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Address: Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ, England
Phone Number: 01787461174
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fee: Yes
Description: Enjoy a trip on our mile length of line on the original Colne Valley and...
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.
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Pullman Dining Services at Colne Valley Railway

Booked Sunday Lunch on the Pullman at Colne Valley Railway on the 19th July for 4 adults. Both carriages available for eating were really well presented. The carriage we were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Witham, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited with Grandsons. Very enjoyable trip . Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice array of things to do to keep two little boys interested. Well worth a visit

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When booking Sunday lunch by phone I was offered the choice of two levels of luxury - the Pullman or the Royal coach at a small extra cost. Sally took my call and was very friendly and explained everything in great detail. We choose the Royal which turned out to be a lovely old opulent carriage with big individual armchairs... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Booked Sunday Lunch on the Pullman at Colne Valley Railway on the 19th July for 4 adults. Both carriages available for eating were really well presented. The carriage we were eating in - Pullman Hermione - was actually used in the film Woman in Black. We were disappointed that it was the diesel traction pulling the carriages rather than the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pleasant visit with lots to see.Well run café in buffet cars, good Sunday lunches with a train ride.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Me and my partner visited on a planned day out. We were throughly disappointed with the attraction. The train ride consisted of a 25 minute journey. Of which 20 minutes were spent, waiting for the engine to move around to the other side of the train. We only stayed for an hour as once we looked around the other things... More 

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Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went with our teenage grandson who is a steam train enthusiast and there was plenty to interest him as well as us. Rides were on the diesel train but we were able to see the steam train in operation on a Driver Experience day. Unfortunately the miniature railway wasn't operating due to track problems. Beware, Google website gives incorrect... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After years spent in rebuilding this short length of the Colne Valley Railway it is now to be torn up at the end of 2015 because a developer plans to build expensive executive houses in this rural environment within sight of one of the largest Norman castles in England. It is tragic in the extreme and a sad air of... More 

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Buckingham, UK
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I visited the railway for a steam day in June 2015. The Colne Valley Railway purports to preserve the heritage of the branch line railway that formerly ran along this route, however it offers only a very short trip and the rolling stock used - an industrial saddle tank locomotive and some run-down main line coaches - are not representative... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We took our soon to be two year old grandson to the day out with Thomas the Tank Engine on Sunday 21st June. He met the fat controller, had rides on Thomas, Daisy and Mavis as well as the miniature railway. In fact he had a wonderful time. I was very impressed with the event, the location and the staff... More 

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Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Visited here for one of the Day Out with Thomas events. Found it to be good for children aged 2-6ish but adults and older children will certainly feel underwhelmed. We were aware in advance they have a short track length, but in spite of this we were still shocked quite how short it was. And as its a straight rather... More 

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Address: Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ, England
Phone Number: 01787461174
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Castle Hedingham
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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