Ever wanted to go back in time and travel the old Victorian style way on the steam railway well now you can!
If you are in the UK take a day trip to the beautiful countryside county of Shropshire where the steam railway awaits.
You don’t need to be a train enthusiast as it is still a great day out for anyone.
Here is my guide on how to best spend a day out on the Severn Valley Railway
Which station to start at?
I recommend that you start at either the stations in Bridgnorth or Kidderminster. As these are both the endpoints of the railway itself, which means that you will get the chance to ride along the whole full length of the track and back along getting to go on all the possible stops, making the most out of your ticket and the day.
When you arrive at any of the stations you will be welcomed by the old feel Victorian styled train stations that use to exist in abundance up and down the country.
When you go to collect your ticket you will be asked whether you want to ride in first, second or third class (I think any ticket will do, just note the price does change depending on the class).
What stops to make along the way?
What stops you make and the order in which you make them does depend on what you want to do during the day, but also which station you start you at.
The places I would recommend getting off at are:
Here you can go for a stroll around this historic market town with plenty of cafes and places to grab a bite to eat as well as a section of an old castle ruin which once stood in the medieval town.
Here you can visit the old engine house which has a museum inside along with some train engines and the old royal carriage of King George V.
This riverside town makes for a great stop with a chance to get fish and chips, ice cream and go around the small museum in the town!
This small city offers a range of activities and places to eat as well as being the most built-up and developed of the stops. (As you leave the station to hear you will see the new one across the car park for all the modern trains).
Make sure you check all the train times for each stop you make so as not to miss ant departures especially at the end of the day, otherwise it will be an expensive taxi back to your starting point.
Sights to see when on the train?
Even if you decide to not get off at any of the stops and just enjoy your time sitting on the train there is still plenty to see.
The track follows the River Severn which can see along most of the route as well as rolling hills and plenty of farmland that covers this county making for some scenic views.
As you get closer to Kidderminster you will have a view of the Safari park with the chance to see some of the animals, such as deer, lions and giraffes.
Near Bewdley, you will be able to spot a glimpse of the reservoir, the old school and the church see the complete town from the train.
Now that you have read this complete guide on how to spend a day on the Seven Valley Railway you will be able to plan your trip along this historic steam railway and the surrounding towns going back in time to experience some of the past
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