Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

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Overview

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway runs for 13 ½ miles from the picturesque Cinque Port town of Hythe, through the family-friendly seaside village to Dymchurch, towards the railways headquarters at New Romney and finally reaching the National Nature Reserve of Dungeness It is a winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence and this steam railway is one of Kent's top attractions.

Where is Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway located?

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is located on the Kent coast. Stations are easily accessible from the M20 and A259. Stations include: Hythe, Dymchurch, New Romney, Romney Sands and Dungeness.

Details on what activities are available at Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway?

The Model Exhibition at New Romney Station is a must-see attraction. Showcasing RH&DR memorabilia, past headboards and of course a working model railway. The interactive features are sure to keep the children intrigued, whilst displays depicting the railway's history always engages the grown-ups. Set alongside these extensive indoor features, and over the bridge, children will find the train-themed outdoor play area. Younger children can enjoy the Tiny Tots Children's Play Area adjacent to the picnic area on the station concourse.

Things to do in the local area?

Kent is the graden of England and the RH&DR sits nicely between the countryside and coast. There are plenty of hotels and holiday parks nearby.

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'I'm writing to sincerely thank you for organising our recent Driver Experience day on Hercules and for somehow arranging for the weather to be kind to us as well! It was a truly memorable day and I am sure that I speak for Richard as well, when I say that it will live with us for the rest of our lives. I can't praise both Phil and Zac highly enough for the way in which they conducted themselves throughout. Welcoming, Professional, clear with their instructions and always happy to answer questions, they were great ambassadors for the railway. It can't be easy dealing with novices like ourselves but they quickly made us feel at ease and showed enormous patience whilst we came to grips with the task in hand. Their input enhanced what was a thoroughly enjoyable day. The whole experience only enforced my admiration for the level of excellence and dedication that is required from the drivers. I would like you to pass on my thanks to all the Staff who looked after us so well throughout the day, including the caterers at Dungeness. Thanks must also go to Mr Ian Botting who gave his time up to talk to us at the beginning of the day and answer questions concerning the Permanent Way team. Finally please pass on our thanks to both Phil and Zac for making it a day to remember.'

TrevorD

I have 8 and 9 year old boys. Having visited a few steam railways previously, the boys were facing this one with a certain amount of trepidation. Upon arrival they were pleasantly surprised and have since commented that it is the best train journey they've ever been on. We sat in the rear carriage which was also the buffet car. We bought drinks and snacks, all of which were reasonably priced. The guy running the buffet car, Mark, was working voluntarily and told us that a lot of the staff are volunteers. You wouldn't know, they are all very passionate about the railway. Mark gave us loads of information about the history of the railway, some of the places en route and also recommendations for local places to eat. The whole experience was very memorable and I would not only recommend this to anyone but I would say it's a ‘must do' if you're visiting this part of the World.

Beels1

We'd previously been on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway with our grandsons aged 9, 7 and 4 who really enjoy trains especially the 4 year old. He likes watching them rather than travelling on them although he did get a free ride. He overlooks Temple Meads station in Bristol and will spend ages watching the trains coming and going. At the model railway museum they all enjoyed pressing the buttons to make the trains go and the older 2 took part in a quiz and had great fun finding all the answers. We had to "drag" them away at closing time and must admit it was a very reasonably priced outing to keep them amused during half-term.

JacquelineB

We boarded this lovely little train at Romney Sands and went up to Dungeness then back and got off at Dymchurch. We got a hot drink (as the weather was freezing cold) at a little cafe in the high street then got back on and got off at New Romney to look at the model trains then back on to Romney Sands. The trains are very sweet and well kept and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Our kids aged 13, 9 and 6 enjoyed their day as did we. Would highly recommend for a fun day out but maybe in nicer weather!!

AmeliaS
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Features and facilities

Dog friendly

Summary

20th century buildings

No smoking

Child friendly

Gift shop

Free car parking (on site)

Facilities

Catering

Coaches

Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available

Shop

Food

Tea Room

Picnic area

Extra info

Nearest Airport: London Ashford Airport
Nearest Train Station: Ashford International
Nearest Railway Time: 25 minutes

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Arrival information & directions

Address: 2 Littlestone Road, New Romney, Kent, New RomneyTN28 8PL, United Kingdom

Most stations within five minutes of A259. Hythe Station is three miles from junction 11 of M20.

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