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Address: West Station Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, England
Phone Number: +44 1892 537715

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Fun day out

We recently went here for a Thomas the Tank Engine day out. We have been before several years above, so took our youngest to experience it. It’s a great place, with fantastic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
James N
West Wickham, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was no train until 1 1/2 hours later than scheduled consequently when the fish and chips were served they were stone cold this is the second time I,'ve been as I was given vouchers from the railway after the first time was a disaster as well won,t be complaining as I don,t want vouchers again as I could,nt suffer... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the visit of the paw patrol characters marshal and chase .the trip consisted of a train from tunbrige wells west station to eridge where we all met the 2 characters .the trip itself was really nice as we all had seats , but the return trip was a nightmare as more people wanted to return than arrive .we... More 

Thank michael p
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great night on the Murder Mystery Train , from Old Tunbridge West Station towards Eridge . We should have had the Steam Engine but this broke down early in the day . As they say the show must go on . Well Treated to a great show by 3 very talented actors , set during the last war in Truro.... More 

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West Wickham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently went here for a Thomas the Tank Engine day out. We have been before several years above, so took our youngest to experience it. It’s a great place, with fantastic staff, but the new organisation of the day out isn’t as good as before. Now, you get the train and wait for an hour at another station (you... More 

Thank James N
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great day out at the Real ale and cider weekend. We went both ways to Eridge and back to Tunbridge Wells West. Stopping at Groombridge to sample the beers and ciders at the three stations. Great day, great beer and great fun. This is the second year we have done it super.

Thank 5Richard10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I attended and worked at the spa valley railway beer festival. Brilliant festival with 127 beers including green hop beers. Fantastic selection It was diesel gala weekend with many visiting locomotives. Beer on most trains and at all stations. Best weekend I have had. Friendly, informative and superbly organised. Well done Definitely worth a visit sometime for all family

Thank Lawrence S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Many thanks to you and all your staff for Saturday, we had a lovely day. Just a couple of photos of our big day at High Rocks, hiring 'Kate' carriage. My transport was a great start to an amazing day ... Sarah

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We went on the Spa Valley for the first time and were blown away by the whole experience. Just like time travel back to the "good old days," via steam of course. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and I was surprised that it was all run by volunteers! A trip down memory lane not to be missed!!!!

Thank Ralph S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Who doesn't like an old fashioned train? Brilliant, easy to get to venue (for me in South East London at least) daughter loved it and so did I and if you can get there during October half term kids are £1!!!!!

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Decided to take my husband and 2 friends here for his birthday. Never never never again. The trains didn't run on time, and i missed the connection back to london. Trying to enjoy the views and peace and quiet was sadly ruined by the non stop verbal (non train related stuff) rubbish coming from the guard. Some comments are good,... More 

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

Dear caggym11, I am absolutely appalled to hear about this behaviour, and I can only apologise for how it ruined your day. We are currently conducting an investigation into the event and the persons concerned. If you would be kind enough to contact me through Trip Advisor (just click on my name to send me a private message), I would... More 

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