Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle
PS Kingswear Castle sails on the River Dart throughout the summer season.
The historic paddle steamer Kingswear Castle is the last remaining coal-fired paddle steamer in operation in the UK today and is running on her home waters of the River Dart once more. She was built in 1924 at Philip & Son of Dartmouth and plied her trade between Totnes and Dartmouth until 1965 (her engines are even older, dating back to 1904, eight years before the sinking of the Titanic). In her heyday when this impressive ship was the life blood of the river Dart, she could carry almost 500 passengers.
She runs 1¼hr Dartmouth River Cruises and cruises between Dartmouth and Totnes so that passengers can now journey on her as part of the famous Round Robin excursion. The all-inclusive Round Robin ticket includes a steam train, a bus, connecting ferry and river cruise on the beautiful river Dart on the historic Kingswear Castle.