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Great Central Railway

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Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my second visit, this time for the diesel Gala special. The stations are excellently maintained and keep their period feel. Due to the large amount of trains running, it was great to hop and off at each station to have walk around each...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dinny66
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great day we had on Easter bank holiday Monday , I decided to attend the bank holiday extravaganza ...it was fantastic ... I purchased a family ticket and 2 adult ones as there was four adults and two nearly five year old's ......More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank G_Fletcher2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

This railway simply oozes the atmosphere of an old railway, and has a realism about it that many more picturesque looking railways don't actually have.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve_Vince
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit lots of different things to do like Driving a steam train. Having breakfast, lunch or dinner aboard historic carriages. Looking at all the different types of trains. Seeing the trains being restored. See the workings of the signal boxes. Traveling...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on Saturday April 13th, when most of the trains were diesel-hauled. The timetable was very crowded and complex, but all trains ran to time, and we saw all the featured locomotives. The stations were immaculate period pieces, and the staff pleasant and efficient....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank James_M190776
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my family to dine on the first class carriage on Sunday 7th April for my 65th birthday and all had a really lovely time. The journey on the train visits some beautifully maintained stations, some of which have been used for films. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter how often you travel on these amazing steam trains the experience is always wonderful. The scenery changes with the seasons but that incredible steam engine sound and smell are always constant

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled the great central railway in early April 19 We missed the steam train so took the opportunity to have coffee in the cafe at Rothley station before we travelled on the Diesel engine and coaches which came through after 50 minutes Still great from...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank caterpillar1001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the GCR last year and had a gr8 time there. Had my partner with me and for her it was an absolute treat. rode the trains, watched the enactments and it is totally worth the money spent. Recommend it for a gr8 enjoyable day...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lselierasmussen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a few times. They do a really fantastic WWII event, and have some superb rolling stock. The volunteer staff are all friendly. An enjoyable day out.

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 5, 2019|
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Response from Stewart M | Reviewed this property |
We pay about £6 to £8 when we use a taxi for a similar journey Premier hotel to GCR station.
October 11, 2018|
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Response from Nigel F | Reviewed this property |
never drink and drive :)