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East Kent Railway

165 reviews
Shepherdswell, United Kingdom
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About East Kent Railway
The East Kent Railway is run solely by volunteers to preserve the last remaining part of the Kent Coalfields trains currently run from Shepherdswell to Eythorne (a round trip of 4 miles). On some special event days trains will also run on the Wigmore Lane extension. The Railway is also home to the EPB group who preserve and restore Southern Region electric trains.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't expect a Bluebell Railway of some sophisticated setting. This is a really excellent site with a great hotch potch of carriages and locomotives in various state of repair. I enjoyed a short ride on a guards van with some lovely volunteers. There is a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank walmerbee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was given an EKR driving experience as a Christmas present. I had a superb day, which far exceeded my expectations. From the moment I got in the diesel loco, for the next four hours, I was the only person who drove it! Two instructors...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank HarryPricker12
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Ok not the longest track at about 2 miles each way, but The East Kent Railway (standard gauge track ex colliery line) has packed a lot into the line, with a model railway, 2 miniature railways, woodland area for walks, visitor centre as well as...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank FordPumas
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Lovely little railway run by volunteers along some of the track from the old Kent colliery railway. The journey from Shepherdswell to Eythorne is through some lovely countryside and taken at an easy pace so you have time to take in the scenery. You get...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

We visited a few weeks ago for the hubby to have his experience day of riding in the cab with the driver. We arrived at 10:40. Unfortunately the ticket was not open we had a look around the model railways and around the open trains...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Kr15tel
Reviewed June 23, 2019

Friendly helpful staff helped us to get the buggy on and off the train. My train-mad 2 year old loved it here. There's lots to see and we spent 4 hours here. Wasn't too busy on a Sunday in June. I gave 4 stars as...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Beth P
Reviewed June 15, 2019

We took the train to Eythorne which was a lovely experience with the old style train and lovely views. On our return we had a nice ride on the miniature and Woodlands railway which was thoroughly enjoyed. With the Woodlands walk and WW2 trenches etc...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely day we had at the East Kent Railway on Bank holiday Monday we arrived to a busy car park but everything was well signposted,first we went on the train to Eythorne and what a lovely little journey it was taking in some...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank NorthStar823932
Reviewed May 2, 2019

Lovely little railway, friendly staff. Cafe's at both stations and very reasonably priced Interesting place to visit. Dogs allowed.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jane H
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic affordable day out. We will certainly come back. 😊 We went with our children age 6 & 4 and my neice and nephew age 7 & 3 and there was plenty for them all to do. They loved the Easter trail which you paid...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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November 19, 2017|
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Response from Matthew P | Property representative |
Hello. It’s best to book online on our website. Our Santa Specials are our busiest and most popular days - please check before you travel if you haven’t prebooked.
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November 19, 2017|
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Response from leetip | Reviewed this property |
Best to look on the website or telephone next weekend. I think it gets booked early so now would be a good time to try.
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indcind
September 26, 2015|
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Response from Callum L | Property representative |
Yes,Dogs are more than welcome to travel with us on our services, although we do ask that they are kept on their leads. Callum Laing Events & Marketing Manager East Kent Railway Trust
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