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Churnet Valley Railway

Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 758491
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Childhood revisited

Where to start I was right back to being a child again sounds the smells. Visited twice in a week... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Inverness, United Kingdom
A gem in the heart of Staffordshire

I did not know of the CVR until I was bought a days visit by my daughter Ruth. What a fabulous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graeme E
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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 journey. Kingsley & Froghall Station has ample parking and disabled access and is home to the award winning traditional Tea Room plus the railways Souvenir Shop, both of which are open on running days. Consall Station has no public road access making it very quiet and isolated in its situation beside the weir on River Churnet where the canal splits from the river. Nearby are the Lime Kilns and the Black Lion Public House. At Cheddleton Station you can visit the Railway’s Engine Sheds and its small Railway Artifacts Museum. Trains run most Sundays from February to October, and full weekends from Easter as well as Wednesdays from June to September. Additional services run on all Bank Holiday Mondays and school holidays.
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Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 758491
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Where to start I was right back to being a child again sounds the smells. Visited twice in a week found it good value for money staff very friendly and helpfull so much so I intend to purchase shares in railway and I am happy...More

1  Thank Duncanmurch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not know of the CVR until I was bought a days visit by my daughter Ruth. What a fabulous treat was in store, from start to finish, end to end it was a pure delight. The setting, the engines, the rolling stock, the...More

Thank Graeme E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to a wedding on the train and it was absolutely brilliant. Could not fault the day, the staff were so well organised and pleasant, nothing was too much trouble considering the logistics. If you want a novel function book a party on the...More

Thank amyis2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a real nice day on railway got on at Frogall loads of parking, got off at Red Lion for lunch really nice meal would recommend for all ages

1  Thank christine a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to this line. It was a sunny day, and the area was looking its best. The staff and volunteers were all very friendly and it is a bit of a throw back to the earlier days of railway preservation, as the major...More

Thank Huochemi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely day out at Churnet Valley Railway last weekend starting at Froghall station near Cheadle. We arrived a little early and had time for a drink at the delightful tea room before our steam train arrived. Our journey took us through the...More

Thank bphr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in the afternoon, so didn't really get the full benefit of the rover ticket . Nevertheless, we had an enjoyable journey backwards and forwards. To get the full benefit arrive early.

Thank Noreen E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the steam train trip in the chutney valley. The outing was sponsored and run by volunteers. The tea room was lovely and had great food and coffee.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read a recent,very negative review I felt absolutely compelled to write my own review which I very seldom do. From the exceptionally friendly enquiries over the telephone,to our very enjoyable day out in the beautiful Churnet Valley,on the train and a stop off at...More

Thank yozzo
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I would like to tell you about our experience of dealing with Churnet Valley Railway which for a Plc is mind blowing. As a family we have spent months planning a day out for a joint birthday surprise for my father and uncle who are...More

Thank Marie M
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Hi Is there a dress code for the lunch time dining trip ? Regards Julie
9 April 2017|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie I didn't go for lunch so I am not sure . Sorry regrads
Cynthia K
At what time of the day does the Churnet Valley Railway train run? How long is the tour? and how much does it cost? Would you pick up someone staying in Stoke-on Trent? Thank you, Cynthia
31 October 2015|
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Response from Jon5987 | Reviewed this property |
Need to check the CVR website for Public Opening Dates, but generally it's weekend and Bank Holidays with Wednesdays during school holidays. First train about 11am (earlier during selected events), you did need to make your... More