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Bluebell Railway

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Address: Sheffield Park Station, Uckfield TN22 3QL, England
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+44 1825 720800
10:15 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 10:15 - 17:15

Founded in 1959 and still steaming! We run steam trains between Sheffield...

Founded in 1959 and still steaming! We run steam trains between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead on over 200 days each year, and are open even when no trains are running.

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Our grandson loved it, (and so did I)

Great little steam railway. There are plenty of static steamers to look at and a very interesting museum. We just got platform tickets and watched the steam engine arrive and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great little steam railway. There are plenty of static steamers to look at and a very interesting museum. We just got platform tickets and watched the steam engine arrive and depart. When the train arrives the engine decouples and then runs to the other end of the train. We had the added bonus of the engine stopping to refill with... More 

Thank G07
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited with our friends who are steam railway enthusiasts. The day was thoroughly enjoyable. The cafe on site served freshly made food which was delicious and reasonably priced. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The premises were clean and well kept. Town centre a bit of an uphill walk so we were unable to walk there.... More 

Thank Alaine S
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure of going on the Golden Arrow Pullman dining train the Sunday just gone and it was unbelievable. Was an Xmas present from the parents for myself & GF. From the minute we were shown to our seats in the Christine Carriage we were in awe. The table setting was beautiful, lovely old school feel to the carriage... More 

Thank SanchezOnTour
Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is something for everyone here. Lovely preserved locomotives, coaches and wagons. Very friendly staff and it was lovely to travel along the line in May to see the sea of bluebells by the trackside. A great family day out - you must visit!

Thank James M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had actually been to Sheffield Park Opposite for a winter walk and decided to pop over to the Railway Cafe. Car parking is free and the station is open even when the trains arnt running. You can look around and see the trains in the sidings then visit the cafe for a mug of tea and a snack or... More 

Thank jennyjwat
Worthing, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I arranged a trip for 15 elderly residents to the Bluebell, it was really lovely. The surrounds themselves are like stepping back in time, attention to detail in everything is apparent and a true delight to see and enjoy. The trains are everything you would expect, wheel chair accessible and the ride is through scenic countryside. The conductor who was... More 

Thank lovejoycentre
Redditch, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bluebell Railway has to be one of, if not THE, best steam railways in the UK. Absolutely everything is recreated right down to the finest detail and it;s like being transported back in time to the 1940s when steam ruled the rails. Kids and adults will love the atmosphere and getting up close to the steam engines in all... More 

Thank paulfuller128
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I joined the Brighton Bell at the end of December for a lunch trip. The pleasure started at the station entrance with a warm welcome, open fire and a lovely ambience. The train was Immaculate. Perfectly restored and beautifully laid out for a silve service lunch. Great staff, very good food and beautifully presented. Although we only... More 

Thank Dodie M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Me and my brother (my brother especially) enjoyed coming here to see all of the trains and it was fabulous, all the staff smiled and waved and gave all the precise information we needed.

Thank Sophia R
Hailsham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Absolutely appalled- having done this for 10 years and become a bit of a family tradition!!! Firstly obviously have less trains running as booked 2 days into lines going live and no 1st Class left so booked 3rd class for 9. On arrival our seats had been allocated to someone else and with no apology we were ushered to a... More 

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Bluebell_Railway, Manager at Bluebell Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, caggyg, and for your recent visit to the Bluebell Railway. We are sorry to read of your disappointment in your visit. Regrettably, seats are occasionally double-booked, and we would like to apologise if the issue was not resolved in accordance with your expectations. We assume that by "the amusements that you pay extra for" you... More 

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