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Severn Valley Railway

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
About Severn Valley Railway
Step back in time to the golden age of the railway in one of the UK’s best heritage visitor attractions! From the moment you enter the booking office to collect your tickets, you’re transported to a world full of vintage steam engines and powerful heritage diesel locomotives – feel them rumble under your feet, hear the sound of the whistle, smell the coal in the firebox and get ready for a FULL DAY adventure across 16 miles of the glorious Severn Valley. There is so much to discover! Perfect for all the family, the Severn Valley Railway guarantees that you’ll create memories to last a life time. Running between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, visit our beautiful country stations, explore hidden gems of Worcestershire and Shropshire, walk a beautiful trail through the countryside before the train whisks you away again or take part in our hand-picked selection of additional experience. All aboard and full steam ahead!
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Opens in 11 min
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fiona C wrote a review Jan 19
2 contributions
I have always loved and supported SVR. I was saddened by the demise of the lovely meadow where we used to park, now replaced with an eye-sore official carpark, but more than that its the eye-watering charges to ride the train even on the shortest trips. I totally understand the immense upkeep of the railway, but for a family of two adults and two children its a huge amount of money, something out of my reach now and quite a few families I have chatted to.
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Date of experience: September 2021
Ilona N wrote a review Jan 14
Geneva, Switzerland42 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited a delightful Christmas experience called Steam in Lights departing from Bridgnorth. I highly recommend it to anyone longing for Christmas magic whether little or grown up. We had an 1-hour long adventure on the train and a 15 min pre-arrival performance of station gonks. The staff was welcoming and helpful, carriages decorated with lights and garlands.
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Date of experience: December 2021
Chris J wrote a review Jan 14
Birmingham, United Kingdom2 contributions
My father was a massive fan of Steam Railways, and on his demise his wishes were to have his ashes scattered at Arley. Upon contacting the SVR I was assisted by a very helpful lady called Sue Chance, who arranged for his ashes to go through the firebox.... Believe me Dad would have been over the moon!! It was a lovely but poignant day, and I have nothing but praise for the dignity and help shown by everyone we met. WELL DONE SVR!!!
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Date of experience: October 2021
Sheila H wrote a review Jan 14
Birmingham, United Kingdom24 contributions8 helpful votes
This was a fabulous day out! The staff/volunteers were helpful and friendly. We appreciated the mince pie and hot drink in a souvenir travel mug on arrival (gingerbread man and cold drink for the children). We booked two tables of four and requested that these were across the aisle from each other, which is exactly what we got! The steam train trip was magical and the little ones enjoyed seeing the animals in the West Midlands Safari Park. On arrival at Arley we saw the Christmas Show - one bench allocated per family so we felt covid secure. The show was just the right length and level for young children. Then back on the train where the presents were waiting. We were impressed by the quality of the presents and their age-appropriateness. A nice touch was the staff coming down the train with spare presents to make sure that no child was left out. A really special festive event for the whole family.
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Date of experience: December 2021
Peter E wrote a review Jan 10
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great day out with professional standards, backed up by super English countryside views. Visit the free entry Museum at Kidderminster station.
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Date of experience: December 2021