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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Town Station Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE, England
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1940s weekend

Our son treat us to tickets for the weekend to the Kent and East Sussex Railway 1940s event, was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael H
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Spalding, United Kingdom
via mobile
First class agony

We visited this railway on the 1940s weekend (unfortunately, being forced to carry an identity card... read more

Reviewed yesterday
thecakefreaks
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Tenterden Town Station Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our son treat us to tickets for the weekend to the Kent and East Sussex Railway 1940s event, was a fantastic day out really enjoyed it it was our first time down to Kent and are already planning on going back. The staff were very...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this railway on the 1940s weekend (unfortunately, being forced to carry an identity card is not my idea of fun) but were delighted to see the vintage carriages, having travelled in these before we were happy to pay a first class supplement. How...More

Thank thecakefreaks
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely place, it has a great atmosphere, lovely staff,except from a woman called Jo. She is grumpy and rude.

Thank Alice E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a friendly place - from the car park attendants to the loco crews. Smiles and waves all round. Your staff and volunteers are a credit to you ! Hauled to Bodiam by number 300 and back by Terrier 32678

Thank gozofan1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

first time on this line VERY VERY good day out lots to see , lovel counr side food excellen, and doll rolle

Thank keithlovejoy607
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was given this visit as a birthday present and had been looking forward to the experience for some time. The event lasted all day and included train rides, visits to a working signal box and looking round the engine shed and carriage works. There...More

Thank George C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited train station and on the spur of the moment went on steam train to Bodiam. Very enjoyable. Will go again

Thank Amluca
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Saturday 12th May for the Colonel Stephens weekend. From arriving in the late morning until leaving around 5.30 we had plenty to see, do and enjoy. Three locomotives were in use, 25, 300 and on the vintage/mixed train, Terrier 32678. We chose...More

Thank andy22462017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely day out. The main station had a museum which had some interesting bits in. We travelled on the train to Bodium the scenery was lovely and a small drinks and snack trolley came round which was nice. Both Bodium and Tenterden...More

Thank Kim_Pete7049
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Andre F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us - glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience, great food and friendly staff. Carriages and train are beautiful, a wonderful experienced

Thank Mark S
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Andre F, Manager at Kent & East Sussex Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Mark. Hope to welcome you again!

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PHILIP P
1 April 2018|
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This is what their site says: Dogs are welcome to travel with their owners on normal operating days providing they are well behaved and kept under close control while remaining on a lead. Under no circunstances should they... More
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27 December 2017|
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I’m sure the lovely staff will be able to assist you. Personally I would probably telephone or email them direct to get a definitive answer.
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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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