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Great Central Railway

Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
+44 1509 632323
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Excellent Four Course Saturday Lunch

Wow. This is an absolute must. A four course lunch and a first class ticket for the whole day on... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2016
United Kingdom
Not the best visit

I wouldn't come here again. It was very over priced. The food at Quorn took so Longto come that we... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2016
Caroline Y
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
+44 1509 632323
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Reviewed April 9, 2016

Wow. This is an absolute must. A four course lunch and a first class ticket for the whole day on the railway. The lunch was superb with great service. We parked at Rothley which has a very interesting model railway. All the GCR staff are...More

Thank HappyTraveller995
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't come here again. It was very over priced. The food at Quorn took so Longto come that we had to take it away with us, the railway museum didn't hold anyone in our group's attention... I could go on, but I think you...More

Thank Caroline Y
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

The GCR offers a fantastic day out for families of all ages. For greater value, visit on a special event day. Also, check on the website to see what engines are running on the day. You may be disappointed if you turn up and find...More

Thank BanisterFletcher
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a great day out on the Great Central Railway running back between Loughborough and Leicester on the Easter Bunny Express. My daughter got chocolate and sweets as well as participating in a Easter Hunt and going to a mini funfair where she came back...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2016

i love the train and all the staff are happy to help and there is a cafe and a shop and you can have a meal

Thank Dominic H
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Took the children on the Easter bunny special. We got the train at Leicester North and went through to Loughborough. The children were visited by the Easter Bunny on the way up and were given an Easter gift. I would reccommend taking food with you,...More

Thank thetippers
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal on Saturday evening. 5 course 1st class meal. Good atmosphere and very friendly waitors. Food was excellent. Fantastic re creation of steam times gone by.

Thank noble-feller1
Reviewed April 4, 2016

This was a bit of a "What shall we do next" moment - but brilliant!! £16 for an adult day ticket which lets you ride along through four authentic 1940 ish stations getting on and off as you please on a Steam Train!! All have...More

Thank Ann E
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We were bought this First Class dining experience as a Christmas present so decided to use it on a lovely sunny spring day and what a wonderful day it was. We had the Elizabethan tickets so a three course Sunday lunch on board the steam...More

Thank Sarah-Jayne D
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

We purchased tickets for the santa train in December kids loved it santa was brilliant The games on board made the journey a lot more better for the kids than 1st anticipated big thumbs up! We look forward to seeing more family events to attend!

Thank Tammytwo2
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August 20, 2017|
Response from paulwT5568MD | Reviewed this property |
Personally I would go back to Loughborough to see the New Year in because the station is covered and more facilities if you get off the train. With regards to the meal then the Leicester stop is approx. 15 minutes and if you... More
August 14, 2017|
Response from MalcH | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure you can buy tickets and board at any of the stations. Worth knowing that the engine sheds are at Loughborough so lots to see there before you get on the train and depending on what time you arrive you can... More
August 10, 2017|
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Response from MalcH | Reviewed this property |
Depends what train you catch. The diesels are very much open plan as are the dining cars. On some of the steam trains they do have rolling stock with individual compartments which seat 6 people. In terms of corridors ... on... More