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Nene Valley Railway

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Great day out

We were staying at Ferry Meadows campsite so decided to take a trip on the Nene Valley railway... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris W
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Worth every penny

This isn’t a cheap day out but it was worth every penny. They try to have their big steam train... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom S
London, United Kingdom
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Wansford Station Old Great North Road, Peterborough PE8 6LR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was bought this as fathers day gift the Wansford station was ok with good sized sausage rolls, staff very pleasant. Big disappointment no steam engine the tornado was in the siding under repair pulled by diesel journey was ok with buffet serving drinks spent two...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying at Ferry Meadows campsite so decided to take a trip on the Nene Valley railway. We walked to Overton station and bought a rover ticket which meant we could get on and off the train as we wanted. We had about half...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This isn’t a cheap day out but it was worth every penny. They try to have their big steam train running but do have others. Wansford and Peterborough stations have plenty to see and do. Only thing I found a bit strange is the guy...More

1  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a big steam engine fan I was thrilled to see NVR footplate experience options and in particular, their extra special opportunities to drive special guest locomotives beyond their normal fleet. I was lucky enough to get my hands on exLNER A4 60009 Union of...More

1  Thank SamC2598
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see on a trip along the line (especially behind a large steam engine). Recommend a visit to the café - good food and the GPO coach book stall, always find something to buy in there. Well maintained railway with slick operation. For...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at Ferry Meadows caravan site and the railway runs alongside the park. The occasional whistle from the trains and a plume of smoke is a sign that the track is close at hand. The station is a real step back in time...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time of actually riding the train; previously have visited a few times for the café which is a great alternative to motorway services (lovely bacon butty & cup of tea), just off the A1. The train journey is a decent length return trip and...More

Thank PaulHarness
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we found it very easy to find, very well signposted ,when you arrive plenty of free parking , at the booking office very friendly and helpful there is a gift shop plus a snack bar selling sandwiches hot food plus hot or cold drinks, out...More

Thank mellonheadRugby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband received a voucher at Christmas and we were able to enjoy our day out in the summer in August. Although the steam engine wasn't running on the day we visited, even though there was a Diesel instead, this did not spoil the experience....More

2  Thank shuba26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although arranging the trip was delayed for 18 months, we really enjoyed the steam train ride and cream teas our daughter purchased for us as a Christmas present. The scenery was lovely and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.

1  Thank exiledyellowbelly
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Tom S
30 August 2018|
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Response from Nene Valley Rai... O | Property representative |
Wansford (1/2 mile off the A1) is free... Peterborough NVR which is more central to the city situated by Railworld is free with a travel ticket
June H
5 August 2018|
Response from IanC4098 | Reviewed this property |
We went for many successive years when the kids were younger. Every year it got quicker and slicker until it became like a conveyor belt, they couldn't get rid of you fast enough! The queues were long but at least they put a... More
Val F
5 August 2018|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
As above the website may assist or a phone call to the helpful staff.