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Churnet Valley Railway

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Churnet Valley Railway
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  • Average9%
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“black lion”(25 reviews)
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The Churnet Valley Railway, is a picturesque heritage Steam Railway that runs through Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland, the Churnet Valley. It meanders alongside the Caldon Canal and the River Churnet for a delightful nostalgic 11 mile return...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 750755
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Reviewed yesterday

For my birthday I was given a gift of driving a steam train,it was a memorable morning,it started with bacon and egg baps which were served by two lovely ladies,l had a short induction given by Howard,later with the fireman Brain.my family were with me,so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the smaller heritage railways, but still with all the great interest of the others. The train journey is not the longest, but the Locos/rolling stock/engineering workshop and Station more than make up for that. The staff were very friendly and professional. The superb...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an enjoyable Forties Weekend! First class entertainers and the most friendly fellow passengers and staff produced an atmosphere that will be remembered for a long time. The dinner on the Moorlander dining coach on Saturday night could not have been bettered both as regards...More

Thank johnturner27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the grandchildren to Santa and Steam and having been on a previous visit we were really looking forward to this trip. However, on this occasion we were disappointed. The entertainment on the station platform had gone, meeting Santa after the train journey was...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up on the Sunday, really only because we had been given a voucher as a present from last Christmas and had to use it before it expired. Well, what can I say, it was fantastic! We paid an extra £1.50 to take our...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don’t know where to start - what a fantastic themed weekend. We arrived to the sound of George Formby (leaning on the lamppost) and worked our way around to the lovely Dane Vera Lynn at Cheddleton and an amazing young man singing the most...More

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 4 spent the evening on the 3 hour steam train dining experience as part of the annual 40's weekend event. Unlike previous dining experiences there was a choice for each of the three courses which were selected prior to attending. The food...More

Thank Derek R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having promised myself to a journey on the Churnet Valley Railway for some time now the ambition was finally realised and I'm glad I made the effort. There were one or two minor operating difficulties on the day but the staff rose to meet the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky it was a sunny day. The scenery was lovely. Rivers canal pubs and open fields as well as many trees. The steam engine was of course the star. Huge steam and smoke monster !! Carriage was right back to the fifties !!...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a 20 minute wait at the station, I took my grandchildren to buy a snack and was surprised at the prices they charged!

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May 13, 2018|
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Response from mitzi12016 | Reviewed this property |
Both stations offer things to see, but Froghall station is a short walk from Froghall Wharf which is lovely,it has a tea room called Hettys which is well worth a visit,you can walk alongside the Canal if you have the time.
Malcolm L
April 5, 2018|
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Response from JonK2034 | Property representative |
In the main yes, but on selected events journeys are restricted to certain times. However on such occasions this is advised at time of booking :)
March 19, 2018|
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Response from ianrice007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do allow dogs on the trains