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Address: Station Approach Station Road | Station Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PL, England
Phone Number: 44-121-708-4960
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England's fastest regular steam train, runs between Birmingham and...

England's fastest regular steam train, runs between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon via the scenic North Warwickshire line.

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Booked to travel on Trains A and D on August 21st from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. The train that day was hauled by GWR Hall Class no 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
MattKay1995
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Poynton, United Kingdom

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked to travel on Trains A and D on August 21st from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. The train that day was hauled by GWR Hall Class no 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall' (lovingly restored by volunteers at Tyseley) Both legs of the journey were enjoyably relaxing and I enjoyed looking at the views, especially when going past stations (with many... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to get a Livingsocial deal for a family ticket for the Shakespeare Express which enabled us to do the return journey from Stratford to Snow Hill for only £16. We arrived nice and early and boarded the train 45 minutes before departure so were able to get great seats, I would advise arriving early as there is no reserved... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got on board the steam train at Birmingham to go to Stratford. It was an enjoyable trip with very good weather. Time to relax have cuppa and take in the views. The staff were friendly and interacted well with all there passengers.

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Thank Jane C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived, we were told there were no more seats left but we had pre booked. Eventually, they gave us a seat but we had to wait a few minutes. This could happen to anyone who arrives late. Is this trip worth it? If you can be patient, bring sandwiches and get a special offer, it is worth it.

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Thank Julie C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff/volunteers were lovely, friendly and enthusiastic. The train was well kept, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a round trip from stratford upon avon to Birmingham and back and all had a great time

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Bromsgrove
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm never exactly sure why a proper meal on a train is so satisfying but when it's Sunday lunch on the steam hauled Shakespeare Express, it's the sure fire recipe for a super day out and it certainly didn't let us down. The three course meal plus coffee is served on the return trip from Stratford on Avon to Birmingham... More 

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birmingham to Stratford upon Avon on a sunny July morning hauled by Rood Ashton Hall tender first. On board catering. Lots of staff with long faces, makes you wonder why they do it. We were told the trip back to Birmingham was better, as it was faster engine first. Steam is to be savoured, it I wanted speed I would... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train from Stratford where there is a big car park. The cost was £2.30. Our locomotive was Rood Ashton hall so restricted to 60mph as opposed The Earl of Mount Edgcombe which can go up to 75. It's an exciting trip - a true mainline steam experience at a bargain price. We chose dining and had a... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled on the Shakespeare express Sunday 17 July with my husband and friends.had standard class tickets for return journey Birmingham to Stratford upon Avon,had bacon rolls and tea going all staff friendly and helpful and met les Ross on train he signed a ticket for me.loved the train ride and had a really enjoyable day.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling on the first steam run of the 2016 season, this was our third year of travelling on the Shakespeare Express from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham, and still as thrilling. It is amazing value at only £15 on the day for a journey through the countryside to Snow Hill and a brief stop to move the engine to the other end... More 

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