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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Cheltenham GL54 5DT, England
+44 1242 621405
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Nice day out

Took our toddler to go on the steam trains however he was more interested in seeing the trains come... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christopher E
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Relatives birthday celebration

Fantastic journey. Lovely cabin with friendly, helpful service. Scenery of the cotswolds was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark R
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The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is a steam and diesel heritage railway over 14 miles (23km) long in the beautiful English Cotswolds. Visit the GWSR stations at Broadway (postcode WR12 7DF), Toddington (postcode GL54 5DT), Winchcombe (GL54 5LD), or Cheltenham Racecourse (GL50 4SH). Free parking, and there is so much to do in addition to riding on the heritage trains. There are authentic Great Western Railway stations and well-stocked shops. Catering options include the buffet car on the train, the Flag & Whistle Restaurant at Toddington Station and the 1950s themed Coffee Pot Cafe at Winchcombe Station. There is a model railway coach and the Discovery Coach at Winchcombe Station, whilst at Toddington there is a self-guided heritage trail, a children’s play area, a have-a-go signalbox and a locomotive yard viewing area. Check out our website to see the operating days, the train times and the range of this year's special events, both for enthusiasts and for children.
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Cheltenham GL54 5DT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took our toddler to go on the steam trains however he was more interested in seeing the trains come and go than ride of them. As with any train, there is not much to do once on the carriage so take some some entertainment. The...More

Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic journey. Lovely cabin with friendly, helpful service. Scenery of the cotswolds was spellbinding.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fantastic railway and well worth a visit. Most trains have a disabled/wheelchair accessible carriage. A diasbled person pays full fare, but a carer geos for free, but you have to mention this when getting your ticket, its not widely advertised or if...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the railway as part of a weekend in Cheltenham where we took two preserved coaches to the Sunday event at Toddington. On the Saturday we travelled on the line from the racecourse to Broadway and back. The service ran perfectly and we were...More

Thank RibbleLancaster
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We tok the steam train from Bradway through Toddington to Cheltenhamracecourse what alovely way to spend the day A new way of arriving at the racecourse which was much quieter than it is on race days . Stopped off midway at Toddington on the way...More

Thank papapp
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great day out on a rover ticket. Went to Toddington as there is plenty of free parking right on the site. It was truly amazing. Staff in period dress, the steam train was stunning and you could get up really close. I had an...More

Thank tbigbadbaz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the GWSR on a very hot weekday in July. We arrived quite early at Toddington and found the cafe open for business, and having stayed in a hotel without breakfast, we were soon enjoying a bacon roll and a coffee....More

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on 26th May specificly to see the new station at Broadway. It turned out that was a Steam Gala weekend and it was fabulous, made all the better because the owner of the ex-station at Gotherington had opened his garden to the public.

Thank Roger R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure it gets any better than sitting on a train pulled by a beautiful old steam engine, puffing through picturesque Cotswold countryside on a lovely summer’s day? We started at Winchcombe (well worth a walk round) and took the return to Broadway. Take note...More

Thank James F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to park at Toddington and took day tickets so we rode to Cheltenham Race Course, back to Broadway and back to Toddington.This was enough for our 3 year old but the 7 year old loved it. As did the 71 year old! Loco...More

Thank Fosseboy
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Carol O
13 June 2018|
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Response from GWRailway | Property representative |
Yes. Tickets for dogs cost just £2 each.
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Lueyloo
29 January 2018|
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Response from GWRailway | Property representative |
Yes, there are several pleasant country walks in the area. At Toddington station when trains are operating we sell a book of local walks. Philip (TripAdvisor account manager)
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Jillian L
15 January 2018|
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Response from GWRailway | Property representative |
The railway is not open at the moment as we are carrying out our winter maintenance and construction work. We start running public trains on the weekend of Sat 10 / Sun 11 March. Apologies for the delay in replying. Philip... More
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