Great Railway Rides in the South East

Great Railway Rides in the South East

This 7 nighter brings together the castles at Hever and Leeds, the award winning garden at Exbury, the new enlarged and awe inspiring attraction at Stonehenge and nostalgic steam hauled journeys on 7 of our top Heritage Railway sites.  It works well as a small group tour but can also be set up as a tailor made programme for just 2 people with their own driver guide.  Highlights include:

  • An afternoon visit to the Didcot Railway Centre to see their unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics.
  • STEAM, the Museum of the Great Western Railway
  • The much expanded and awe inspiring prehistoric site at Stonehenge
  • A miniature railway ride through the award winning gardens at Exbury
  • A 10 mile journey through the Hampshire countryside on the Watercress Line
  • Visits to the breathtakingly beautiful castles at Hever and Leeds
  • The largest collection of Southern steam locomotives at the Bluebell Railway, the UK’s first preserved standard gauge passenger railway
  • A ride on the 15-inch gauge Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway working railway with a fine fleet of one-third scale steam and diesel locomotives.
  • The East Kent Railway, an exciting up and coming heritage railway deep in the Kent countryside originally built to serve the Kent collieries.
  • The Kent & East Sussex Railway which owes much of its charm to its origin as the world’s first light railway.