Kent & East Sussex Railway

Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

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Kent & East Sussex Railway


With Kent and East Sussex Railway (KESR) there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the history and heritage of the railway. Start your journey by stepping back in time at Tenterden’s station, then journey through the Rother valley to Bodiam, in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding National Beauty. The railway is in close proximity by road to a number of excellent attractions including famous gardens, historic houses and vineyards. 

Special events take place throughout the year, from dining experiences and wildlife watches to Yuletide Specials.

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.

On train catering can be booked in advance.

Visit to find out more and book online. 

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Recent Reviews:

  • WisdenPompey
    Trip Type:
    A Trip In the Country
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th May 2023
    A very pleasant trip through the countryside. Diesel hauled due to steam engine failing but that happens. The cafe was excellent and there is an interesting museum at Tenterden. The souvenir shop was... Read full review
  • Brian H
    Please provide a full timetable
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st June 2023
    Have visited many times and enjoyed every visit. Only complaint is that the timetable does not show times at intermediate stations as I regularly use Northiam station. It also does not show arrival... Read full review
  • DavoRutland
    Morcott, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great day out But for one aspect
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 2nd June 2023
    We had a great day! The staff were lovely and we had the added bonus of Morris Dancing at Northiam. The only thing that stopped this being a five star review was the guy who came into the carriage to... 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.



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


  • 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 (22 May 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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