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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

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Kent & East Sussex Railway

About

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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4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    750
  • Very Good
    220
  • Average
    43
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    16

Recent Reviews:

  • Stevemillotrip
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fantastic day
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th July 2019
    Spent most of the day here today travelling from Tenterden to Bodiam on this fabulous heritage railway. 45 mins trip one way ,a walk up to Bodiam castle ,and a 45min trip back to Tenterden. From... Read full review
  • MLGeogLeics
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Picturesque little railway
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th July 2019
    Visited from the Bodiam end of the line - very pretty station in a picturesque setting within the Rother Valley. We had parked at and visited Bodiam Castle, then walked to the station as it does not... Read full review
  • Paul C
    Maidstone, United Kingdom
    Bringing back memories
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st July 2019
    The Kent and East Sussex railway certainly brings back memories of the past and each train and carriage has been restored to the original condition so you do think that you are travelling back in... 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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Special Offers

  • 10% discount if booked online at least 7 days before your visit. Valid 24 July to 1 September 2019.
    With a packed programme of week day events for all paying passengers, including Super Hero Training Camp, Balloon Modelling Workshop, Wild West Training Camp.

    More offers like this - General

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