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UK / South East / Kent

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

Escape the everyday on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

Enjoy a unique view of the beautiful Wealden countryside from the comfort of a heritage steam or diesel train: a 10.5-mile journey from Tenterden to historic Bodiam Castle through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) in the Rother Valley.

Before boarding, sample some delicious food in our Art Deco Tea Room, along with a hot or cold drinks, and pick up a munch bag for the kids. Or if you prebook you can receive on train-catering by some of our friendly volunteer staff.

There are up to five trains a day (April-October) plus special deals and amazing events, so there’s always something new to experience both on the trains and at the station: keep checking the website for the latest news and offers.

The Kent & East Sussex Railway is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and follows the wide unspoilt Rother Valley for much of the journey. Our small rural stations are typical of light-railways of the period, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to see or do! Almost all our staff are volunteers and we're always pleased to help you get the most from your visit.

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Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

Please see website for train timetable.

Prices

Online advance booking

Adult

£24.50

Child (3-15)

£13.50

Under 3's

FREE

Family of 3 (2 adults & 1 child)

£58.00

Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

£63.00

Carer

FREE (T&C's apply)

K&ESR Member

FREE (T&C's apply)

Get best value when you book in advance online – tickets are discounted online and normally available until midnight on the day before your visit, but as accommodation is limited, don’t leave it too late!

 

Single and Return Tickets are valid for travel on the booked departure(s) and are available to book at a discount when buying online in advance – or buy at full price from the Ticket Office on arrival.
Freedom Tickets are available on selected dates and are valid for unlimited travel on any public train during the day.

 

Well behaved dogs go free!

 

Fares during Gala & other special events may be different – please see the relevant event page for details.

On arrival at the station

Adult

£27.50

Child

£14.00

Under 3's

FREE

Family of 3 (2 adults & 1 child)

£64.00

Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

£69.00

Carer

FREE (T&C's apply)

K&ESR Member

FREE (T&C's apply)

Platform Ticket

£1.00

Facilities

Baby Changing

Café

Car Parking

Disabled Access

Toilets

Other things to do nearby

27th - 31st May

FREE* Family Tours at Canterbury Cathedral

This May half term, bring your little historians to Canterbury Cathedral to hear stories of Becket and the Black Prince, Monks and Miracles, Tombs and Towers.

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29th - 31st May

FREE* Stone Week Activities at Canterbury Cathedral

This May half-term, help Gregory Gargoyle on his Stone Quest!

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Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation

A ‘hidden gem’ in area of outstanding beauty, Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation is a unique and diverse Centre with Birds of Prey, Alpaca, Farm Animals, Meerkats, Huskies and more!

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27th May, 10:00am - 1st Jun, 3:00pm

Squirrel Dash at Fort Amherst

Join Dash Junior on his trail around Fort Amherst searching for those sneaky squirrels.

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18th Aug 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – The Spittin’ Feathers

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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4th Aug 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – The Cockney Knights

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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11th Aug 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – 5 in the Bar

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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28th Jul 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Proms at Fort Amherst – BAE Systems Brass Band

Join us for a free afternoon of live music in our beautiful amphitheatre.

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