64 Exeter – Totnes – Dartmouth (Mon – Sat and summer Sundays)
Stagecoach South West 88 – Newton Abbot – Ashburton – Buckfastleigh – Totnes (terminates Buckfastleigh on Sundays)
Stagecoach South West Gold Torquay – Paignton – Totnes – Plymouth
Country Bus 177 Newton Abbot – Totnes (town) (Mon – Sat)
Tallyho 164 Totnes – Kingsbridge (Mon – Sat)
Stagecoach South West 164 Totnes – Kingsbridge – Salcombe (Sun)

Bus travel details from Traveline South West.




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Contact Details

South Devon Railway

Address: The Station, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ
Telephone: 01364 644370
Email: trains@southdevonrailway.org

Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies

Address: The Station, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ
Telephone: 01364 642916
Email: contact@ottersandbutterflies.co.uk

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

Address: Littlehempston, Totnes Devon TQ9 6LZ*
Telephone: 01803 840387
Email: contact@totnesrarebreeds.co.uk

*This is a postal address only. To visit us, come by train or SatNav TQ9 5JR and follow the footpath from the main line station

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