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Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited

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Brilliant little railway

Not the most scenic railway we've ever visited but really interesting & a nice run nevertheless... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Sarah N
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Beer festival afternoon

Attended the beer festival on the saturday afternoon in glorious sunshine, The range of beers was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
andrew s
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne Viaduct Station, Sittingbourne Retail Park, Sittingbourne ME10 2XD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the beer festival on the saturday afternoon in glorious sunshine, The range of beers was very good, the price charged was very reasonable and the free pint on entry was a nice touch. the staff there were very good nothing was to much trouble...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Sittingbourne for over 20 yrs now and first time I have been on this. Great afternoon out and to say the staff are all volunteers, they are polite, courteous and very helpful. Thank you so much. Looking forward to the Beer...More

Thank Barking T
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback - we really do try to be friendly. How did you find out about us? We look forward to seeing you again during Steam & Beer.

Reviewed 11 April 2018

We live about 20 minutes from Sittingbourne but only discovered the light railway after our plans were scuppered by a last minute cancellation. Its a pleasant train journey (this particular engine was over 100 years old) and run entirely by volunteers who do a fantastic...More

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Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your review - we’re delighted you had a nice afternoon.

Reviewed 21 December 2017

What a waste of money, you spend 10 minutes on a train (nice engine but shed like carriage) to go to a museum which is more of a workers yard and just as untidy. We did the santa special and the actually santa experience was...More

Thank Lloyd B
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

I’m sorry we didn’t live up to your expectations. The coaches are pretty similar to that originally operated when it was an industrial railway. As a volunteer-run organisation, with no external funding, we try our hardest to provide an experience that passengers enjoy but some...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Bought tickets to take our two year old twin grandsons to ride on the train to see Santa. Got the first train of the day and Santa was at the station ringing his bell and say hello to all the children. We boarded the train...More

Thank marmitepotato
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are really pleased you had a good time. Trains will be running from Easter until the end of September.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Went here recently and it was a great afternoon . The ride was great and there is lots of things to look at . The staff were very friendly

Thank DaveLisaHolly
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We’re glad you had a great afternoon!

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Visited on the railways recent Gala weekend with three steam and one diesel loco in service. The first part of the train trip feels like your travelling the Docklands Light railway on the viaducts, while seeing the industrial landscape below. It also appears the train...More

Thank bottomleybradley2015
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your great review. It is not usual practice to have a ‘bed of grass’ - our qualified volunteers have been unable to run the weedkilling train! We’re glad you had a good time and enjoyed the facilities. See our website for more...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a real industrial preservation job> the whole place awesome from the start of the journey at Sittingbourne - the viaduct then the train steadily traveleeing over a long long viaduct all the way through the weeds and jungle and old industrial waste till...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your great response. The track isn’t normally a jungle, our qualified volunteers have been unable to weedkill the line this year but we expect to be able to do so before next season. The lady in question may well be our chairman!...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Not the most scenic railway we've ever visited but really interesting & a nice run nevertheless. Definately worth a visit if you're in the area

Thank Sarah N
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your great review.

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The volunteers do a great job of making you feel very welcome. The place is not the most polished of tourist attractions but that adds to the charm. The trains and museum are very nice and both myself and my 4 year old had a...More

Thank Russgas
Stopem, Public Relations Manager at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your great review - I will pass your review on to our hard-working volunteers!

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