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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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Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Lytham St Annes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Heritage centre has frequent exhibitions on wide ranging subjects, from textiles and felting, to the current exhibition about David Lean, so you do not have to be a railway enthusiast. Lovely friendly cafe with decent coffee and massive pieces of cake!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a wonderful job has been done in bringing this station back from near-demolition. A fascinating heritage centre, featuring Brief Encounter but so much more, lovely shop staffed by helpful volunteers, and great old fashioned Refreshment Room - an absolute pleasure to visit. Beautiful tubs of flowers add to the atmosphere . We enjoyed every minute.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had a splendid afternoon here, lots to see. The film runs all day in a mini-cinema; the Refreshment Room is pleasant, but pricey, no peas with the fish and chips we had for lunch. Plenty of other interesting exhibits, including WW2 memorabilia. The little shop has a nice range of souvenirs, and the volunteers who run the centre are very... More 

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Brittany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you have a hour or so to kill then do visit this place its really quite a eye opener, really interesting with a good look back of how things used to be, some of the items on display ore very recognisable, oh how things have changed, have a tea or coffee in the old style cafe really pleasant, and... More 

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Peterborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A short distance off the M6, this is a great place - either for a visit in it's own right, or as a stopping off point on a longer journey. Our party of 40 pre-booked for lunch in the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room to round off a 4-day stay in the area before returning to Peterborough. And what a generous,... More 

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The attraction for me was visiting the cafe associated with Brief Encounter, but the heritage centre makes it a really good visit. Check out the excellent coffee and cakes whilst you are there too!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very interesting , the volunteers work so hard and are very knowledgeable and always willing to give help and information, Very educational to view and read about the history of Carnforth station, and reading the story and seeing the film The brief Encounter which was filled on the station, A video screening of the refurbishment of the station, which preventing,British... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great place to take young children, I take my grandson who's 4 now been going for 2 years now he loves trains and there's a Thomas Tank small play room he never wants to leave !, so I have a coffee from the lovely cafe next door they do good food to often have lunch there.

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Address: Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR, England
Phone Number: 01524 735165
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth

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