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Spa Valley Railway

Address: West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, England
Phone Number: 01892 537715
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
13 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I rather like the ramshackle set-up here with the jumble of different carriages. Everyone was helpful, as staffed by volunteers you can be assured all have a real interest and passion for what they're doing. Interesting expanation of the two different shades of green paint used on the buildings. Nice views from the train, and useful map at Tunbridge Wells... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Having driven past the station on our way to Sainsburys we decided to check out the train with friends from Newcastle. It's a great way to experience the steam railway in authentic carriages. The guys that run it are so helpful and knowledgable spend a little time chatting to them to learn more. I overheard one person calling these guys... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited for New Years eve special had a great time. The staff could not be more helpful the food was excellent very good fireworks to bring in new year. Would recommend this to anyone .

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

They have upped the cost very marginally and now you get a really long train ride, a couple of magicians on the ride to entertain the children and the characteristic meeting with Santa in the old railway station at TW. We've been doing this for 4 years now and it's a tradition that these guys just build on and make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Really lovely evening. Riding on a train, having splendid dinner and being entertained with fireworks at midnight. Good atmosphere and the fireworks were brilliant. Staff made sure everyone enjoyed the event. Well done Spa Valley Railway

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

An excellent evening on the SVR. The food was to a very high standard. There was an excellent choice of wines and drinks readily available. The Firework display would not have been out of place in Trafalgar Square. Finally the volunteer helpers work extremely hard for zero money to make it an evening to remember. I will definitely be going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We booked the Santa special and have taken the Postman Pat one prior. Wonderful trip, great to show our daughter how things used to be and she really enjoys it. An 'unplugged' trip good for parents and kids. Not sure what some of these negative reviews want, no appreciation for a volunteer based service, how amazing someone keeps these things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

As always, the Spa Valley Team really pulled it out of the bag again. Well organised, smiley volunteers and guests, great value for a magical experience for the whole family. Santa was particularly cool, with his own real beard! We had a superb time. Thanks Spa Valley crew and lovely train. 🎄

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I live very close to the spa valley railway line but today is the first time we have been passengers. We took our one year old daughter and our two year old niece. The train is beautiful and there was face painting, roasted chestnuts and drinks at Eridge station before departure. The staff were more than helpful, opening our tickets... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Attended this years 4th annual beer & steam festival (for the 4th year running)with my wife and friends for another fantastic event put on by the Spa Valley & CAMRA. It was a great day out with good food and great beer. also it was great to spend the day travelling up and down the line with the Rover Ticket... More 

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