Ranked #11 of 112 attractions in Cotswolds
Category: Scenic Railroads
The GWR is a steam and diesel heritage railway in the beautiful English Cotswolds. The railway warmly welcomes the new Flag &...
The GWR is a steam and diesel heritage railway in the beautiful English Cotswolds. The railway warmly welcomes the new Flag & Whistle Restaurant franchisee to the Railway. We wish her all the best for the 2014 season and look forward to enjoying the new exciting menu. The Restaurant will be open 30 min before the first train until late on operating days, offering homemade cakes, light bites, afternoon tea and freshly cooked lunches using local ingredients as well as a selection of hot drinks, locally produced fruit juices and cold drinks. Since 1981, about 12 miles of railway line have been restored, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock. There are now two cafes at the railway, two shops, a self-guided heritage trail, and lots of things for children to do. In addition to scheduled heritage train services, the GWR hosts a number of galas and enthusiasts' events throughout the year including Steam and Diesel Galas, Real Ale Weekends, Classic Vehicle Days, Fish and Chip Specials. The railway also stages events for children such as Days out with Thomas, a Halloween Steam and Scream Special and Santa Specials. Visit the GWR at Toddington, Winchcombe, or Cheltenham Racecourse stations. Free Parking. Weekend trains start operating from Saturday 8 March. Coming up on Sunday 30 March is the Mothering Sunday Cream Tea Special at 3.10Pm from Toddington. On Saturday 12 April there is Race the Train, organised by Cotswold Care. On Monday 21 April it's time for the Easter Eggspress - fun for all the family on Easter Monday. On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 April it's time for the very special 'Wartime in the Cotswolds' event with re-enactors, wartime songs and melodies, displays of military and civilian vehicles from the period and lots more (air raids permitting of course).