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Address: Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
Phone Number: 015090632323
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Fantastic views across the reservoir and lovely Sunday lunch

Had to book well in advance and it was well worth it to travel on the Great Elizabethan. Food was really lovey, served piping hot and with a smile. We had such a good time we are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

4 adults and 2 children aged 3 and 18 months went on the santa deluxe train over the weekend. It cost the same price for both children and adults. The children got given a fruit shoot, a chocolate cookie, a reasonably decent present and a chocolate Santa. Adults got a mice pie (if you asked for it - we were... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had to book well in advance and it was well worth it to travel on the Great Elizabethan. Food was really lovey, served piping hot and with a smile. We had such a good time we are booked in for February again and also a murder mystery in June 2017. Good value for money and a great experience

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Thank Lyn w
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were four of us two adults and two kids all looking forward to this santa train ride, We arrived nice and early for the first trip of the day we chose delux as we thought entertainment will amuse the kids and make the experience better. It was freezing on the platform and looking forward to getting on board but... More 

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Thank Connie T
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The station entrance at night looked quietly impressive, the staircase to the platforms added suspense , the engine Oliver Cromwell stood steaming by the platform , yep i was loving it , in the waiting room a coal fire blazed as we took liquid refreshments , just a small one , the food on the train was enjoyable the staff... More 

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Thank D4467AMchristopherm
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the Santa train on Saturday, and paid for the deluxe train ride. Firstly the way the train station is decorated is really Christmassy, and the other things they had around were a really great touch, there is a man selling balloons and a lady doing face painting. Once inside the train you sit on a table and there... More 

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Thank Sabb_W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit disappointing, very very cold on the train, no heating so couldn't see through the windows because of condensation, Windows on the outside very dirty, would have been nice to actually see out of the window. Cheap mince pie and sherry would have liked a hot drink at 9.40 in the morning instead, very expensive for what it is.... More 

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Thank smithrachel
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a family party of 10 - grandparents, parents and 5 children between the ages of 2 and 7 years on the Santa Special today (Sat 3rd Dec), IT WAS A WONDERFULLY EXCITING EXPERIENCE! The platform was full of the excitement and nostalgia of Christmas, the staff were as well - they were so very good and made the... More 

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Thank Christine H
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a party of 24 children on the Santa Special on Saturday. What a delightful experience. The station was decorated for Christmas and there was a real Christmas atmosphere. There were real coal fires in the waiting rooms. All the staff were extremely helpful and they helped us get into a carriage all together. Santa was lovely. He was... More 

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Thank Jean R
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the great central railway. Great nostalgia and a cool vintage way to travel. Being only round the corner from me it's great

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Thank Type2man
Boston Lincolnshire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent experience every time we visit! Being a heritage Main Line Railway with double tracking from Loughborough to Rothley you get the real feel of a Main Line Railway right now. Efficiently run by friendly volunteers the Railway achieves a very professional day out in an authentic atmosphere. Great for all the family. We enjoy it as a couple... More 

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