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Take a step back in time and embark on a journey that will help you escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Climb onboard a stunning heritage carriage, based on traditional designs from the 1950s and 60s on the Churnet Valley Railway. Prepare to be transported through the breath-taking countryside, along the Cauldon Canal, while enjoying the views behind a beautifully restored heritage steam or diesel locomotive.

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    • Monty's Guide
      October 3, 2022 at 5:38 pm
      John HukeJohn Huke

      18:17 14 Sep 22
      This is like a step back in time. A fantastic steam train, beautiful station, cafe and shop. The friendly staff were very helpful. You have 2 trains which allows you to get off for a pub lunch from one and catch one later to carry on and return. There's 4 stations it stops at I think. We stayed on for the whole journey which took about 2hr 20min. Some stops don't have much there. The train had about 8 carriages with a breakfast carriage. The whistle is very loud and the steam billows away. There's some good views too. Take a packed lunch or buy in the shop. This was a great experience and not expensive at all. Brilliant few hours

      Mark WallaceMark Wallace

      20:46 24 Aug 22
      Lovely railway which has lots of potential.Had great ride from Froghall to the end and back. Train was clean and staff were all dressed in period clothes which was nice to see.The countryside views are fantastic.There has been a lot of work on the route and buildings which has been great to see.Only negative thing is the tea room and the shop at the station. My wife and I felt that the selection of food was somewhat limited and the shop was poorly stocked. However don't let this detract from a great heritage railway and the work that they are doings

      Janet NichollsJanet Nicholls

      19:41 20 Aug 22
      A really enjoyable and relaxing experience. Travelling in classic style, going back in time on one of the wonderful trains looking out at beautiful countryside and the old stations. Enjoying a lovely meal with very attentive staff/volunteers.Enjoyed a lovely cup of tea in the Victorian tearoom at Froghall before our journey began.


      13:19 02 Jun 22
      I lovely little train ride with pleasent views and friendly staff.We went for the breakfast experience and I would recommend it to anyone. I very much felt like we had gone back to a bye gone era, imagining Hercule Poirot to walk through the carriage at any moment.With other experiences available, including Sunday dinner, and a polar express for Christmas, we will definitely be back.

      Tracy HobbsTracy Hobbs

      14:46 31 Dec 21
      We went to churnet valley on the 23rd December for the polar express too see Santa. What an amazing experience went with my husband, grown up daughter and toddler foster child, we had such a good time, watching the train pull into the station whilst playing the theme tune was unforgettable. Nicely decorated train, the dancers/ actors were brilliant, there man who played the ghost was really good. Then to receive the first bell of Christmas from Santa, brilliant, definitely be back again. Well priced for the experience you get, thankyou so much🙂🙂🙂


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