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Churnet Valley Railway

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Steam railways are amazing

We were lucky it was a sunny day. The scenery was lovely. Rivers canal pubs and open fields as well... read more

Reviewed today
Michael H
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Good day out

Got a voucher as a wedding anniversary present for loony friend! Day turned out yo be very good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard T
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The Churnet Valley Railway, is a picturesque heritage Steam Railway that runs through Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland, the Churnet Valley. It meanders alongside the Caldon Canal and the River Churnet for a delightful nostalgic 11 mile return...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 750755
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were lucky it was a sunny day. The scenery was lovely. Rivers canal pubs and open fields as well as many trees. The steam engine was of course the star. Huge steam and smoke monster !! Carriage was right back to the fifties !!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 20 minute wait at the station, I took my grandchildren to buy a snack and was surprised at the prices they charged!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a voucher as a wedding anniversary present for loony friend! Day turned out yo be very good. The railway centre had a good feel about the whole place. The train trip,pulled by their American movie as a present run though the countryside. The only...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the old trains and well done to all the people that work so hard to keep them running. We arrived late in the day but just in time to catch the last train there & back! There was still time to check out the...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely day on the railway. Flexible about getting on and off the train, had a nice drink at The Boat Inn at Cheddleton. Great value for money and the staff are really helpful and very happy to be there. Made a full day...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took my Aunt for a birthday treat, there were 5 of us. We had the cream tea, 2 scones each with jam & cream, plus plenty of tea. The ride on the train took about half an hour with a brief stop on route,...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of five for this year’s Gins & Trains and we had a brilliant time. Lots of gin, friendly & helpful volunteers who entered into the ‘spirit’ of things. We have been to churnet valley railway quite a few times & have...More

Thank F D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the steam train as it was my husbands birthday present. Went as a family day out really good tuck us back in time. To when we was younger and steam was the norm. Even by the smell of the engine and the...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the Steam railway on their Gin weekend and it was great fun. We were two families with 6 children ranging in ages from 7 months - 13 years. Everyone loved it. We spent almost the whole day riding the train, listening to great...More

Thank Estelle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

7 of us, on 1st Sept 2018, firstly enjoyed a light lunch at the Signals Tea Rooms on the Kingsley & Froghall Station. The food and drink was expertly served and the cost very reasonable. The Group had prebooked a table which was ready on...More

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May 13, 2018|
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Response from mitzi12016 | Reviewed this property |
Both stations offer things to see, but Froghall station is a short walk from Froghall Wharf which is lovely,it has a tea room called Hettys which is well worth a visit,you can walk alongside the Canal if you have the time.
Malcolm L
April 5, 2018|
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Response from JonK2034 | Property representative |
In the main yes, but on selected events journeys are restricted to certain times. However on such occasions this is advised at time of booking :)
March 19, 2018|
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Response from ianrice007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do allow dogs on the trains