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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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Hours:
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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Great venue entertainment for the whole family. Wheelchair access but there are a few cobbles at the entance great trip. Fantastic place to eat and drink.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Josie T
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue entertainment for the whole family. Wheelchair access but there are a few cobbles at the entance great trip. Fantastic place to eat and drink.

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

We're glad you had a great time with your family here at the Severn Valley Railway - thank you for your review! Access for wheelchair users to our site is something we're always looking to improve, so thank you for highlighting to us the issue you had with the cobbles - we'll look into how we can reduce the effects... More 

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually travel mid week so it is not so busy and the driver hasn't washed his face so he actually looks like a real train driver. The carriages feel and look like train carriages should , just as we remember them. the scenery and facilities are breath taking and require relaxation to fully enjoy. Haste and rush are a... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with us - our drivers have a messy job sometimes so it only adds to the authenticity of everything we do here at the Severn Valley Railway. It's great to hear that you liked our carriages, we put an enormous amount of work into preserving them and keeping them looking exactly as they should! We... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my two boys aged 5 &2 also my sister in laws kids 7&6 they loved it could see safari park from the train and all the countryside views that u don't get a chance to see everyday

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

Thanks for sharing your day with us, it's great to hear that your group had a lovely day at the Severn Valley Railway, our track is fortunate enough to run alongside the safari park so we do love to show the little ones (and big ones) the animals and sometimes we even slow down around that area too, to let... More 

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and happy place. Everyone was really helpful and it was a trip back in time. Can't wait for the next trip out.

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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've had a good day and found our staff very helpful as well - they are a great asset to our railway and it's great to hear our customers having great experiences with them. We hope your next trip is even better than your last! More 

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic evening out so well organised . Kidderminster station is so lovely. Train journey was great fun plenty to eat and drink on board staff are amazing loved it.

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

We're delighted you had a great time on your day-trip; Kidderminster is certainly a lovely station. Arley has recently won "The Stagecoach Volunteers Award 2016" by the National Railway Heritage Awards (NRHA) committee for their outstanding dedication to maintaining and preserving the station - so it's well worth disembarking there and seeing it for yourself! We hope to see you... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Book lunch for myself and husband, it was wonderful. The train was well decorated , waiting staff were great and the food was lovely. We had a 3 course meal, everything was hot and there was plenty of everything. Waiting staff were very efficient and friendly, the atmosphere was very Christmassy and as an added bonus we were able to... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with us, feedback on review sites is incredibly important to us and when it's a 5-star review we know we've done something right! It's great to hear you appreciated the decorations on the train and that your food was delicious and staff helpful - we do a lot to preserve the heritage on the railway... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is one of our regular railways that we visit. We went on New Years Day for one of the last trips of the season and it was really nice, The Christmas decorations were really impressive this year and they were best that I have seen at the railway, As always it was a very impressive visit although the weather... More 

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

Thanks for your glowing review, it really helps us out and helps us to spread the word of what a hidden gem our railway really is! The Christmas decorations are something we take a good amount of pride in setting up for our customers so it's wonderful to hear that you appreciated those and that you were impressed with your... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

What a great way to spend a day. The train was lovely, the staff friendly and the views on the trip fantastic - included the wildlife park we passed so close to. The little stations along the way were so well tended and looked from another era (which was the intention!). Do try this, but don't expect fast paced travel... More 

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

Thanks for your review - they really help us out! It's great to hear that you had a lovely day out on our railway, our volunteers and staff work incredibly hard to maintain those bubbles of "another era" around our stations so it's wonderful to hear it's appreciated! You can follow us on social media for mixed media, including photographs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

A really nice atmosphere inside of the train especially when on the go. Another extra bonus is because of the old train yu travel in you can poke your head out the door windows. A great day out for everyone Prices are cheap too as well for the service you get

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We've been on the Severn Valley Railway several times before but never at Christmas. This time we went with our two daughters aged 2 and a half and 10 weeks, and my Mum came along too. It was a great family day out - everything ran smoothly, we got the first train and this made parking easy and also meant... More 

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

Thanks for your glowing review, we're really glad you and your daughters had a great day out on our railway. Our volunteers do an excellent job at helping us to maintain the stations so it's great to hear you appreciated their hard work and had a fun day out! We're glad to hear you'd recommend it to other families, we... More 

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