Kingswear Castle
Britain's last steam powered river paddle steamer

National Historic Ships UK's South West Regional Flagship 2019

Sail on
Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle sails on the River Dart each summer and is operated by the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company.

From 13th April you will be able to book River Dart Cruises and Steam & Cruise packages.

History of
Kingswear Castle

Built in 1924 for service on the River Dart in Devon between Dartmouth and Totnes, Kingswear Castle was withdrawn in 1965.

Purchased by volunteers in 1967 who painstakingly restored her to operating condition over ten years, entering service on the Medway and the Thames in 1985.

In 2012 she returned home to the Dart.

Kingswear Castle

It is now more than thirty-five years since we returned Kingswear Castle to service. She is now approaching the point where she will be in need of a major rebuild, estimated to cost £1.5 million. Find out how you can help secure her future for the next thirty-five years.
The latest threefour of 0 paddle steamer orientated articles produced monthly by John Megoran, author, manager and principal captain of Kingswear Castle for nearly 30 years on both the Medway and Thames as well as the River Dart.
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