Spa Valley Railway

Spa Valley Railway

Spa Valley Steam Train, Tunbridge Wells
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Spa Valley Railway takes you on a picturesque railway journey through part of Kent and Sussex.

Enjoy pleasant views as the steam or heritage diesel train winds through five miles of the countryside into Tunbridge Wells, with plenty to see and do if you choose to disembark along the way.


Eridge Station- Alight here and you can visit the pleasant village of Eridge and enjoy lunch at The Huntsman Public House.  In addition to this there are many picturesque walks through the woodland towards Harrison's Rocks, Forge Farm and Groombridge.

Groombridge Station- The primary attraction at this stop is Groombridge Place and Enchanted Forest with its beautiful architecture and mesmerising gardens this destination is certainly worth a visit! Check for opening times as it is not open every day.

High Rocks Station- This station was built from scratch in 1997 and is overlooked by the High Rocks Inn and ancient sandstone rocks that beacon all explorers.

Tunbridge Wells West- The final stop of the Spa Railway line allows all those who alight to enter the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Here you can visit The Pantiles, where there are a wealth of cafés, restaurants and shops among many other activities.

Tickets and Events

Tickets may be purchased online book as early as possible as Special Events can be extremely popular and often completely sell out in advance!

Our special visitors in the past have included Thomas and Friends, Peppa Pig, Bing and Flop, and Paddington Bear. These events are fantastic for a fun adventure with the family, in addition to this our ever popular Fish and Chip Luncheons and other Dining events are available.

In December with the help of Santa we run our joyful special Christmas trains which start from Eridge station.

On Green/Yellow/Purple operating days, a whole-line ticket allows unlimited travel and breaks of journey on the day of issue.

Further attractions used to include driver experience days but we have had to put these on hold for now. We will aim to restart this amazing offer in the future. This gives you the chance to drive one of our full sized steam engines from Tunbridge Wells to Groombridge. This service is only available on selected dates and has to be pre booked.


On Board Dining

We operate a variety of trains with on-board catering to suit all tastes, ranging from cream teas, Pie, Mash and a Pint, fish and chips and three course Sunday luncheons.

Pre booking for all dining trains is essential.

All our services including timetables special events and details of ticket prices, contact numbers etc. can be obtained from our web site. We are a dog friendly attraction.



  • Guide Dogs permitted?


  • Type of Sightseeing & Transport

    Railway, Steam Railway

  • Location features

    In countryside, In town/city centre, Indoor attraction, Outdoor attraction

  • Establishment Features

    Membership available, Lessons/courses available, Shop, Groups Accepted, Guided tours for groups, Child Friendly, Family Friendly, Baby changing facilities, Picnic site

  • Catering

    Bar, Café, Special dietary requirements

  • Parking & Transport

    Off site parking (charge)

  • Travel & Trade

    Coach Park

  • Payment Methods

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Accessibility

    All areas accessible to disabled visitors, There are a few steps to the main entrance (1-5)



Listing FAQs


We are proud to be wheelchair friendly, and the majority of our trains are equipped with ramps to permit ease of access for visitors with reduced mobility. Buggies, prams, bicycles and dogs are all welcome, and carried free of charge! Note that some of the vintage carriages are not accessible, if these facilities are essential to you, please do check before travelling.

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