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Great Central Railway

Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Loughborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our day the stations are all different time periods and really quaint and authentic to their era make sure you check out the waiting rooms with their vintage posters of places to visit.I had purchased a book walks from the line prior to the visit so we could have a full day out and did a walk that... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Well where shall I start, booked online for £35.00 family of five. What an absoulate rip off when we stopped at our first stop we went to a cafe where it was table top toys and colouring in....there was no colouring in to do and we asked for colouring sheets of peppa and geroge and we was told they wasn't... More

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The frequent running of the trains and the excellent facilities at the stations. The staff are all very friendly and the garden railway is a must to be seen.

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Coalville, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Today we went to GCR not only for the railway and trains but for the model railway exhibition. Let me say right away that everything we saw and did was fantastic and really deserves 5 star rating but for one thing. My friend has to use a wheelchair and whilst the railway and staff provided every assistance and help we... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Brilliant railway with a lot of history. Themed events to suit all the family. Cheap considering you can get an all day ticket and travel up and down the line as many times as you like. Beautifully kept stations and you can look round the engine shed. Very well stocked shop and good café.

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Stockport
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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 attraction reviews
695 helpful votes 695 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As heritage railways go this one has much promise. The length be reasonable - both in terms of distance travelled and time taken. The trains themselves be a mixed bunch - both in terms of the locomotives and carriages. On quieter days - smaller less impressive 'kettles' will usually haul the designated steam services - but both small and large... More

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Woodstock, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great experience for my granddaughter. She thought that this was like the train in Harry Potter movies which was thrill for her. Good value for money. A fun time for all.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

An excellent evening, the food was great and the character actors made the evening very enjoyable. Good value for money!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A very good lunch also very relaxing and good staff. The train was very clean and we were able to visit the signal box and walk around the yard where various engines were parked. All in all a good experience

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We recently attended the Great Central Railway and experienced one of their 'Re-anactment Days' weekends which we started ( and ultimately finished ) from the Rothley Station. What a great day travelling in carriages pulled by steam trains with so many people in WW2 period outfits. Truly a trip back in time. We watched a superb re-enactment in the Rothley... More

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