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Great Central Railway

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Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here this Saturday just gone. Went with my partner and her daughter, son-in-law and grandson. Bloomin' excellent!!!!!!! My initial "wow" at the price for an adult was quashed within minutes!!! We started at the opposite end to Loughborough and went the full distance (return)....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a Christmas present for my mum from my daughter and I and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The station is lovely and quaint and the staff very welcoming. On board was spotless in first class for Sunday lunch. The food was fabulous they do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cathandles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the fish and chip supper train. Food is brought in from local quality chip shop and enjoyed on outward journey from Loughborough to Leicester. We went on an after dark ride which at first I thought was a mistake as nothing to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GraemeFI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to do and see with young children. It is easier to park at Quorn (lots of parking on site) and travel back into Loughborough and then make the round trip on to and back to Quorn. Many attractions at stations for the children. Friendly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This time, we opted for the Luncheon option, for a birthday celebration. As before, we found the staff - mostly volunteers - to be extremely friendly and it was a wonderfully authentic "steam-era" experience. The dining car was lovely - and the food (Leek soup,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ccmanMidlands_UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a lovely day on the railway with my son. The stations have been restored beautifully, with each one being slightly different. There was a mixture of steam and diesel engines throughout the day enabling a variety to be ridden on. We had a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hufri
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My 2 year old is a massive Paw Patrol fan, I love trains so perfect combination. Chase and Marshal we’re both at Loughborough station. Activities were arranged at every station to keep the non train lovers occupied which was awesome. Only slight disappointment was no...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 February 2019

What a great night the venue (The Station and Train) is absolutely brilliant, it is like stepping back in time! the Murder Mystery event was great the actors were funny and played their roles to the max, I did guess the murderer but you will...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dave A
Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

The meal was pretty average. I was pretty disappointed but in hindsight it’s good value for money. The service wasn’t great either but the train ride made up for it. It’s a great insight into history and thoroughly enjoyable.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Ross_Harrison
Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

Sunday lunch and a trip down the old line. This was a Christmas present and went with the wife and had a lovely time. Dinner in the First Class carriage, great quality and the food was served fine. They keep this line and trains in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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5 January 2019|
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Response from MichaelStephens97 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, unfortunately. however, if you'd like an alternative, according to the GCR's official website; Loughborough's GCR station is just a twenty minute walk away from the main line station, if that helps.
11 October 2018|
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Response from Nigel F | Reviewed this property |
never drink and drive :)