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“Churnett valley” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Churnet Valley Railway

Churnet Valley Railway
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Froghall
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Owner description: The Churnet Valley Railway, is a picturesque heritage Steam Railway that runs through Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland, the Churnet Valley. It meanders alongside the Caldon Canal and the River Churnet for a delightful nostalgic 11 mile return journey. Kingsley & Froghall Station has ample parking and disabled access and is home to the award winning traditional Tea Room plus the railways Souvenir Shop, both of which are open on running days. Consall Station has no public road access making it very quiet and isolated in its situation beside the weir on River Churnet where the canal splits from the river. Nearby are the Lime Kilns and the Black Lion Public House. At Cheddleton Station you can visit the Railway’s Engine Sheds and its small Railway Artifacts Museum. Trains run most Sundays from February to October, and full weekends from Easter as well as Wednesdays from June to September. Additional services run on all Bank Holiday Mondays and school holidays.
stoke on trent
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“Churnett valley”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

Was ok didn't get to see punch n Judy show and didn't get to have face paint done :( we did go late afternoon but if things advertised and paid for should do activities till the end ...

Visited August 2014
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic day out today!! Great value for money go up and down as many times as your want and prefect for when it's raining.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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“First class dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We booked the dining car for a family birthday party and all 48 members of the group had a great time. I am gluten free and they really made an effort to include me and find alternatives for me to eat. The views are brilliant and kept young and old entertained.

Visited August 2014
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Staffordshire
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“Sunshine, trains and real ale!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our family went to the railway because there was a Rail ale trail being held.
what a really good outing. Ride up and down a railway, drinking Real ale's worthy of the name and the sun was shining.
A really good selection of beers and ciders available, even if you had to sit on a train to get to them at the various stations, what a chore (tongue in cheek). prices were good and the train ticket was valid all day.
Days out don't get better than that!

Visited July 2014
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Brigg, United Kingdom
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“Pity about the car park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Most excellent attraction. The catering superb staff good but the surface of the car park awful. Book/souvenir shop quite good, but would be better if the 3 parts were brought into one building Heritage railway in very good category Stairs not needed,site slopes with ramps. Wheelchair access might be difficult

Visited May 2014
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