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Severn Valley Railway

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Address: 1 Comberton Place, Kidderminster DY10 1QR, England
Phone Number:
+44 1562 757900
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Severn Valley Railway offers a fantastic heritage steam and diesel...

The Severn Valley Railway offers a fantastic heritage steam and diesel service between Kidderminster, Worcestershire and Bridgnorth Shropshire. We operate over 200 days a year and offer a perfect day out that includes a superb visitor centre at Highley Station called The Engine House.

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Lunch on the Train

Book lunch for myself and husband, it was wonderful. The train was well decorated , waiting staff were great and the food was lovely. We had a 3 course meal, everything was hot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Book lunch for myself and husband, it was wonderful. The train was well decorated , waiting staff were great and the food was lovely. We had a 3 course meal, everything was hot and there was plenty of everything. Waiting staff were very efficient and friendly, the atmosphere was very Christmassy and as an added bonus we were able to... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us, feedback on review sites is incredibly important to us and when it's a 5-star review we know we've done something right! It's great to hear you appreciated the decorations on the train and that your food was delicious and staff helpful - we do a lot to preserve the heritage on the railway... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our regular railways that we visit. We went on New Years Day for one of the last trips of the season and it was really nice, The Christmas decorations were really impressive this year and they were best that I have seen at the railway, As always it was a very impressive visit although the weather... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing review, it really helps us out and helps us to spread the word of what a hidden gem our railway really is! The Christmas decorations are something we take a good amount of pride in setting up for our customers so it's wonderful to hear that you appreciated those and that you were impressed with your... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend a day. The train was lovely, the staff friendly and the views on the trip fantastic - included the wildlife park we passed so close to. The little stations along the way were so well tended and looked from another era (which was the intention!). Do try this, but don't expect fast paced travel... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - they really help us out! It's great to hear that you had a lovely day out on our railway, our volunteers and staff work incredibly hard to maintain those bubbles of "another era" around our stations so it's wonderful to hear it's appreciated! You can follow us on social media for mixed media, including photographs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice atmosphere inside of the train especially when on the go. Another extra bonus is because of the old train yu travel in you can poke your head out the door windows. A great day out for everyone Prices are cheap too as well for the service you get

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been on the Severn Valley Railway several times before but never at Christmas. This time we went with our two daughters aged 2 and a half and 10 weeks, and my Mum came along too. It was a great family day out - everything ran smoothly, we got the first train and this made parking easy and also meant... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing review, we're really glad you and your daughters had a great day out on our railway. Our volunteers do an excellent job at helping us to maintain the stations so it's great to hear you appreciated their hard work and had a fun day out! We're glad to hear you'd recommend it to other families, we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A ride on the Santa Special has become an annual Xmas Eve tradition for us and it always starts of the festive period the right way. Severn valley is one of the largest heritage railways and pretty well funded, although I'm sure they could always do with more. The stations are fantastic and always decorated at Xmas. They have lots... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Hi Nick, It's great to hear that riding the Santa Special for Christmas Eve is a tradition that you've created - we have a lot of return customers and families which hopefully inspires in children the same love for the railway which we have too. We're really glad you have had, and continue to have good experiences with our company.... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a few times as a child and my son has now been too. We bought the grandparents along too for their Christmas presents and everyone really enjoyed it. The organisation this year seemed better than last year. Yes, there are queues, but they seemed to move much quicker upon arrival to Kidderminster Station. We were lucky enough... More 

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback regarding our Christmas services, we're really glad you and your family had an enjoyable day out on our Santa Special. The sights and sounds of the engines up-close are something that stay with you, it's great to hear your son in particular had such a wonderful time at this magical time of year! We hope to... More 

Halesowen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trains were FREEZING to the point we were dithering when we eventually got to Bridgnorth - late. Stations were nicely decorated for Christmas. Cafe quite dear but nonetheless an enjoyable day.

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Thank A W
SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback on your day trip you took over the Christmas period. We're glad you enjoyed the decorations and all of the effort we put into creating a nice atmosphere for our guests. We're very sorry that you found the trains under-temperature on the day, we'll look into why this was and will do what we can to... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon, eating a delicious lunch on a lovely old steam train. We were well looked after and everything was really well organised. So glad we finally got to do this.

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Hi Kath, It's great to hear that you had a lovely afternoon at the Severn Valley Railway, we do put a lot of effort into looking after our guests and organizing our operations so that we preserve our railway and keep it looking pristine and beautiful - it's good to know you appreciated that too. After your first experience, we... More 

Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after the halcyon day on scotsman , this seemed tame but very well attended and as usual , well organised . nice trip to Bridgnorth

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SVR-SJ, Public Relations Manager at Severn Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Chris, it's always good to hear from happy customers and know their thoughts. We hope you'll be attending our upcoming Spring Steam Gala on the 17th, 18th and 19th of March. We have visiting locomotives such as LMS Ivatt 2 No. 41312 which will be making it's first visit to the SVR in over 16 years.... More 

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