Call to book01904 734 939
Tour Search
#Favourites

Severn Valley Railway

Completed in 1862, the Severn Valley Railway was originally 40 miles long. It was absorbed into the Great Western Railway in the 1870s, which was the time the line rose to prominence for hauling coal freight. The railway remained well known for this until the late 1930s, when the advent of lorries decreased the railway's share in any freight traffic. The line was closed in 1963, and almost half of the line was quickly dismantled and built over.

However, in 1965 a group of local enthusiasts began the task of preserving what remained of the line, and the first passenger train ran on the heritage railway in 1970. Full services from Kidderminster in Worcestershire to Bridgnorth in Shropshire commenced in 1974, and the line has remained a popular tourist attraction ever since. This is helped in no small measure by the fact that the 16-mile route follows the winding path of the River Severn, through a valley with very few roads - meaning most of the stunning views can only be seen by rail. One of the favourite sights of many passengers is the 200 metre Victoria Bridge, spanning across the river.

1 result matching: Severn Valley Railway

Filters
Filter by
Clear All
Holiday type
Reset
Holiday length
Reset
Transport type
Reset
Additional options
Reset

Latest holiday brochures

Order our latest holiday brochures today

Order Today
Worcester Cathedral
4.1 stars(45 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
5 days from
£399 pp
View Details
5 days from
£399
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsWorcester
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
Map and accommodation
Our customers love our Severn Valley Railway tours
Cotswolds & The Severn Valley
28/Sep
Chris Marchant
5 stars
“A wonderfully organised and led trip. The train rides in the Forest of Dean and on the Warwickshire and Gloucestershire Railway were brilliant and the tour of Worcester was so informative with a lovely guide. The hotel staff were all brilliant at the White House. The only slight downer was the cuisine. The vegetables were tasteless. Maybe this was down to the Brexit driven shortages both of staff and fresh produce.
Collected by Trustpilot
Get in touch with one of our Travel Specialists

Helping you plan your holiday...

Call

Enquire
Luke Simpson
Luke
Lynne Broadley
Lynne
Helen Laverack
Helen