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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
    771
  • Very Good
    223
  • Average
    43
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • BigH2
    London, United Kingdom
    Day Out to Bodiam Castle
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th September 2019
    Took the train from Tenterden to Bodiam and back with cream tea. Great day out. Friendly staff on the train. Read full review
  • pauls077
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Hop festival
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th September 2019
    Love steam railways and combined with the Hop Festival made for an excellent day. Great in train history presentation explained the history of the area and the cinque ports aspect. Views from train... Read full review
  • Pamela B
    Journey on a Steam train
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th September 2019
    I took my granddaughters on a trip from Tenterden to Bodian on the steam locomotive I had not been on one for at least 50yrs and it was well worth the wait. Whilst on the train we were given... 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)

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