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Local Directory > What to See > Railways

If you are a railway buff, then these fabulous railways are all witin an hours drive.  Any distances show are approximate miles from the center of Church Stretton.

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Severn Valley Railway (21 miles)


The SVR is a full-size standard-gauge railway line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains for the benefit of visitors and enthusiasts alike between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of 16 miles. The journey is full of interest, for the route follows closely the meandering course of the River Severn for most of the way on its journey between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. One highlight of the trip is the crossing of the River Severn by means of the Victoria Bridge - a massive 200-foot single span, high above the water which, incidentally, features in the film 'The Thirty-nine Steps' with Robert Powell in the leading role.

The nearest place to pick up the SVR which is also the end of the line is Bridgnorth.  All in all a great day out.


Llangollen Railway (40 miles)


LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY is a mainly Steam hauled Heritage Railway Line starting at Llangollen Station located beside the Dee River Bridge in Llangollen Town, and continuing for 7 ½ miles upstream, following the River Dee to the village of Carrog.

The Railway remains close to the waters of the river for most of it's length, On the north bank at Llangollen Station, the river is crossed on to the south bank via the Dee Bridge, approximately one mile upstream from Llangollen.


Railway Museum (11 miles)


The Society's museum can be found in School Lane off the High Street Bishop's Castle. Opening times are: Saturday and Sundays 14.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs from Easter to the end of September.


Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (30 miles)


A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside