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Welcome to the Yourcounty Spa Valley Railway page. It's one of the many exciting attractions in the West of Kent. If you've been on the railway or have comments about any interesting places to see in Kent we'd like to hear from you. The value of our pages isn't in simply listing what's there but providing a personal perspective that might be of use for other Yourcounty users. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page. For more suggestions of places to visit in and around the area check out our Discover Kent page.
The Railway is a charitable society, it was originally formed as part of a campaign to reopen the line from Tunbridge Wells to Eridge. At the start of the 1990s the line was acquired and within a few years trains were being taken down a short stretch of track towards Groombridge. Since March 2011 the Spa Valley Railway has operated over 5.5 miles from Tunbridge Wells to Eridge, Goombridge and High Rocks are intermediate stops.
Weddings - For couple planning to marry in the area the Spa Valley Railway can can offer pre and/or post wedding transport to and from the wedding and party. You can reserve a compartment for just £75 and if your budget permits can book the whole train.
Train Charters - The sky's the limit outside of the normal schedule.
The Bar Car - The railway boasts its own refreshments/buffet car called 'Kate' which can used for receptions using your own or the Spa Valley caterers. Events for up to 100 people can be accommodated.
Public events throughout the year include: A Day Out With Thomas Specials (weekends) as well as the ever popular Santa Specials.
Real Ale Specials - The Fish n Chips and Real Ale Specials are just two ways that the railway attracts new and satisfies old patrons with innovative and original opportunities. See the website for the current details.
Our content is checked regularly but if you find any error or omission let us know.We welcome feedback, If you'd like to recommend an attraction drop us a line with 'Discover Kent' in the email title.
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"The Santa Special was a dream come true for a certain young man in my family, it was a surprise early Christmas present and he still talks about it a year later. If you have a child in the 6 12 age range I think they'll love it in every way, simply brilliant. I can't praise it highly enough. Mrs H Hunt".
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