Kingswear Castle Britain's last steam powered river paddle steamer
Kingswear Castle sails on the River Dart each summer and is operated on behalf of the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust by the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company.
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Built in 1924 for service on the River Dart in Devon between Dartmouth and Totnes, Kingswear Castle was withdrawn in 1965.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.
It is now more than thirty-five years since we returned Kingswear Castle to service. Work commenced during winter 2021 and is planned to be undertaken in three phases.
Find out more about the rebuild and how you can help secure her future for the next thirty-five years.