Tenterden the Jewel of the Weald

Kent and East Sussex Railway in Tenterden .... a great day out

Tenterden Steam Railway

The Kent & East Sussex Railway stretches over 10 ½ miles between Tenterden and Bodiam stations and visitors of all ages will love the excitement of travelling on one of the country's finest rural light railways.

Kent and East Sussex Railway Tenterden

Families can extend their day and explore the many wonderful delights on offer in the towns & villages surrounding each station. At Tenterden, discover the impressive play park and intriguing shops, or relax and unwind in one of the many cafes and pubs along the idyllic High Street.

At Bodiam station, the magnificent medieval castle is only a short walk and visitors can step back in history as they explore the impressive battlements and towers, which offer breath taking views across the countryside. Visitors presenting a valid Kent & East Sussex Railway ticket will be treated to discounted castle admission.

Tenterden and Northiam are situated on the A28 between Ashford and Hastings and both stations have spacious car parks which are free all day for visitors. Please note that there is no parking at Bodiam Station so those wishing to start their journey from Bodiam can park at the Castle for just £3 per day.

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.

The Kent and East Sussex Railway www.kesr.org.uk have many events and theme days throughout the year as well as offering luxury fine dining on the Wealden Pullman service. A visitor attraction since 1974.


Please see our Tenterden diary for a selection of the events taking place at the Railway and around Tenterden. For further details of all special events at the Kent & East Sussex Railway see here www.kesr.org.uk.  Have a look at the Railway promotional videos on YouTube www.youtube.com/user/TheKesr/videos

Ample free parking. Licensed restaurant/tea room, gift shop, picnic area, children's play area, free wi-fi in some areas, access for the disabled, wheelchair accessible toilets .


Kent and East Sussex Railway
Tenterden Town Station
Station Road
TN30 6HE

General Enquiries – Tel:  01580 765155
Web: www.kesr.org.uk
Email: enquiries@kesr.org.uk

Fares for 2016

Day Rover fares for 2016
Adult £17.00
Child (3 - 15 years inc) £11.50 
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children) £38.00
Dogs £3.00

Car Park

Free car parking is available at Tenterden for passengers (Note: for some events there is a small charge which is refundable when purchasing your ticket).


Other useful information

Visitor information in English, French, Dutch and German


Souvenir & Gift Shop

Colonel Stephens Railway Museum


Tourist Information

The Railway has a tourist information hut which is open on all operating days and although unmanned contains information about many tourist attractions.