The Kent & East Sussex Railway owes much of its charm to its origin as the world's first light railway. Originally opened in 1900, the tightly curved line with steep gradients is typical of those rural railways that were developed on shoestring budgets to bring the 'iron horse' to sparsely populated areas.
Re-opened by dedicated volunteers as an attraction in 1974, following its demise in the 1950s, today it is one of Britain's most loved, most original heritage railways, running steam and heritage diesel trains for ten and a half 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 the magnificent Bodiam Castle.
An ever-evolving range of special events and offers provides temptation and interest for all ages whether you're a regular visitor or one who has yet to discover the unique charm of the Kent & East Sussex Railway
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Kent and East Sussex Railway Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE T: 01580 765155 F: 01580 765654 W: www.kesr.org.uk E: