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Address: Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
Phone Number: 015090632323
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Wednesday evening at 1930 - dinner experience on board the train from Loughborough to Leicester stopping on Swithland Reservoir Viaduct before proceeding to Leicester. Return... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wednesday evening at 1930 - dinner experience on board the train from Loughborough to Leicester stopping on Swithland Reservoir Viaduct before proceeding to Leicester. Return from Leicester stops at Rothley for 30 minutes where there is an opportunity to explore this station and with kind permission from the footplate crew a chance to 'cab' the engine!

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Leek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice chilled out day, not as commercial as other railways so a more relaxed visit, this railway has a different as it's double track with a very smooth ride, your also welcome to wander around the engine shed and see current projects. The cost of the snacks were also very cheap compared to most attractions!

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful afternoon we had on your beautiful railway. The platform looked lovely and clean with interesting things on it the staff were cheerful and neatly dressed. The steam train was really well looked after and gave us a tremendous trip on an interesting line. There was lovely looking meals available if you prebooked which smelled delicious. Drinks and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I never get fed up with the steam trains, I visit them quite often, always find you can get a good meal at a reasonable price. Worth a visit.

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East Midlands, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great thing to try, food good and the staff were helpful but difficult for my sister in law in a wheelchair. Would recommend for a special occasion for fully able guests

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Felpham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The railway in general: - Lovely steam / heritage railway through Leicestershire. Charnwood Forester: Saturday evening (18th July 2015) steam / dining train from Loughborough to Leicester. Six course meal is definitely recommended, train travel just a bonus. Ride behind a steam train on a Saturday evening whilst having an ala carte menu served at your seat - all the... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Dining experience on the Charwood Forester steam train was faultless, from the beautifully kept authentic period station to the excellent food and service. Worth every penny.

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Bedford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Me and my hubby went on an evening dinner ride and it was brilliant. The train is a restored locomotive and so are the carriages. The meals are all cooked on board the train, not off site and brought in, and the food was fabulous. The ambience of the train was great and we thoroughly enjoyed it. You only go... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just returned from a delightful 5 course evening meal on the Great Central - leaving from Loughborough Station. Staff were delightful, very professional and courteous at all times. Food was superb and the courses were well spread out. Time allowed for wandering around the stations and taking photos. All the passengers appeared to thoroughly enjoy the evening - very informal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent trips up and down the railway line using the steam engine. Fantastic displays at each station, very authentic.

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Additional Information about Great Central Railway

Address: Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
Phone Number: 015090632323
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Loughborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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