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Colne Valley Railway

Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ, England
01787461174
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Type: Scenic Railroads
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Owner description: Enjoy a trip on our mile length of line on the original Colne Valley and Halstead Railway. Re-located buildings, signal boxes etc., all lovingly... more » Owner description: Enjoy a trip on our mile length of line on the original Colne Valley and Halstead Railway. Re-located buildings, signal boxes etc., all lovingly restored by volunteers. Mixture of steam and diesel operating days, miniature 7 1/4" railway, garden layout and new for this year large 00 gauge layout. Visit the working signalbox, exhibition centre, Travelling Post Office and shop. Excellent buffet facilities, large free car park, admission covers all facilities. Dine in style on our Pullman train (selected dates only) and Thomas the Tank Engine events. « less
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Walsall
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152 reviews 152 reviews
32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Staying in the area on holiday and as a steam railway enthusiast we decided to take our grandson to experience a steam railway for the first time. The literature at the cottage we were staying in made it look quite attractive. On the day we visited there was only a small engine in operation and we were surprised that the... More

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Essex
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We used a Groupon voucher for today's visit. Yes, the attraction is looking a little tired, but it really is charming. We went with 9, 8 and 5 year olds and they really enjoyed their trip back in time! The staff were friendly and seemed to genuinely enjoy educating the children and answering their many questions. It's not a full... More

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We visited on the 30th July...I'm a keen railway enthusiast and my wife came along with the dog for a day out. It was a baking hot day....30 degrees in the shade...and the wife just wanted to sit with the dog...who was struggling with the heat...whilst I had a ride on the train. Every other Heritage Railway I have visited...and... More

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Essex
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We visited recently, with an 8yr old and 6yr old in tow. I agree with what others have said.....we had done our train ride, been on the miniature railway, looked at the model railways and been in the 'museum' all within 2 hours. There's not actually much more there to look at. The overall feeling at CVR is one of... More

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A little tired looking (presumably related to funding) but still a charming day out. The actual steam train line is short, but still a hit with the kids. The miniature railway (really for kids but plenty of room for us adults to squish in to!) was a big hit. Diner car basic but you can bring your own food; we... More

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ESSEX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Birthday day out with family, introducing my 20 month old to steam trains after reading Thomas the Tank Engine. Not quite sure what to expect as we passed the rusting rolling stock on way to the car park, however things picked up on reaching the platform and seeing the locomotive ready to leave. Small boys were not quite sure what... More

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ok, first the bad: The main railway line is very short. Most of the trip is comprised of switching the locomotive round with very little actual travelling. Some of the site is a little tired, but that is to be expected given its funding Now the good The staff are all volunteers and enthusiasts and it shows. They were more... More

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Bishops stortford
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a great morning we had here, staff very helpful and chatty and full of information. Went on the steam train twice and the small railway once. My 6 and 3 year old totally enjoyed the trip through history. Will definitely make another visit soon. Thanks to the team for all their hard work keeping this place running.

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As part of socialising our young Border Terrier we went to CVR yesterday. It's only a small place so our 3 hour visit was long enough to have a wander round, a short train ride and lunch. Anyone who has been to larger preserved railways may be disappointed but to me there seems to be plenty to do especially if... More

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Barking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My grandson is a massive fan of Thomas the Tank Engine and collects all the trains so my daughter decided to buy tickets for the "Thomas" themed day at Colne Valley Railway as a treat for my husband!s Father's Day present. We all really enjoyed the it. My husband loved seeing all the old steam trains and it brought back... More

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