Kent & East Sussex Railway

Top Kent Attraction The Kent & East Sussex Railway

The Kent and East Sussex Railway is one of the country’s finest examples of a preserved rural light railway.

From Tenterden Town station historic steam and diesel trains gently wind their way along 10 ½ miles of track travelling through unrivalled Wealden countryside and the beautiful Rother Valley. The route finally terminates in the Sussex village of Bodiam in the shadow of the magnificent National Trust castle.

Today, the railway retains much of its historic beauty and visitors enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and service of a bygone age. Nostalgia is just everywhere and although there are five stations on the line passengers are encouraged to board the trains at one of three main stations, Tenterden, Northiam or Bodiam.

The Railway offers a range of special discount tickets for groups, families and pensioners throughout the year. Their great value all day family rover ticket allows unlimited travel for 2 adults and up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children for £38. This is ideal for passengers wishing to hop off the train and explore the many delights each destination has to offer and whether you are interested in heritage, shopping, nature, food or drink, there is something for all ages to enjoy.

original-7-1The K&ESR is renowned for its innovative events programme, which offers entertaining days out all year. Details of all special events, discounts and how to book tickets can be found on the railway’s own website,

Tenterden and Northiam are situated on the A28 between Ashford and Hastings and both stations have spacious car parks which are free all day for visitors. Those who would prefer to start their day from Bodiam can park at the castle for £3, it’s then a 5-minute level walk to the station.

Telephone: 01580 765155
Address: Tenterden Station
Station Road
TN30 6HE

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