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Spa Valley Railway

West Station Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, England
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CHUFF

I bought a ticket for a train ride. I received a train ride. Therefore the Spa Valley Railway met... read more

Reviewed yesterday
iamboring143241242
Group organisers beware!

The volunteers really care about this Railway. They are helpful and smart and the carriage we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gay H
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Heritage Railway operating Steam and Diesel trains between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge with intermediate stations at High Rocks and Groombridge.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“steam engine” (25 reviews)
“west station” (23 reviews)
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West Station Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, England
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"tunbridge wells west"
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"diesel gala"
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"fat controller"
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"thomas the tank engine"
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"station master"
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"main line"
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Reviewed yesterday

I bought a ticket for a train ride. I received a train ride. Therefore the Spa Valley Railway met all its contractual obligations.

Thank iamboring143241242
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The volunteers really care about this Railway. They are helpful and smart and the carriage we travelled in was clean and comfortable. But if you are bringing a group- there were 44 of us- you should know that it is very hard to contact staff....More

Thank Gay H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This attraction is really a 4-5 but severely lets people down. The volunteers do very well, the uniforms are period and the trains and rolling stock are very well maintained and really clean and tidy. The stations are kept as period stations and have services,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A large group had been promised a scheduled steam ride from Eridge to TW and booked months ago. On the day the steam is unavailable and a diesel slotted in. Very boring ride and not worth it. Group should have been notified in advance about...More

Thank Richard C
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SpaVR, Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're sorry that you weren't able to enjoy a steam engine on the day of your visit. This was due to a shortage of volunteers, something the heritage railway industry relies heavily upon. On the day of your visit there was not a fireman available...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the big engine steaming away to the beautiful views as you slowly chug through Kent this is a wonderful experience for all ages. Everyone involved is lovely, polite and greet you with a warm smile. There is genuine love and commitment to this by...More

Thank Matt D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well another heritage railway has been irked off, what I love about these visits is that every railway is different. I arrived at Eridge, where on the other platform Southern Rail have a regular service to Uckfield and London. The Spa Valley Railway is a...More

Thank london_blue82
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SpaVR, Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we're glad you had a brilliant time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a pleasant trip run by some lovely people/ volunteers. Enjoyed our meal of fish n chips followed by ice cream and drinks carriage on board reasonably priced. General knowledge quiz whilst enjoying the ride. It would have been nicer if it had gone a...More

Thank Main57
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SpaVR, Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your Fish & Chip Supper plus the additional Quiz that was laid on by our volunteers. We're sorry that the length of the journey isn't more but we're rather limited to the length of track that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice experience chuffing through the countryside . Leaves Tunbridge Wells and stops at High Rocks , Groombridge and Eridge . Suggest buy an all day ticket allowing hop on and off as you please . Good pubs along the route and if open explore High...More

Thank 147ChrisB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable trip in the sun between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge. An 1895 steam engine hauled the train one way, and a 1961 diesel hauled it back. Guard was friendly and helpful.

Thank Jon H
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SpaVR, Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This railway passes through some lovely scenery which makes the very slow journey worthwhile. We had hoped to have a quick look around Tunbridge Wells station, buy an ice cream, but as the train was over 10 minutes late arriving there was not time as...More

Thank Tony H
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SpaVR, Manager at Spa Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, we rely on volunteers to run our railway and unfortunately on the day of your visit we may have been short staffed. We hope to see you again soon.

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SnorkelQueen7
27 March 2018|
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Response from Barrythebell | Reviewed this property |
Great trip, picked the fish & chips and travelled in period steam train, all very nicely executed
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