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“A particularly excellent heritage railway”

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Cheltenham
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Owner description: The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a 13 mile steam and diesel heritage railway in the beautiful English Cotswolds. Visit the GWR stations at Toddington (postcode GL54 5DT), Winchcombe (GL54 5LD), or Cheltenham Race Course (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.
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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“A particularly excellent heritage railway”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Before you read on, I confess I absolutely love a heritage railway and this one has diesel engines as well as steam, so it was going to be a winner for me. But the volunteers here do a particularly terrific job; everything is so well organised, from the trains running to time and description, to a really lovely tea shop (a timely cream tea can really placate a less interested husband). They have all sorts of engines and carriages which are both restored and working, and also awaiting a great deal of loving care, and I loved seeing all the work in progress. My favourite touch was the rather imposing and appropriately attired Stationmaster. When I retire in 30 years I hope I can volunteer somewhere similar.

Visited August 2014
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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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“Fun Day Out”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We have visited this railway a few times and always enjoy it. The line is quite long and there are plenty of stations to get on/off at. This railway is great value for money.
The volunteers were very friendly and helpful.
We went on a diesel gala day and had day rover tickets so we could get on/off trains as we pleased all day. Some stations are not designed for buggies/wheelchairs.
All of my family enjoyed the day out and will no doubt be back again in the future.

Visited July 2014
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Southcoast UK
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“pleasant morning out”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Lovely steam train with several stops. Nice views of the Cotswolds whilst on the train. tea rooms at most stations.

worth a morning visit.

Visited August 2014
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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“Great day out”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We came here as a family group in early August on a rainy day. We had two young boys with us (2 and 5 years) and seven adults. None of us are railway enthusiasts and we headed here in the hope that it would keep the boys entertained for a few hours.

We were pleasantly surprised. Rides on steam trains, diesels (on which the boys got to operate the horn) and a very nice light lunch made it a really nice way to spend 5-6 hours on a washout day.

I would highly recommend to others.

The staff and volunteers are fantastic too.


Visited August 2014
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“A beautiful jouurney”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

This is lovely train journey, a scenic route with a long tunnel (which the kids loved). Make sure you plan your trip well though and perhaps incorporate something to do at one of the stations as £38 is a lot of money for a family for a there and back ride. The station and aboard train facilities for familes are good and it is very well organised.

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