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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 12 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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Glasgow
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A great day out that throws you back in time... I recommend 1. Parking for free at Tenderdon Station 2. Look for the "special" weekends - we were there with Wallace & Gromit 3. Consider booking a "cream tea" on one of the legs of the journey 4. Travel First Class on one of the legs - we had our... More

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a short trip on the K&ESR, and were impressed by the friendliness of the staff and by the views from the train. Bodiam Castle is a fairytale castle, and emerges from the trees as one approaches Bodiam Station. We were surprised to find, at the end of our journey, that the engine-driver was a friend from work!

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been to the KESR for more than fifteen years but spent Sunday morning turning back the clock to the days of steam and light railways by a trip from Tenterden to Bodiam and back. Fantastic and truly fully accesible - my wife uses a wheelchair and we travelled in the specially designed coach with not only has a... More

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24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We took the train to Bodium Castle. Parking at Tenterden railway station was free. Refreshments were a little bit pricey but we both enjoyed a drink on the train. This is s well kept attraction which we found enjoyable. Nice countryside view with oast houses.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best way to get to Bodiam Castle but a great experience in its own right. The train travels slowly for an hour through attractive scenery and a couple of stations. Tenterden station is well presented as a light railway station might have been in the 1950s. Combining the two attractions is a great day out.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great staff. Nothing too much trouble. We were there, unintentionally, for the WWI weekend. Stopped and had a good cup of tea at NT Bodium Castle. Unable to fault anything. Park at the station, free.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you want a bit of nostalgia or never ridden the great steam train this trip is a must. All run by enthusiastic volunteers makes the trip more exciting. At the other end from Tenterden is the beautiful Bodiam Castle. What a delightful & historic day out.

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Manchester
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

took the train to visit Bodiam Castle. It took around 1 hour to get there and the train goes through beautiful countryside. Very friendly staff, shop and tea room. Loved it, would return.

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welling
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely starting station at Tenterden Town and loads of free parking. The authenticity hits you from the off and the staff are wonderful. The journey is picturesque and done at a speed that allows it to be fully enjoyed. Just up the road from the other end of the line at Bodium is the delicious Bodium castle. A beautiful walk... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went to K&ESR on a rainy Wednesday. This to Have a look at the railway steam engine working. On arrival The 2 railcars departed so I went to look at Gazelle in the Museum for the first time since York in 1976. Then the sound of the trains whistle sounded as it rounded the bend to Tenterden station. A lovely... More

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