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Steam on Kent Coast & Sussex Countryside

At a Glance:

  • The world's smallest public railway

  • Guided walking tour of Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • Bluebell Railway

  • Medieval East Grinstead

Day 1:

We depart from East Anglia and travel to Kent, arriving late afternoon at Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel for our 4 night stay. We are welcomed with Tea/Coffee & biscuits on arrival.


Day 2:

Today's excursion takes us first via the charming village of Tenterden, we stop so you can stretch your legs and grab a coffee. From here we continue south to the coast and the small resort of Hythe. Here we join 'The World's Smallest Public Railway' - the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway for a journey to Dungeness. We stop for a short while before returning to Hythe on the train.

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Day 3:

This morning we visit the Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its elegant streets and Georgian buildings and the famous Pantiles, a colonnaded shopping area in the town centre. We enjoy a guided tour of this historic town and discover something of its 400-year history.

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Day 4:

Today we take a leisurely ride to Sheffield Park and the famous Bluebell Railway. We enjoy a ride along the 11 miles route to East Grinstead. The medieval town of East Grinstead has one of the longest runs of timber framed buildings in the country and the High Street is well worth exploring, with independent and select shops bars and restaurants. We spend the afternoon here returning later to the hotel.

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Day 5:

After breakfast we leave and head for home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included


The Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel stands on the outskirts of the town in Pembury. Built in the style of a traditional Kentish Oast house the well-presented hotel offers excellent accommodation and facilities include indoor swimming pool and sauna.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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