I've decided to do two blog posts a week about our holiday so I'm not rambling on for months. Day two we spent the entire day on the Severn Valley Railway starting in Bridgnorth, my boyfriend if kind of obsessed with trains and when I found out it would be an old steam engine I'll admit, I kinda freaked out too. I adore old steam engines, especially the ones that remind me of the Hogwarts express. And boy did this one! As soon as we go it i saw that the carriages were like the ones in Harry Potter and I was literally bouncing up and down on the seats I was so excited. The transtation Itself was absolutely adorable, and as we passed through the other five stops we saw that the other stations were equally as picturesque and cute.
We stopped off at Highly so that Matt could go an visit a little steam engine museum. Considering what a small building it was, there was quite a lot of trains inside and some of them you were able to get inside and have a look at how they all worked. We also nipped upstairs for probably the best jam and cream scone I have ever had. we were able to spend probably an hour and half looking at everything inside and even if you aren't a massive train fan, which I'm not, It's still quite interesting to see. (And if you have no interest what so ever, the tea room does delicious cakes!)
Afterwards we hopped back on the train and headed for the final stop of Kidderminster so we could have a look in another museum which had a lot more about how the actual train lines worked and was quite interactive considering how small it was. What we didn't realise was that the train passes the West Midlands safari park and were pretty shicked to look out the window and see three elephants I can tell you! Kidderminster station had an adorable old school newspaper stand and a lot of old style suitcases and trunks dotted around. We stopped for a hot chocolate while we waited for the last train to arrive and then headed home. Even though we'd spent the majority of the day sat down, I was SUPER tired, Matt swears I was falling asleep against the window!
Are any of you train fans? If so, do you think you would ever visit Severn Valley? It's absolutely gorgeous ... and very British.