The Spa Valley Railway is a heritage steam railway run by willing volunteers. We have travelled on this line a few times before and have always enjoyed our trips. If you are a railway enthusiast I suspect you will find much to interest you but it's still worth visiting even if you only have a slight interest in steam trains - for example, if you are in Tunbridge Wells and are thinking of having a leisurely coffee with friends you could have it on the train and see a little of the surrounding countryside in the process. Bar car 'Kate' is now back in action - a comfortable, attractive carriage that serves snacks, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and tea or coffee in proper china cups with saucers (not paper cups). Of course there are other carriages of the more usual commuter kind for a more authentic 'historic train' experience.
The journey from Tunbridge Wells to Eridge is not a long one (about 5 miles I believe), once the train has driven past the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells the scenery becomes pleasant with views over open countryside, whilst it is not dramatic in any way it's certainly nice enough to see.
At Tunbridge Wells station there are toilets, a small gift shop and a fixed café in an old railway carriage.
Like many steam railways, it has special event days and opportunities to drive the trains but I have never attended any of these and so cannot comment upon them.
There is a 'Pay & Display' car park about 5 minutes walk away from the station (near the far end of the Pantiles and Sainsbury's supermarket).
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