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Great Central Railway

Address: Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Attraction details
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was bought for me as a birthday gift, full weekend package, 2 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner included but best of all the murder mystery evening on a steam train. We had a great day exploring the rail network too, I would definitely recommended a weekend trip here.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This attraction is great for all ages, steam buffs as well as those not quite so knowlegeable. The museum and sheds at the Loughborough sidings are a must and so too are the coffee shops on Quorn and Rothley Stations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We tend to visit the Loughborough Great Central station on gala days, both steam and diesel. We have also been fortunate enough to enjoy several murder mystery Xmas trips as well as Santa specials. Although somewhat weather dependant, the galas are always enjoyable events and visiting locos add further interest. Car parking can be a problem however, as the steam... More 

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Loughborough
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely day out .Staff are really friendly and the station really is a step back in time .They do a lot of themed events & have character engines that are popular with young children Their restaurant carriage is a must for a special occasion it could rival the Orient express

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Since we're both fans of history and heritage trains, we decided to spend our Valentine's Day on the Great Central Railway. It turned out to be a wonderful day. We drove to Loughborough from Nottingham. In advance we were a little concerned there didn't seem to be any designated parking, but there was actually plenty on the road outside the... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It was my dads birthday, and it could not have been any better. We were given a coach to ourselves and the food was really something! - remember what the poor guys are cooking it on!! We were able to get there before and dress the coach up with balloons etc. The stations are immaculately clean, well done to all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Went on this the train went 8 miles out before going back to the station. The manager tried lying stating it had finished its journey when it hadn't it was the fact the kitchen had a fault. Sat in the station the rest of the time. Did not want to help out , refund or even acknowledge that the staff... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

The Great Central Railway is a great day out for all the family with very helpful and friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

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Markfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went here with a large group of friends (24 of us in total) and enjoyed it immensely.the staff are faultless ,polite and very efficient.the food is all cooked fresh in a small galley and it was amazing!!!! Every course was delicious and the main course of lamb was the best I've tasted it just fell off the bone. Well... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited the railway as a treat for my birthday. We chose Quorn as the station to park at rather than Loughborough for ease especially it's disabled access. The railway is the only twin track heritage railway in the world at present limited to 9 miles each way but due to be longer in the next few years. The staff... More 

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