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Great Central Railway

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Address: Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
Phone Number: 015090632323
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Super hero day! Good but could do with some improvements on the platform there could be a lot more entertaining. The actual characters were good. It is pricey for what you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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English first
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Super hero day! Good but could do with some improvements on the platform there could be a lot more entertaining. The actual characters were good. It is pricey for what you actually do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic! All the staff were very friendly and made both our little girls smile. The train carriages were clean and we'll kept. So lovely to be taken back to a slower pace of life- perfect!A very pleasant day out- thank you!

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Corsham, England
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Being the only preserved steam railway in Britain with double tracks (all others are single line) the GCR is absolutely unique. With a train ride of an hour it is definitely a family attraction, but for steam buff it is paridise !. Families with small children who become easily bored or those with a limited attention span should allow 1... More 

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Leicestershire
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love this place. It's a real gem. The staff are super helpful and really care. Also its like stepping back in time. Everything is so cool. Its worth a visit even if u don't go on the train. Have a look around the station.

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Grimsby
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our round trip from Loughborough to Leicester reliving the old days of steam travel. The staff in all departments were very pleasant and helpful. Well worth visiting this railway where you can sit back and watch the countryside pass by

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Northants
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A great day out for train-lovers, and those that enjoy day out. They have done a great job in preserving the station at Loughborough, it`s just like going back in time. Staff also very helpful. The train ride to Leicester North was great, and the station master there was very friendly, and was full of interesting information. Lots to do... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great day out , visited 4 unique stations , all renovated to a victorian finish, had a 4 course lunch on the south yorkshireman

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Guyhirn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have just experienced the wonderful Charnwood Forester 1st class dining experience and would thoroughly recommend it. Very well organised, the setting at the great central railway is fantastic, very authentic and not just for the rail enthusiast. From entering the carriage, being shown to your table and the service during the meal everything was very well done and made... More 

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jebelaligolfresort
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were given a voucher for xmas for a six course evening meal. The food was cooked to perfection and the staff made you feel specail with red carpet into the carriages. A realy nice gift and one I will always remember. The 1st class seats were really comfortable and a lot of the people were celebrating a special occasion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went on the Charnwood Forrester this evening with my wife. 5 course meal. Great food and superb service from start to finish. Great views over Cropston Reservoir and stops at Rothley station to stretch your legs. Nice touch by the chef - coming round to ask for feedback. Can't recommend this highly enough. Top evening.

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