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Great Central Railway

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Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
+44 1509 632323
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Dining experience

Attended the pullman dining experience on friday 13th July. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great to have a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wendy B
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Loughborough Leicester with breakfast onboard

My wife and I went on a short trip from Loughborough to Leicester on the steam train. We choose the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gustavo E
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“leicester north” (81 reviews)
“course meal” (63 reviews)
“first class” (71 reviews)
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Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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+44 1509 632323
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Attended the pullman dining experience on friday 13th July. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great to have a drink in the bar area first then board the train for a wonderful 5 course meal. All prepared and made on the train. Wonderful night and really recommend it.

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went on a short trip from Loughborough to Leicester on the steam train. We choose the train with a restaurant so we can have our breakfast on board. The station and the staff clothes make us feel like going back in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well run and organised attraction the railway really impresses with it’s very attractive stations and exhibitions which are complemented by a very knowledgeable and extremely helpful staff who really do make the visit that more pleasing.The rolling stock is visible from quite close...More

Thank PETER R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Street parking only at Loughborough station so parked at Quorn station instead. Nice big car park in what looks like might have once been sidings (rough ground-but not THAT rough). Had a great time travelling up and down the line visiting each of the period...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my grandson and grandaughter for a visit to see Peppa Pig and go on the steam train. Overall the trip was good, but I felt they had oversold the trip/meeting. People had to queue for a long time to have a minute with...More

1  Thank Sket
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At £17 a head I did expect more trains on the timetable which at best only allows for a couple of journeys within a reasonable time scale. In addition the car parking at Quorn is at best rough and at worst possibly damaging to both...More

Thank William V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really pleasant journey from Loughborough to Leicester and return. Some very good steam locomotives and nice facilities. A lot of locomotives to see on the way to the shed at Loughborough but slightly disappointing that you couldn't get into the shed.

Thank Trevor H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i went with my grandfather in 2016, we arrived, on a peppa pig day, but ignored all that, we were there for the trains, we arrived, and just as we did, after rushing our socks off on the way there from Loughborough main line, the...More

Thank Jackson M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For train buffs, this is a wonderful day. Trains are able to pass each other on a double track. There is much of interest including rolling stock, signals, and several stations carefully restored and full of artefacts. There are fresh refreshments available at Quorn and...More

Thank Catharine9023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like trains you will like Great Central Railway. Steam 🚂 trains Diesel trains in action. Friendly staff. Walk around the sidings

Thank Michael B
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dansmam245
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Response from NarrowboatDesiree | Reviewed this property |
The stations have different themes and there is a garden railway at Rothley, apart from the terminus at Leicester which is a little bland they are all worth breaking the trip, especially as that will give your son the chance... More
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Tania D
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Response from chunky0 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual.I wore smart trousers and a shirt and my wife a summer dress.
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