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Address: Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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Relaxing pleasant place to visit with lovely friendly staff

Visited on a day when they had a special event at one of the stations where they had a substantial collection of vintage buses. For £15 you get unlimited rides on the trains... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Visited on a day when they had a special event at one of the stations where they had a substantial collection of vintage buses. For £15 you get unlimited rides on the trains for the day which I feel is pretty good value. What makes this place is the atmosphere, I guess that most of the staff are volunteers as... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We thought the Great Central Railway had amazing scenery, beautifully restored carriages and locomotives and a great day out for all. We would certainly recommend it.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The best attraction around Leicester. We spent all day riding the different trains and enjoyed every bit of it. There is a full meal service running on selected trains, but it needs to be booked in advance, highly reccomended.

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Heckington, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Cannot think of anything I disliked here. Had Saturday evening trip with meal absolutely perfect in every way. Meal was fantastic, train immaculate. Staff superb. Cannot fault and highly recommend.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Met our friends at the Rothley Station Car Park, simply followed the brown road signs from the centre of Rothley. Large car park and track side viewing of the magnificent trains. Turned out to be a special day when there were 8 locomotives running!!!! Sat and had a leisurely tea and cake at the café and watched the trains going... More 

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notts
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a full day here which included a 4 course meal on their first class Pullman service . From minute one the staff were friendly and helpful . Sitting in the station at Loughborough you could imagine being back in the fifties . A good selection of engines in steam including freight trains and regular passenger services to Leicester North... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Did an evening murder mystery combined with hotel break. Evening was great, taxis provided from the hotel to the station, an evening of sleuthing and detective work on a steam pulled restored Pullman coach with a group of actors with a great sense of humour. The 5 course meal was lovely - cooked in the Galley kitchen on the train... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to the Easter Vintage festival at Quorn and Loughborough station on the Monday. Lots of old fashion rides and music from vintage roundabouts and steam organs and an all day ticket for the trains as well! Well organised and well marshalled and plenty of old gaffers to talk to! Good weather and a good day out.

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Rotherham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

4 of us attended a murder mystery evening and had a fantastic time. The 3 course meal was all cooked on the train and it was delicious and hot. The station itself is authentic and like stepping back in time. The actors were fun and threw themselves into their roles. All in all a very good evening.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

we went on the easter gala day. great to see proper mainline engines on double track and plenty to see at the stations. nice that the stations have themes and are really nostalgic. overall, a great family day out.

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