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Spa Valley Railway

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Address: West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, England
Phone Number: 01892 537715
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Ok but on a dry day maybe.

We happened to go on the wettest day ever. So it made for a cold wet start. The train was late leaving. Then the carriage we sat in was waiting to be dressed for a booking so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Diana K
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Attempted to volunteer at this poor excuse for an attraction but were either treated badly or ignored by every other volunteer. We were patronised and made to feel like we didn't belong or were causing a nuisance. On the first day we left after an hour, and on the second time we did a full day but were incredibly distressed... More 

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Paul M, Website manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this review

Dear Dan, I'm really sorry you felt slighted by your short involvement with us, but we have to put the safe operation of our railway and the service to our visitors first. Your behaviour and remarks to colleagues left us with no option but to deem you unsuitable for continued involvement with us. Trip Advisor is a great facility for... More 

Staines, England, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Spa Valley Railway is an absolute treat. Running from Kent into Sussex you will see some fantastic countryside (unlike some other preservation railways where you are mostly in culverts or behind trees you get beautiful views of scenery you don't expect). The railway operates alternating steam and heritage diesel traction, the carriages are beautifully presented, the stations a delight... More 

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newhaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited this lovely stream railway as an early Fathers Day treat. My daughter booked it as a surprise for her dad and I was lucky to go along as well. The three course lunch consisted of chicken skewers with sweet chilli dip and a nice fresh crusty roll. The roast lamb to follow was delicious with fresh vegetables and... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My husband booked the buffet carriage for his 40th birthday and organised a very tasty curry buffet from the Raj Pavilon. We made two round trips through the beautiful Kent countryside which gave us plenty of time to enjoy the curry, washed down with excellent local beer (Harveys) and cider (Charringtons). The way the carriage was set out was ideal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I had a Spa rail ride recently with friends and a 5 year old. It brought back memories of my childhood - we went 'up' the line pulled by a diesel engine and then watched our train coupled up to a cute little steam engine. We stopped on the way back at High Rocks which has a glorious pub and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My girlfriend and I recently attended a private party on the Buffet Carriage, Kate. The train has been beautifully restored and the interior was very comfortable. The leisurely journey to Eridge took us through very pleasant countryside at a pace which allowed us to socialise and take in the views whilst enjoying a few refreshments. Overall we had a fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We happened to go on the wettest day ever. So it made for a cold wet start. The train was late leaving. Then the carriage we sat in was waiting to be dressed for a booking so we had to move. It may have been a good idea to close that carriage to start with. The views were lovely and... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You need the whole day really to make the most of the all day rover ticket. Try as we did the different carriages, and spend some time at the three stations. Groombridge is the best kept station, it's very well maintained and the small refreshment kiosk is very good value and clean, the staff on bank holiday Monday were very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We recently attended a private function that took place on Bar Car Kate. It was a lovely place to hold a party as a trip through the countryside on a beautifully restored heritage railway is the perfect compliment to good food, drink and company. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the whole thing was very well organised.... More 

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Viviane18
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My Social group and I had a good time trying to work out who 'dunnit', we had a great evening and will go to another one in the future. The Fish & Chips was delicious and served hot. The ice cream was good too. Overall a very pleasant outing worth every penny.

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Address: West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, England
Phone Number: 01892 537715
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells

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