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“Charming Heritage Railway”

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
Ranked #1 of 9 Tours in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a 12 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.
Middlesbrough UK
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Charming Heritage Railway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Probably the friendliest heritage railway I've ever visited. Stations are very quaint and well maintained. Engines are well presented and the staff, always helpful and friendly, are immaculately turned out. A really enjoyable day.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Alls well that ends well”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Day out with the grandchildren.
Staff very friendly ..and children get a free activity booklet.
Unfortunately when we arrived back at the station for the return journey the diesel had given up the ghost and was stuck up the line, blocking it! Steam was always more reliable if a little harder to start. We were given a lft back to where our car was parked and give a complimentary family ticket...just like the main line operaters treat you...ha ha!

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“A particularly excellent heritage railway”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Fun Day Out”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“pleasant morning out”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Thank sunnysea83
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