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Great Central Railway

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Address: Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
Phone Number: 015090632323
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I organised a trip for a small party of 10 to take the Charnwood Forrester First Class dining train having previous been with my wife on similiar trip 2 years ago. We sat in very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
mel22Lancashire
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I organised a trip for a small party of 10 to take the Charnwood Forrester First Class dining train having previous been with my wife on similiar trip 2 years ago. We sat in very comfortable first class dining carriages perfectly set out for what was an excellent 5 course meal finished with coffee and mints. The food quality was... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My 5 year old boy loves trains, so decided to combine a family holiday to Drayton Manor with a visit to this railway recently. Having studied the on line timetable for the railway, which included different frequency of services on different dates, denoted by different coloured timetables, matching a calendar with similar coloured boxes. We decided to visit on Friday... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend visiting for a great day out. We spent all day playing at trains and in the evening we had a meal on board. Everything is very well organised and the stations are all lovely to visit, with clean facilities. We had coffees and cake at Rothley Station, which was excellent we then stopped by at Quorn and... More 

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1 Thank Donald M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the dinner on train on the Saturday night was the most brilliant night ever. Food was fantastic, staff wonderful. Haven't had such a fantastic night in a long long time. Would definitely recommend to anyone

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1 Thank Teroka
leicester
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like steam trains and good quality food this is made for you. Last weekend along with friends I visited the great central railway and along with visiting the facinating repair sheds and taking a good look at the extencive renovation work,we booked a meal in the first class restaurant carriage ang enjoyed a great meal of pie potatoes... More 

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1 Thank mannonamission
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked on the murder mystery evening - it was brilliant! The action starts on the platform and lots of double entendres - a must if you love that kind of humour! The meal was excellent and the staff were lovely! We got great views of the surrounding areas and the actors walked along the carriages talking to us.... More 

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1 Thank Brenda D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love steam trains, this is one place to visit, with open access to the yard. the stations and platforms (Loughborough, Quorn & Woodhouse, Rothley) have been carefully restored to their former glory. The staff are both knowledgeable & friendly.

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Thank Steve M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a murder mystery evening, including a meal, on a steam train. The evening starts with drinks on the platform and a short drama, introducing the characters and the plot. You then board the train which steams off into the evening. The meal was served by friendly & efficient staff. The meal was not fine dining but in keeping... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good parking, plenty to see and do. Different priced eateries. Well worth a visit especially if you like steam trains.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon spent riding on the train from Birstall to Loughborough. Great sights from the train. Ate lunch at the little station cafe in Loughborough. Simple sandwiches that tasted good. Interesting little room with some details on the history of the railway line.

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