We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Severn Valley Railway

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1 Comberton Place, Kidderminster DY10 1QR, England
Phone Number:
+44 1562 757900
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,650 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1180
    Excellent
  • 328
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
great steam experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
brianbartram
,
Bedford, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

1,650 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,644: English reviews
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

Helpful?
Thank brianbartram
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank pehu44
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Helpful?
Thank Kevin C
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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Helpful?
Thank Gill D
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
Level Contributor
127 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank 195meldav
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 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely unique train trip! We took our two children who loved it! Definitely stop at Arley for the museum and the food in the cafe there is lovely! Looking forward to experiencing again in the summer! I called before hand to get some info and the lady on the phone at the office was so helpful and welcoming!

Helpful?
Thank Louclma
SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you had such a lovely day out and that our staff were so helpful in making your journey too. How could we improve your day next time? We really like to consider ourselves a 5-star business and your feedback is really important to us in helping to achieve that. Thanks! More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this trip in early January with frost on the ground but this time round the daffodils were making an appearance. It's a lovely trip on a train ride where you actually stand a chance of getting a seat and have the added option of being able to stick your head out of the window (providing you can cope with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Niknak47
SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us and leaving us such a glowing review, it's great to hear from our customers and get feedback on everything we do here on the Railway. Our carriages are lovingly reupholstered on a regular basis to ensure we have a high quantity of excellent, comfortable and faithfully-preserved seating for our customers. Whilst we wouldn't... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well what a day a birthday surprise from my boyfreind and my family to take me on a night and behold what i didnt expect a night out on a steam train arrived at the severn valley in kiddleminster and was shown to our carriage and before the day we had to pre order our foods in advanced so we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan E
SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your Murder Mystery experience with us, it is one of our favourites to host and is a great evening-event for passengers of a quizzical nature. We're really glad that your birthday was an extra special one and that you chose to spend it with us here at the Severn Valley Railway. There is lots to do on... More 

Wolverhampton
Level Contributor
147 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and back. The scenery along the route is unbelievable with views of the river and surrounding countryside. The on board staff were very friendly and made our visit a wonderful experience for the children as well as us. There were plenty of trains to see at Bridgnorth, Bewdley and Kidderminster where we stopped for lunch... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lord-John-Bot
SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review, your reviews help us to get the good word out about the Railway and really share what it is that we do here. It's music to our ears to hear you had such an enjoyable day out for both you and your children, there is indeed lots to do along the line and our... More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous trip which the grandchildren loved. Well organised & well worth A visit. The atmosphere was wonderful with carols as you wait to see Father Christmas.

Helpful?
Thank Pat C
SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you had a fabulous day out with your grandchildren. It takes a lot of work to get the 'magic' just right for our younger passengers, it's great to hear that it was all worth it for you. We hope to see you again! More 

Travelers who viewed Severn Valley Railway also viewed

 
Great Witley, Malvern Hills
Bewdley, Worcestershire
 

Been to Severn Valley Railway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Severn Valley Railway and other visitors
18 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (18)

Questions? Get answers from Severn Valley Railway staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?