The Severn Valley Railway is celebrating after winning a prestigious tourism award. 

The leading heritage railway has been selected for a Traveller's Choice award by the online tourism platform TripAdvisor for the fifth year in a row. 

The awards are given to the top 10 per cent of visitor attractions around the world and are based on reviews and ratings earned over the previous year. 

Lewis Maddox, the SVR's visitor engagement manager, said: "It means a huge amount to secure this accolade once again. 

"Millions of people across the world rely on TripAdvisor when making their decisions about where to go and what to visit. 

"For us to be right up there with the world's leading brands is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, both paid and volunteer, who go the extra mile to make sure our visitors have a great day out."

The award is handed to the top 10 per cent of attractions worldwide The award is handed to the top 10 per cent of attractions worldwide (Image: Severn Valley Railway)

The Severn Valley Railway has a packed summer season of events coming up with family-based activities offered on all running days. 

There will also be the celebration of Kidderminster Station's 40th anniversary later this month, a Brick weekend on August 3 and August 4 and a vintage transport extravaganza on August 10. 

For more information about the Severn Valley Railway or to book tickets for the attraction visit