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“Fantastic Steam Experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
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Owner description: City should read New Romney, Kent not Littlestone
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic Steam Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the railway on a very cold day between Christmas and New Year with friends and family and it was a great day for all. The steam trains are in fantastic order and the staff are so helpful and full of knowledge to answer all the questions we had. We travelled from Dymchurch to Dungeness Power Station. We had a lovely lunch in the Station Cafe and the quality of the food was very good along with the service. If you love steam trains you will really enjoy visiting this railway.

Visited December 2016
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Kent, United Kingdom
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“very disappointed with new cafe experience at Dungeness.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to the railway for many years and our train ride yesterday, 2/1/17, as unique was ever. In recent years we have made a point of coming at New Year for a treat of fish and chips. We were very disappointed to arrive at around 12pm at Dungeness to be told we could only have chips, stew or sandwiches as they had a party booked. At times on previous visits the old café has been very busy so we thought with the new build and more seating this would not no longer be a problem. We went to the nearby pub where we spent more but at least we had a friendly welcome and they delivered what was on the menu. Booked parties should not take president over those turning up on the day. I feel sad to write this negative review as our experiences over the years has been very good but we do feel the railway lost some of its friendly charm yesterday.

Visited January 2017
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
“Magical visit to Father Christmas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a family (4 adults and 1 three year old). Wonderful ride on the train, well organised event at the other end, with Santa arriving on a steam train for all the kids to see, and then groups split up to avoid congestion with refreshments (mulled wine, sausage roll and mince pie per person) all included in the price. Museum was worth a browse around and then a lovely visit to Santa. Opportunity to buy a photo of the event, but no hard sell at all. In fact the whole thing was so un-commercialised it was wonderful. Fake snow was blasted off the roof of the cafe/museum which our 3 yr old was so excited by. All in all the whole family loved it, not just our daughter. I would highly recommend it.

Visited December 2016
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“Santa special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the Santa special today and we all had a fantastic time. The children's faces when they saw Santa arrive on his sleigh, pulled by The Bug train was magical. This was matched by exicement when it started to 'snow'. The whole event was very well run and all staff made the event enjoyable. I have been on other Santa Specials at other railways but this was by far the best.

Visited December 2016
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Magical! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like being on a miniature Hogwarts train! Definitely not a fast way of travel, but is not intended for that. Great to visit the nearby towns and sight see. Beautiful beaches too!

Visited July 2016
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