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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Town Station Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE, England
+44 1580 765155
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Once on the train it was wonderful but the parking for disabled was one of the worst we have had... read more

Reviewed yesterday
honeybee2931
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Just amazing!!!

The santa express, well where to start! Right from the beginning we knew we were in for a treat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jscars
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The K&ESR opened in 1900 as England’s first ‘light railway’, serving the rural communities of East Sussex and Kent. Closing to passengers in 1954, the line was saved and reopened by a charitable organisation in 1974. It now operates steam hauled and diesel observation trains on a 10.5 mile line from Bodiam Castle in East Sussex to the historic market town of Tenterden in west Kent.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tenterden Town Station Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once on the train it was wonderful but the parking for disabled was one of the worst we have had and the 2 men doing it were so grumpy and unhelpful wanted us to reverse in so we could not get the wheelchairs out of...More

Thank honeybee2931
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The santa express, well where to start! Right from the beginning we knew we were in for a treat. Such amazing value for money. All the added extra Christmas bits were just perfect. Highly recommended for young children to teens. The model railway built by...More

Thank Jscars
André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your feedback Jscars, great to hear you all enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful Saturday afternoon at the KESR. Along with my 4 year old son, husband and in laws we splashed out on a first class compartment and enjoyed a wonderful journey to Bodiam with a mince pie and glass of wine and my...More

Thank mrslaney2012
André F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience mrslaney2012, sounds like you had a great time! Merry Christmas from all at the K&ESR

Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb trip thanks to the lovely station staff, wonderful Father Christmas and very good elves. Really enjoyed this as grandparents of 2 year old Dougie. Very well organised with booked numbered seats and very good planning of a suitable gift for his age group which...More

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. We went all out and got a first class carriage but it was worth every penny. The staff were all extremely welcoming and Santa himself was brilliant. Entertainment on the train for adults as well as children. Mince pies and refreshments were great....More

Thank faye492
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful experience for our family group aged from 73 to 10 weeks! Our daughter booked a first class compartment which was an excellent choice. We were warmly welcomed onto the platform by the staff, shown to our coach and settled in by more friendly...More

Thank Worsteadweaver
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My Sister suggested we come to this Steam Railway . It is Fantastic . There is nothing like riding on a real Steam Train . The smell of the Coal & Steam takes us back to our Childhood in the 50's when steam trains were...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Spent my 60th birthday dressed up for Halloween on a steam train! Great fun. Drummers were amazing, staff all got in the spirit. Fabulous firework display. Made my birthday a fab day!

Thank boots27
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

So we went here with a few adults and a small child. The price is high! And be aware they have diesel trains running half the time that I remember being used on mainline less than 10yrs ago not what you want for a cute...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I have been on here this week and its been great , They do a very good Santa xmas special trains and booking early is a must if you want to enjoy this treat with your family , its a great day out on this...More

Thank williamjc55
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kitkit2015
2 December 2017|
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Response from André F | Property representative |
Hi! Platform tickets for our standard train service cost £1 and are refundable against purchases from the Station Refreshment Rooms. Please note that platform tickets are not available during certain special events e.g... More
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Keith C
29 August 2016|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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Judi A
31 May 2016|
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Response from Arthur C | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the above - just go on the website and marry the date with the colour of the timetable and look up the traIN TIMES.
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