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K&ESR wins Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2024


8thJuly 2024

Kent & East Sussex Railway wins Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2024

Heritage Railway ranks in Top 10% of worldwide places to visit

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2024          Steam locomotive Hastings approaching Tenterden 

The Kent & East Sussex Railway (K&ESR) is celebrating a new accolade in its 50thAnniversary year: recognition in Tripadvisor's® Travellers' Choice® Awards for 2024. The award honours businesses that consistently earn great reviews, placing the K&ESR among the top 10% of listings of places to visit around the world on Tripadvisor.

As the world's largest travel guidance platform, Tripadvisor has unparalleled authority with travellers and diners. This award is based on genuine feedback from anyone in the community who has visited and left an authentic, first-hand review on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period, making it a valuable and trustworthy designation of great places to visit.

"We are honoured to be included among travellers' favourites this year and can't thank our visitors enough for their support and positive reviews," said K&ESR Commercial Manager Andre Freeman. 

"As a charity, which is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, our sincere thanks also go to the hundreds of dedicated people who work tirelessly - both with visitors and operationally behind the scenes - to deliver an exceptional experience: week in, week out. This award has only been possible because of you too. We look forward to welcoming many more visitors to experience living history and a step away from the everyday on our wonderful heritage line."

"Congratulations to the Kent & East Sussex Railway on its recognition in Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards for 2024," said John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at Tripadvisor.

"Travellers' Choice honours businesses that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence. This means you have made such a memorable impact on your visitors that many of them took the time to go online and leave a great review about their experience. People rely on Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice seal to help them navigate the myriad of things to see, eat and do across the globe. We hope this recognition continues to drive business to you in 2024 and beyond."

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For further information please contact:

Alison Miles, Press Officer, K&ESR 07900 691116

Notes to Editors

About the Kent & East Sussex Railway:The Kent & East Sussex Railway is a renowned heritage railway based in Tenterden, Kent, UK and operates as an educational charity. Built by Holman F Stephens, it was the first light passenger railway in Britain in the early 20thcentury and is today one of Britain's most loved and original heritage lines which celebrates the 50thanniversary of reopening in 2024. With a rich history spanning over 120 years, the K&ESR offers visitors an authentic steam and diesel-powered railway experience through 10½ miles of Wealden countryside in the beautiful Rother Valley, a designated National Landscape (formerly known as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Staffed almost entirely by volunteers, the railway prides itself on preserving railway heritage, operating a diverse range of locomotives, and providing a unique glimpse into the golden age of rail travel.

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