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Discounted rail travel for the Young at Heart

11th June 2013 Print
Rail travel

Take a nostalgic steam train journey with the Kent & East Sussex Railway between Tuesday 25 June and Thursday 27 June (inclusive) and if you are over 60 take advantage of the special price all day unlimited travel rover ticket for seniors which is only £10 (Usually £14).

Everyone travelling on the railway can enjoy a relaxing steam train ride in beautifully restored carriages travelling through picturesque countryside between Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam stations.  The return journey from Tenterden to Bodiam is ten-and-a-half miles and takes around 50 minutes.

With a £10 all day rover ticket you can hop off at different stations and enjoy the many different attractions on offer or choose to sit back and relax with something tasty from the onboard catering selection.

Visitors can choose to pre-order a delicious cream tea or ploughman’s lunch and if grandchildren come along there is a children’s party box option available.

There will also be a warm welcome for visitors choosing to dine in the railway’s licensed restaurant at Tenterden station where you will find a choice of ‘daily specials’ and a children’s menu.

Tenterden station is a short walk from the idyllic high street in Tenterden with its beautiful Georgian and Victorian buildings which is home to attractive boutiques, quaint antique shops and attractive cafes and restaurants. 

Hop off at Northiam station and you can visit The Mill Toy & Pedal Car Museum which is directly opposite the station. Visitors presenting a valid Kent & East Sussex Railway ticket will be treated to £1 per person off admission.

At Bodiam station passengers can choose to take the short walk to Bodiam Castle and explore the romantic ruins, moat and impressive ramparts with their breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside.

For those who love to picnic, the railway offers an alfresco lunch option and pre-ordered picnic hamper can be ready to collect when you arrive at Tenterden station complete with napkins, cutlery and condiments. 

The railway’s facilities have been carefully designed with disabled, elderly and less mobile visitors in mind. There are parking spaces for Blue Badge holders next to the platform at Tenterden Town and Northiam stations, and accessible toilets at Tenterden, Northiam and Bodiam stations.

The railway is proud to boast a specially designed coach for wheelchair users called ‘Petros’ which is fitted with ramped access, wide aisles, an accessible toilet and moveable seating.

There is full wheelchair access to the shop and restaurant at Tenterden Town, and the Colonel Stephens Railway Museum has level access with 42”aisles.

The Tenterden ticket office is fitted with an induction loop. A ‘text-talk’ facility is also available from every page of their website.

Tenterden and Northiam are situated on the A28 between Ashford and Hastings and both stations have spacious car parks which are free. Those wishing to start their journey from Bodiam can park at the Castle for just £2 per day.

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