The Kent & East Sussex Railway owes much of its charm to its origin as the world’s first light railway.
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Originally opened in 1900, the tightly curved line with steep gradients is typical of those rural railways that were developed on shoestring budgets.
Today it is one of Britain’s most loved, most original heritage railways, running steam and heritage diesel trains for 10½ miles from Tenterden in the Kentish Weald through the Rother Valley brushing past Northiam to Bodiam in East Sussex – where it terminates a stone’s throw from Bodiam Castle.
An ever-evolving range of special events and offers provides interest for all ages whether you’re a regular day visitor, looking for days out with the kids or one who has yet to discover the unique charm of the K&ESR.