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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

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Kent & East Sussex Railway

About

The Kent and East Sussex Railway reopened on 18 July. Please check the website before travelling, as there have been some changes to the service.
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Everyone can enjoy a fun step back in time at Tenterden’s Steam Railway.  Why not take a journey behind one of the railway’s delightful steam or diesel engines and travel through ten and a half miles of idyllic countryside from Tenterden to Bodiam.  The railway is in close proximity by road to a number of excellent attractions including famous gardens, historic houses and vineyards.

All facilities have been carefully designed with disabled, elderly and less mobile visitors in mind.  For pre-booked groups coach parking is available at Tenterden Town Station.

TravelCards allow all day travel and are £18 for adults, £12 for children.  Groups of 15 or more can enjoy a 10% discount on fares.    Additional savings can also be made when bookings are made on the Pensioner’s Treat promotional days.  The offer applies to anyone over 60.

On train catering can be booked in advance:   Tea or Coffee with a fresh Pastry £4.00 Cream Tea:  £6.95  Ploughman’s Lunch: £7.95 (dessert for an additional £3.50)

Visit www.kesr.org.uk to find out more and book online. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 Adults & up to 2 Children or 1A + 3 children£42.00
Age 3 - 15 yrs£12.00
Return£18.00
Well behaved dogs£3.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    801
  • Very Good
    230
  • Average
    43
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • AlenaKaffa
    Tenterden, United Kingdom
    Trip to Bodiam Castle and back to Temterden
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th September 2020
    This train gives me a feeling like I’m in Harry Potter movie ☺️love it! Lovely trip with a lovely view that you won’t see if you’re driving. Read full review
  • V3747TPlaurenr
    Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    A magical experience for all
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th September 2020
    I’ve been going on the ‘Santa Express’ every year since I was a child. I now have 4 children of my own and take them every year. It still feels just as exciting to me now even though I’m much older... Read full review
  • Maz326
    Spain
    Enjoyable train ride
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th September 2020
    In the circumstances,fairly well managed and cleaning evident. Free parking,in a field. Clean toilets. Comfy seats! (The essentials). Now the nice to haves; A Great train ride,but would be more... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From junction 9 of the M20 take the A28 to Tenterden. Turn right into Station Road in the centre of the town.

Public Transport Directions

Bus number 400 from Ashford to Tenterden.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Station refreshment rooms at Tenterden, tearooms at Northiam. Afternoon tea or morning coffee and lunches available on many trains. Wealden Pullman for dinners.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Pre-booking necessary to qualify for reduced group admission rates.
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Kent & East Sussex Railway (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

What's Nearby

  1. Set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside, the Rare Breeds Centre offers fun and…

    4.75 miles away
  2. The largest organic vineyard in the UK, Oxney is 17 meters above sea level in a warm and…

    4.92 miles away
  3. Tranquil river cruises to Bodiam Castle, or mess about on the river in kayaks, rowing…

    4.95 miles away
  1. Visit us in Appledore, Kent to explore our vineyards and find out what makes our corner…

    5.12 miles away
  2. Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden of world renown, a centre of education, and a…

    6.42 miles away
  3. Bodiam is one of Britain’s most picturesque castles in the heart of a historic landscape.…

    7.68 miles away
  4. Magic, Monsters and Mystery are all here in this unique immerse interactive family…

    8.46 miles away
  5. The East Street Museum was originally a bottling factory but it now houses exhibitions…

    8.47 miles away
  6. State-of-the-art 2-screen cinema, café-bar and function venue in renovated Victorian…

    8.5 miles away
  7. Early Georgian house and walled garden, home of writer Henry James and later of E F…

    8.53 miles away
  8. Many displays on smuggling, military, police, coastal and maritime history and with…

    8.59 miles away
  9. Sometimes called the "cathedral of East Sussex", the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to…

    8.62 miles away
  10. Brede High Woods is the Trust’s largest ancient woodland, six miles north of Hastings in…

    9.39 miles away
  11. Merriments’ stunning 4-acre RHS Partner Garden is one of the South East's hidden gems.…

    9.59 miles away
  12. Camber Castle was one link in the chain of forts built along the south coast by Henry…

    9.6 miles away
  13. This stunning stretch of sandy beach is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex.…

    9.79 miles away
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