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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

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Address: Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
Phone Number: 01524 735165
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brief encounter

What a really good free attraction,staff friendly,informative and helpful,good displays and tasty and tasty cakes in cafe,dog friendly always a bonus.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a really good free attraction,staff friendly,informative and helpful,good displays and tasty and tasty cakes in cafe,dog friendly always a bonus.

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Halifax, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Super coffee and cake, I'm sure the displays are great for those into close encounters or whatever it is, but we were there to see the train exhibition, which was great!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is where the iconic film 'Brief Encounter' was filmed. It is an amazing place for a nostalgic trip to the past and is still a working train station today. The combination of new and old and comes together in a fabulous mix. Great for train enthusiasts which I am not but also for those soft rosy coloured souls who... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited here in early August and were interested to see the waiting room with was copied for the film Breif Encounter in in 1944-----now a snack bar and some old suitcases and railway trollies. Apart from some exteriors, most of the film was shot in the studios in London,which probably explains the much copied accents of the actors!! The... More 

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Cardiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went yesterday as a special dedicated trip from wales. We arived at about 3.45 p.m. Got told it shut at 4.00 p.m Now I have seen them blamed for closing at 4 but whose fault is it? I think you will find it is mine for not checking the times etc So check first. We were booked in a hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We came across the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre by accident. We were driving to the Lake District and noticed that we would be passing Carnforth which sounded familiar. When we googled we discovered the Brief Encounter connection and the existence of the heritage centre so we decided to take a look. It is wonderfully presented - the Tea Room is... More 

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Stafford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped by by chance on our way south and just wished we had been able to spend more time visiting this gem of a place. We will definitely have to add it in to another trip up north to do it justice or even time a visit for one of the special events that are scheduled. Lunch time jazz... More 

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Bimingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Carnforth is where they filmed the famous 'railway ' scenes in Brief Encounter and you can watch the film there if you like . The waiting room is exactly as it was and is a cafe . Though sadly the chef wasn't in .. Interesting exhibition on David Lean and his work and also a film on how the station... More 

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Monson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I love this old railway station! We stayed in the Lake District and traveled from Carnforth Station almost daily. There is a quaint little restaurant inside the building and it is the place where they filmed the 1945 movie "Brief Encounter" which was banned in Britain for a time. You are able to sit and watch part of the movie.I... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

having watched brief encounter a few times, decided to visit the heritage centre, really well done, the refreshment room was just like in the film, the heritage centre had a lot of things to look at, and could have spent longer looking around, but we had the grandchildren with us who were keen to move on.

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