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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE, England
01580 765155
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Tenterden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: This line has been in existence since the beginning of the 20th century and runs 10.5 miles from Bodiam Castle in East Sussex to Tenterden in West... more » Owner description: This line has been in existence since the beginning of the 20th century and runs 10.5 miles from Bodiam Castle in East Sussex to Tenterden in West Kent. « less
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Limassol, Cyprus
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Well at least if you are of a certain age -- the smell of oil and the sulphorus smell of coal smoke travelling in an old corridor carriage that we always had on a long trip to the summer holiday destination many visitors seem to enter into the spirit by dressing appropriately and there are a number of special theme... More

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Cuffley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The station at Tenterden is a delight. It's well-kept with old posters, pretty flowers and stacks of ancient suitcases. When the trains spurt out their steam as you walk along the platform, it's easy to imagine that you're being swept back in time. We had bought sandwiches at Waitrose in Tenterden (but they also sell refreshments on the train) and... More

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Tonbridge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We did the full trip to include Bodiam Castle. Staff (many volunteers) were all helpful and friendly, especially as on this occasion we had a dog and young child - plenty of advice and assistance available. The period cafe at Tenderden station had a good range of food and drink including roast beef and turkey. On the train is a... More

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Hertfordshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Did this trip today and prebooked a ploughmans. Cannot praise the staff highly enough, especially the young lady who served us the ploughmans. Wonderful food and staff. The whole trip was beautiful to Bodiam and back. Cannot wait to try the Pullman trip the young lady recommended. Do go, it is well worth it.

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Brimpton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

....of steam trains from The Railway Children to Thomas the Tank Engine you will enjoy a trip on this dear little railway. We just went from Northiam to Bodiam and back. Northiam Station is enchanting - so nostalgic - and our short journey to Bodiam Castle (also a delight) took us through pretty Sussex countryside. We were 4 old biddies... More

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East Sussex
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I had enjoyed an wonderful three course Sunday lunch aboard the beautiful Barbara Pullman which runs from Northiam to Tenterden and Bodiam. The train has been magnificently restored to its former glory with gorgeous panelled walls and the staff were only too happy to tell you about the train's history. We were greeted with an aperitif and... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just a trip down memory lane with all the trimmings. Good car parking, shop and cafeteria. Train was on time and clean. Nice staff in ticket office and jovial Station Master. Excellent.

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Fleet, Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Friendly staff and volunteers. A fascinating day out. Interesting historic steam locomotives and carriages, good catering facilities, plus the allure of Tenterden at one end of the line and Bodiam Castle at the other. Almost too much to fit into one day! This was a return visit and enjoyed equally well as the first. Tenterden is a great destination in... More

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Wonderful old carriages, we travelled in the first class compartment for £1 extra. It was so comfortable and beautiful, worth every penny

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our NHS Retirement Fellowship had a trip from Tenterden to Bodium on the train as part of our Summer Outing. We had ordered ploughman's for everyone and it was very good. There was plenty of ham and cheese served with salad and a fresh bread roll. We also had coffee or tea. We stopped at Bodium for about five minutes... More

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