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Address: Stratford-upon-Avon Railway Station | Station Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PL, England
Phone Number: 44-121-708-4960
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Description: England's fastest regular steam train, runs between Birmingham and...
England's fastest regular steam train, runs between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon via the scenic North Warwickshire line.
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A Steamy Affair

What a great afternoon! The smell of the engine really made it for me: a unique aroma. Friendly volunteers, reasonable ticket price and the fact that we were the envy of all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Ratley
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110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a great afternoon! The smell of the engine really made it for me: a unique aroma. Friendly volunteers, reasonable ticket price and the fact that we were the envy of all those passengers on the platforms waiting for their modern, boring trains. The service takes a little over an hour to get from Stratford to Birmingham Snow Hill where... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The steam train trip is great, polite staff, helpful and the journey was a pleasure. We did the full return trip and the boys loved it. The problem we had is one of our party requires access to a disabled bathroom and the Stratford end had none which i found to be very disappointing and stained a good day out.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We travelled from Stratford Upon Avon on board this train being served a Sunday Lunch. It was an excellent experience from start to finish, everyone was very helpful and efficient from the lady that we booked with to the staff on board the train. The lunch was very good perhaps not as much meat as some might want, a good... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a wonderful trip we had on board the Shakespeare Express. We had booked to go from Stratford-Upon-Avon in standard class. On arrival at the station the locomotive, Rood Ashton Hall, was sitting at the end of the platform and the whole train looked superb standing on the platform. The carriage stewards were all cleaning the windows for that final... More 

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BenVT, Manager at The Shakespeare Express, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience on The Shakespeare Express! More 

walsall
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I booked as a treat for my husband a first class one way trip from Snow Hill to Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 31st August. His face was a picture when she steamed through Snow Hill and what a wonderful site to see. I had booked a two seat table in the first class carriage for full English breakfast (you do have... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on this steam train, such character and workmanship! The carriages are comfortable, you can opt to dine or just enjoy the trip. The staff work constantly, collecting rubbish etc to make sure it's a journey to remember. There were lots of them to help and point you in the right direction. Would definitely go again,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went from Moor St to Stratford-upon-Avon with the family. It was a lovely experience to go with our grandson who loves steam trains! The volunteers were very helpful, giving us lots of information about steam trains around the country, past and present. A thoroughly lovely day to remember!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This season of Shakespeare Express runs have just started, every Sunday now till 7th September ... this year we introduced our grand-daughter to the experience on her first birthday. What a great day out, leaving Stratford-upon-Avon around 12.30 and arriving in Birmingham Snow Hill at 13.40, then, after a short stop to move the engine to the other end of... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It is rare to be able to travel by steam for any decent amount of time these days so the Shakespeare Express gives a glimpse into what it is like to travel in an older carriage (1950s I believe) propelled by a steam locomotive. That said, in someways there is not too much difference to taking the normal train except,... More 

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Dunstable, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Fantastic day out for me best friends birthday treat. We like to make an annual run out the mainline with steam trains each year, but due to other commitments we weren't able to do a long distance on this year so decided to try the Shakespeare Express. Well! Fine food in in 50's coaches pulled by a magnificent ex Great... More 

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