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New Year, New Journey

Why not visit Tenterden’s Steam Railway after Christmas for scenic ride through the English countryside? A nostalgic journey through a beautiful winter landscape, taking place on selected dates post-Christmas – including December 30th, 31st and January 1st.

After trains leave the picturesque town of Tenterden they travel across the marshes and Wealden Valley to the stations at Rolvenden, Wittersham Road, Northiam and Bodiam. At Rolvenden there is a viewing platform where passengers can see newly renovated locomotives and others which are already in service.

Before arriving at Bodiam, passengers can see the magnificent medieval castle which was built to defend the highest navigable point of the Rother.  The train also passes through fields which were once covered with the typical hop gardens that brought so much traffic to this railway.

Bodiam Castle is a 10-minute walk away across the valley and passengers deciding to visit the Castle can take advantage of reduced admission when showing their Kent & East Sussex Railway ticket used for travel on the same day as making a visit to the Castle.

Steam trains on 30, 31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018 depart from Tenterden at 10:40, 11:45, 1:15 and 2:20.  The 11:45 and 2:20 have on-train catering and access for wheelchair users. In addition to hot and cold drinks why not pre-book a Kids Munch Box, Cream Tea or Ploughman’s to enjoy onboard these trains. All Catering orders for these trains must be made in advance by Christmas Eve.

For more information on Kent & East Sussex Railway, click HERE.

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Tenterden, Kent

Take a lovely ride through 10 1/2 miles of beautiful countryside on vintage steam trains.

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