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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

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Address: Cheltenham GL50 4SH, England
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The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a 12 mile steam and diesel...

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.

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Great Day out

Not just wonderful old engines, but wonderful volunteers. Even the RAIL ALE, in the buffet car was good. If only they could get some shuttle bus going from Cheltenham Town Centre... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not just wonderful old engines, but wonderful volunteers. Even the RAIL ALE, in the buffet car was good. If only they could get some shuttle bus going from Cheltenham Town Centre, to their station.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been on this train four times now, and still the kids get excited! Love the oldie trains. It can get a little tedious, however enjoyable for the kids :) Great half day out. When the train stops at the other end you can get off the train and have a stroll, there's a ice cream van close by.... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well run and a really great experience for all the family, The driver of the Rail Car DMU was fantastic, very helpful , got great shots of my grandson driving the train Attention to detail was amazing,all the Station staff were really helpful FABULOUS EXPERIENCE !

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took part in the Wartime in the Cotswold weekend. Went from The Racecourse Station to Toddington. What a huge effort all of the volunteers put in (apparently there are only 2 paid workers in total, the rest are volunteers). There were attractions galore - so much to do, with the main emphasis on entertainment. The weekend was the huge success... More 

Thank Simon G
Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wartime in the Cotswolds was a fantastic day out, travelling from Toddington , Gotherington, Winchecombe through to Cheltenham with each station transported back to 1930 wartime. My elderly father (84) ex army was in his element . We ate at the Flag&Whistle cafe which was very good, excellent service and friendly staff. The whole day was thoroughly enjoyable and great... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the 1940s weekend event (Sunday), we had such a great time last year we wanted to enjoy it all over again. They were 6 of us, me, hubby, daughter, son-in-law and our two grandsons (ages 4 and 1). We began with the steam train to Winchcombe, hopped on the vintage bus for ride and back, enjoyed looking at... More 

Thank dandb
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This railway always has something new to see and the special days are always worth the trip as they give good value for money. There is always lots to see whilst waiting for the train our youngsters were Interested in the water being filled into the boiler and the coal being loaded Good play ground to amuse kids while they... More 

Thank Celia W
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic day out on Easter Sunday at the GWR steam railway. The tickets were reasonably priced, the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and the line has been restored in really good condition. We ate in the Flag and Whistle café at Toddington station and whilst we note that other reviewers have complained about the wait for... More 

Thank SparkyMarkW
Dursley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really is Gods Wonderful (Steam) Railway. The amazing thing is that apart from three full time employees the whole operation is staffed by volunteers. The trained run to rime through beautiful countryside in clean and well maintained vintage rolling stock. Food facilities and railway memorabilia abound something for all the family.

Thank Peterjp47
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We absoultely loved this experience! We took the train from Toddington to Winchcombe and back and loved every moment! While it is only a 10 minute ride, we loved to have a glimpse into the past. Highly recommended!

Thank Kirsten O

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