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Steam Railway, next open Sat 5 Mar - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Spa Valley Railway

Spa Valley Railway


Spa Valley Railway

01892 537715


West Station,
Neville Terrace,
Royal Tunbridge Wells,


Visit us in the heart of South East to enjoy a wonderful ride through the High Weald countryside, we're just over an hour away from London. Experience the nostalgic and memorable sights, sounds and smells of a working heritage railway as you travel for 5 miles by Steam or 1960s Diesel through the wonderful and picturesque countryside that Kent & Sussex has to offer.

From March to the end October our Steam and Diesel trains depart at 11:10, 12:30, 14:10 & 15:30 on Saturdays & Sundays (please check before travelling, engineering works and special events sometimes affect this) and also with our Heritage 1960's 'Thumper' Diesel Multiple Unit at 11:10, 12:20 14:10 & 15:20 on Thursday's in July and Tuesday's in August.
Fares, which are just £11 per adult and £5.50 per child give you all day travel so that you can explore each of our stations and the surrounding area.

Arriving at Eridge you'll find a charming little station which is a shadow of its once former glory, the lines from Lewes, East Grinstead, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne and London all used to combine at this one station and go off on their many miles of railway line to the vast number of destinations they used to serve. The present day the line to London and only down as far as Uckfield is all that remains in use alongside our line to Tunbridge Wells.

Our first stop on the journey is Groombridge, alight here to visit the famous Groombridge Place Gardens & Enchanted Forest (joint Spa Valley & Groombridge Place tickets are available!) or why not just stop off at this rural station. You can even visit the restored old station building which was returned to railway use in April 2014 after many years as just offices. Groombridge is also the location on our line where trains pass one another so if you're visiting on an event day or a day when a Driver Experience is taking place you'll be able to witness the signal box in use!

The second stop on our wonderful ride through the High Weald countryside takes us out of the valley of the river Grom and into High Rocks, this famous stone outcrop dates back millions of years. Acres of breathtaking sandstone rocks are interlined with eleven bridges. Spa Valley passengers get a reduction on entry too. If you just fancied a bite to eat then there is the High Rocks Inn itself, located in the garden of our station this beautiful location is the ideal spot to break the day and watch our trains roll by.

At the far end of our line the historic town, which dates from the 17th century of Royal Tunbridge Wells is famous for its natural spring and the historic Pantiles, once a gentry and royalty the Pantiles now provides a fabulous place to just stroll, shop or eat. Why not take a trip further off into the town to visit the historic High Street and also the fabulous Dunorlan Park or Assembly Hall Theatre.

The last steam train back from Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge departs at 16:20 on Saturday's & Sunday's or at 16:00 on Thursday's in June and Tuesday's in August, this gives you plenty of time to catch the hourly Southern trains back to East Croydon or London Bridge for an evening out.

Alternatively, you might like to extend your stay in the famous Kentish town of Royal Tunbridge Wells overnight in one of the many local hotels or bed & breakfasts, we have plenty in the town to offer you and even a page to link you to local accommodation here! That way you can make two days of it and return to us for a second day of exploration around the station and local area!

We are renowned for our great value for money dining train services, the High Weald Belle is our most popular and usually operates on Sunday lunch times where you can enjoy a fine three course meal prepared and served at your seat on board a steam or heritage diesel hauled train. Prices for this fabulous service start at just £35.95 and trains operate regularly throughout the year, including some evening specials too.

We also operate Fish & Chip Special trains which depart from Tunbridge Wells West on selected Thursday Lunchtimes and Saturday evenings. This service enables you to enjoy a wonderful ride though the High Weald countryside whilst enjoying fresh fish and chips from our award winning supplier hauled by steam or heritage diesel. On some occasions this is combined with a Murder Mystery evening and you can enjoy your evening meal with us and investigate a murder all on board one of our trains!

New for 2016 is our Pie, Mash and a Pint service, this train combines the traditional Great British Pie & Mash with everyone’s favourite, Real Ale, all on board a steam hauled train, to complement your fine meal will be a Jam Roly-Poly and Custard too, all this and a great evening out for just £24.95.

We are a wonderful ride through the High Weald countryside, with a destination at every station!

Steam and Heritage Diesel hauled trains are subject to availability.

Duration: 5 Miles

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Mobile phone coverageChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedWedding receptions

We have a carriage converted to accept wheelchairs and also an on the train Bar facility which is usually open on all green and yellow timetabled days as well as special events. Full on train dining is available when pre-booked in advance.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 5 Mar - Sun 30 Oct 2016 Sat - Sun 09:30 to 18:00


Adults: £9 - £11
Children: £4.50 - £5.50
Family: £23.50 - £28.50
Concession: £8 - £10

Standard fares, only available on Green, Yellow or Purple timetable days, fares for on train dining services will vary and start from just £35.95 for our High Weald Belle Luncheon Train and at just £17 for our Fish & Chip Lunch trains.



See location of Spa Valley Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 577384  Lat: 51.12372 Long: 0.25310

By train: ‘Southern’ to Eridge - Spa Valley Trains share Eridge Station with footbridge connection to/from National Rail Services. Southern operate regular through trains to Eridge from London Bridge, East Croydon, Oxted, Crowborough, Uckfield plus Intermediate Stations. Through tickets offering a discount are available from all Southern stations. If you need to help staff find the right ticket just quote K569 for Tunbridge Wells West, K570 for Groombridge or K571 for High Rocks. ‘Southeastern’ to Tunbridge Wells, then either a short bus ride or a pleasant 10 minute walk down the hill along the High Street and Pantiles. Frequent local bus services stop at Sainsbury’s.

By road: approximately 35 miles from central London, 18 miles from Junction 5 of the M25 via the A21, then either the A26 or A264 to Tunbridge Wells Town Centre. Follow the brown tourist signs once you are in the town centre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Eridge Station station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

We have a carriage converted to accept wheelchairs and also an on the train Bar facility which is usually open on all green and yellow timetabled days as well as special events. Full on train dining is available when pre-booked in advance.

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