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Address: Snow Hill Station, Birmingham B19 1AA, England
Phone Number: 44-1789-299866
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Take a fast trip on this nostalgic steam train from Birmingham to its...

Take a fast trip on this nostalgic steam train from Birmingham to its historical and famous neighbor, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Well worth a trip. Enthusiastic staff on board. Travel on the main line behind a steam engine keeping up with the traffic on the M40!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Well worth a trip. Enthusiastic staff on board. Travel on the main line behind a steam engine keeping up with the traffic on the M40!

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1 Thank MrsEFrench
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We travelled in the morning (10.23) from Birmingham to Stratford, returning at about 16.00, and we had about 5.5 hours to enjoy in Stratford, which was easily filled. The steam train was a fun way to get there, turning heads through all of the stations. It was fairly good value for money but my main gripe was how full the... More 

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3 Thank Deltic19
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a wonderful way to spend a weekend day out in Shakespeares County and incorporate it with a visit to an iconic City Centre shopping mall. Imagine travelling to UK second city from Shakespeares own home town by Steam Train, or visa versa, or even both ways. Stratford on Avon has all the Shakespeare history and is a beautiful... More 

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2 Thank Marti J
codsall, staffs
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Four of us went on the train on 1st September to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary's. Went out on train A returning on train D with a meal on the way back. Service on board was excellent and the meal was of a good standard. Catching trains A & D gives you four hours in Stratford. Would highly recommend.

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3 Thank Michael M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Had a brilliant time on the Shakespeare Express. It was really easy and simple on the day with no problems. Friendly staff. Being picky, the bacon rolls were very fatty low quality bacon so I didn't eat mine. If you're going to visit Stratford, you can find 241 deals online for a 5 hall pass to Shakespeare's houses.

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BenVT, Director of Sales at Shakespeare Express, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the experience on The Shakespeare Express. I am sorry your bacon roll was not up to standard - we use only premium bacon from a local butcher – I will have words. If there is anything we can do in the future, please telephone me in the office. Regards, Ben - VT More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We went on the Shakespeare Express as a birthday gift for my partner. As it was a treat we had a full day outing taking train a from Snow Hill to Stratford and train d returning. The food on board was excellent. We had a 3 course breakfast of porridge, croissants and a full english on the way there and... More 

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2 Thank Helenlj77
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a lovely outing on this train - however £125 for 2.5 hours was expensive. The train really is beautiful and the staff excellent. We enjoyed our Sunday lunch - but the set menu may not be to everyones taste. We were lucky with the sunshine but it felt as though we were there and back within minutes. It... More 

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1 Thank Lesleyann S
Birmingham UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We heard about the Shakespeare express on tripadvisor and thought as I live in Birmingham I should do it! So myself and my boyfriend got the first train out of snow hill on a Sunday morning in the beautiful sunshine! The service onboard was great and the views were lovely! You could also hear the train as you went! Then... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

From the time you walk onto the platform the sight of the train and smell of diesel takes you a step back back in time. All the staff were polite and told you of anything that maybe of interest along the route the train went. The journey was relaxing, scenic and peaceful. Will be coming on the journey again. Only... More 

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2 Thank Sharon W
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

What an overwhelming site to walk into Snow Hill Station in Birmingham to see this beautiful steam train waiting to take us on a magical ride, but alas there was no trip to Hogwarts today :-) We chose premier class with dining and was not disappointed. As soon as we sat down breakfast was served. First course was croissants and... More 

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