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Spa Valley Railway

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Heritage Railway operating Steam and Diesel trains between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge with intermediate stations at High Rocks and Groombridge.
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West Station Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with friends on beer festival Saturday. Lots of beers and ciders on offer. The volunteer staff did an amazing job both on and off the trains. Live music as well as stalls and bars. Lots if trains running until late. Will go back...More

Thank lobster64
SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you we're glad you had such a lovely time.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great time. The young ladies on coach C you could not fault and the stations are looked after very well. However on arrival we are told no steam engine today. When questioned by the staff why the passengers are told we have not...More

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SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're sorry that you didn't get to experience a steam hauled train, unfortunately our own engine failed and the replacement components needed to be manufactured. We are hoping to have the engine back in traffic in November however we will be joined by two visiting...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Earlier in the year myself and my wife went on the spa railway and I gave it a five rating. I looked on the website afterwards and saw they did meals and it was a three hour trip. So I booked it. The food and...More

Thank Papa T
SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, as you visited the railway previously I am surprised to read you thought it would be a different journey, we only have 5 miles of railway line through some unspoilt areas of the High Weald. As in line with most...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the railway a few weeks ago as a couple. Overall it was very disappointing. On arrival at Tunbridge Wells we were told that all trains would terminate at Groombridge as the line was closed further down. This meant that the one way trip...More

1  Thank Christos99
SpaVR, General Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The steam engine would have hauled you both ways and if you had looked at Tunbridge Wells you would have seen it facing the 'right' way. We can't turn engines at either end of our line on a turntable, in fact most heritage railways are...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Our son had treated us to a Virgin Experience trip on the railway line. After weeks of hot weather we arrived at the railway station during a torrential downpour to a notice board reading that due to the hot and dry weather and the risk...More

2  Thank MartinG_53
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I visited the Spa Valley Railway for a dining experience on a steam train. The value for money was excellent as we had a 3 course meal and a bottle of wine on the train for a very good price. The carriages were quite historic...More

2  Thank David W
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Lovely trip down memory lane for the older generation...and a new and wonderful experience for the young. We enjoyed our journey and the fish and chips...which were, by the way, exceeding delicious followed later by a lovely ice-cream. The guard announcing the stations in his...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

While spending a couple of days in Tunbridge Wells celebrating a landmark birthday we hit upon a wonderful idea to take a trip on the Spa Valley Railway . Vouchers seemed to be the way forward but due to one thing or another we opted...More

2  Thank Trevor N
Reviewed 29 August 2018

After reading about the railway I decided to take my mum, aunts and uncle on the 'Fish and Chip' Thursday trip. There was a mix up with our tickets which was their error but it was sorted out and they kindly gave us some bar...More

Thank Clare013
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this Railway on a dull and drizzly August Bank Holiday. Line runs from Eridge to Tunbridge Wells West. They had 2 locos on roster today 1 steam dating back to 1896 and one Heritage diesel Deltic which in its heyday used to run the...More

1  Thank NosonK
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