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Severn Valley Railway

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Address: 1 Comberton Place, Kidderminster DY10 1QR, England
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+44 1562 757900
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Severn Valley Railway offers a fantastic heritage steam and diesel...

The Severn Valley Railway offers a fantastic heritage steam and diesel service between Kidderminster, Worcestershire and Bridgnorth Shropshire. We operate over 200 days a year and offer a perfect day out that includes a superb visitor centre at Highley Station called The Engine House.

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Doyen of preserved railways

All very professionally done; the stations architectural gems, even the 30 year old Kidderminster Town. Passing through superb countryside, best views on the right going north... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All very professionally done; the stations architectural gems, even the 30 year old Kidderminster Town. Passing through superb countryside, best views on the right going north. Altogether superlatively done.

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cotswolds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very atmospheric and well run. Trains got delayed but only because of the care taken in helping those less able on and off.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to the Seven Valley Railway and it was like being a time traveller. All our group grew up in the 1950/60s and the trip to Bridgnorth was like being back in the 1960s before Dr Beeching. Steam trains everywhere old fashioned carriages with a trolley service delivering food and drink up and down the train.... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing experience for steam and diesel fans alike. The food is great, the staff are welcoming and helpful. The slight problem is that you have to pay for parking at the nearby Kidderminster station, there is enough parking at Bridgnorth. Other than that, i highly reccomend that you pay a visit to this historical railway.

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of your experience at the Severn Valley Railway, it's great to hear that you found our food and staff to have benefited your day. We take on-board what our passengers say about our services and I ensure that your comment about parking costs will be raised. We're glad you enjoyed your day and hope to... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stopped off at Bewdley Station. After duly paying my £3 parking fee as instructed, only to find that everything was closed and locked...the shops, the ticket office, the toilet, the restaurant and even the platform was padlocked. They could at least have placed a large notice indicating that there was nothing to see, instead of one reminding you to... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

We're very sorry that you had a negative experience when intending to visit one of our stations, it is unfortunate that when there are no members of staff at the station, we cannot permit visitors to access the platform and other areas of potential risk. When staff are on-site we welcome visitors to most areas of Bewdley station, our full... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

severn valley railway.I have just returned from the spring steam gala at the severn valley railway that runs through delightful scenery.Country stations we remember from my youth in the sixties. The atomosphere is great with the fantastiv steam locos and staff making in a fantastic visit for the rail enthusist or family.visit the engine house at highley,a good museum and... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the experience you had with us at the Severn Valley Railway, it's delightful to hear that you were able to enjoy the stations from the 60's once again. Our staff and volunteers put in a tremendous amount of effort to preserve each of the stations along the Railway, to keep a truly... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Steam Rally weekend which meant everywhere was heaving with steam enthusiasts and photographers. As it was so crowded and the trains were packed, good for business but not as enjoyable with all the crowds as it could have been. There was plenty of rolling stock working the line and plenty of photo opportunities if you were... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you appreciated the wide-variety of steam locomotives that you experienced on your day, we hope you got some great photographs too. There really is a lot to do along the line, at all times in the year - If you'd like to visit us once again and explore even more, we'd... More 

Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son loves trains and we visited here for a family day out. A family ticket was £76 which I personally think is very very expensive. The upkeep is probably costing a fortune which is clearly being passed on to the customer. In order to make the day value, turn up early to catch a few trains. They aren't the... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, it's brilliant to hear that you and your family had a great day out. We do certainly recommend turning up early in order to be able to enjoy a whole day on the Railway - there is a lot to do here and plenty of trains to transport you. We hope to... More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a Steam gala this weekend. The trains were constant. The staff worked extremely hard, never seeming to stop. Lovely weekend.

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know your thoughts, we're really glad you had a great time at the Spring Steam Gala 2017. There is a lot of work that goes into holding an event such as this but warm comments such as yours make it all worth it - I'll pass on your remarks to the staff. We hope to see... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined the spring festival yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful day out viewing all the special visiting steam trains . We enjoyed the whole very scenic route.The staff were all wonderful. Just walking into Kidderminster station was like walking back in time. Congratulations for a superbly organised day. I bought this as part of my husbands Christmas present thinking... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with it, it's novel to hear that you expected to come in bored and ended up leaving with a rekindled interest for steam - it's hard to not be taken away with the charm of our heritage Railway! We're really glad you enjoyed your day with us and took the time to give us... More 

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