Romney, Hythe & 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. Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence this world famous steam railway is one of Kent’s top attractions.
The Toy and 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 railways history always engage the grown-ups. The railways 90th Anniversary Museum (open during peak season) includes the fascinating story of the railways beginnings in 1927 to the present day. Set alongside these extensive indoor features, over the bridge, the 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.
Catering is available at most stations. For 2017 Dungeness boasts a newly renovated End of the Line Restaurant specialising in local seafood. The Heywood Buffet at New Romney serves up a warming lunch and a bite sized children’s menu. Looking for something sweet? The vintage style Tea Room at Hythe Station has plenty of homemade cakes to whet the appetite.
Hythe, Dymchurch, New Romney and Dungeness Stations are all host to quality souvenir shops, whether it’s a gift for the children or a nostalgic treat for yourself, there is something for everyone.
An enjoyable and nostalgic day out can be added to by visiting on one of the railways unique special event days (see website for details). Suitable for all generations in all weathers the railway is the perfect day out.
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