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Great Central Railway

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Address: Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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+44 1509 632323
09:00 - 17:00
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Great Saturday night experience

I did this Saturday night 'Charnwood Forrester' last year and it was so good, I came back for a second time. For any heritage train nurd like me, its great to remember the good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did this Saturday night 'Charnwood Forrester' last year and it was so good, I came back for a second time. For any heritage train nurd like me, its great to remember the good old days of steam, but even if you are not, the experience of 5 star dining in a first class compartment of yesteryear is a great... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did the Saturday night steam train dinning . fantastic , loved the old time station bar and wartime tea bar . staff were so friendly and professional , couldn't fault them. Food was lovely and for £54 we couldn't believe the great value. You get all day unlimited train rides , and that also includes the night time experience with... More 

1 Thank Nicola O
jeff in uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took two friends for a day out at the Great Central and despite the drizzle, had a fabulous day. Our first trip was on the DMU and we were able to sit in the front carriage and watch the driver. Our next trip was on ' The South Yorkshireman ' steam hauled special, the experience on this Pullman car... More 

1 Thank bertie58
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I have just visited the railway centre on Swithland Lane,Mountsorrel. .every thing is new and welcoming,plenty of parking lovely outdoor aera including a small play area for the little ones ,nature trail which will be wonderful once the flowers and hedoes grow, a lovely little cafe selling good food reasonably priced, there is a room with information... More 

Thank Mojobunny
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a marvellous day at the Winter Steam Gala back in January, arrived with plenty of time for the 1st train. Trains weren't rammed but were nicely full - makes your day even more enjoyable! TPO drops were amazing! And the late night runs were enjoyable too. Brings you back to another era. Everybody is lovely, from the office staff... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caught the 10.06 from Quorn and travelled up and down the line walked into Loughborough, had very good snacks and arrived back after 3.00. It was cold but the volunteers and staff and passengers were all very cheerful and chatty.

Thank Dee P
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I turned up unwittingly on a day when characters from a TV programme aimed at pre-school children were in attendance. Plenty of room on the trains - plenty of volunteer staff helping out and a really warm welcome offered. The trains weren't perhaps as warm as they might have been (although the DMU was) but is was an especially cold... More 

Thank C F H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was part of our Golden Wedding Weekend. We enjoyed the nostalgia of riding a Steam Train. We had booked a Sunday lunch also, we were met at the train door and escorted to our table, The lunch was superb plentiful and hot. The service of staff was first class. A very enjoyable trip.

Thank Alan T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the reminders of a bygone age.... The food was excellent and the service polite and prompt. I was glad I was warmly dressed as the carriage was a little damp and on the chilly side.

Thank Fstrlynn
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Saturday lunch on the steam train. Fantastic food and service. Brilliant atmosphere. Gluten free diet catered for, Have already booked another meal later in the year.

Thank EastMidlandsBella

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