Spa Valley Railway
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Average visit time – 2-3+ hours
Things to do at Spa Valley Railway review
The Spa Valley Railway is a heritage railway that runs from Royal Tunbridge Wells to High Rocks, Groombridge and Eridge. It is 5.5 miles in length and takes you on a picturesque journey through parts of Kent and Sussex.
Their slogan is “A destination at every station” so you could certainly extend your day out to include other things to do at each stop. At Eridge you will find a delightful country junction station. There is access to some vast and delightful walks through the woods to Harrison’s rock, Forge Farm and Groombridge. There is also a pub at Eridge.
Groombridge is their principle intermediate station. From there you can visit Groombridge Place Gardens and Enchanted Forest and the village itself. There are a couple of country inns and walks to Harrison’s rocks.
The Tunbridge Wells West station has seen visitors since 1606 to experience the Chalbeayte Spring. Today the town is full of elegance and its original charm. This station stops at its western edge just a few minutes walk from the Pantiles. The smallest and most picturesque station is High Rocks. There is a country inn with landscaped gardens.
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FAQ and Further Information Spa Valley Railway
Address: West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5QY, Kent, England. Phone: 01892 300141
Category – Railway – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
The Spa Valley Railway offers a number of refreshment options to passengers. These include a static buffet car ‘Emily’ at Tunbridge Wells, the refreshment bars at Groombridge and Eridge, and an award-winning Bar Car ‘Kate’, which they endeavour to run on green timetable trains, plus during many special events. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Heritage railway with 4 stations across 5.5 miles through picturesque countryside. There is plenty to do in the area at each station. There are toilets and options for food and drink.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Prices are not currently listed due to covid.
Is there parking?
There are various parking options. Please follow this link for further information.
When are they open?
The Spa Valley Railway runs a varied timetable. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Are they accessible?
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