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Great Central Railway

Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
+44 1509 632323
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Great day out

Had a great day on the train, during the gala weekend. Also booked ( well ahead) for the evening 5... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen V
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Perfect day out

We were only in the UK for a few days, going down memory lane. What better memories than steam... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Corralejo, Spain
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Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
+44 1509 632323
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great day on the train, during the gala weekend. Also booked ( well ahead) for the evening 5 course dinner and steam train. Fabulous. Highly recommend .

Thank Stephen V
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were only in the UK for a few days, going down memory lane. What better memories than steam trains, real ales and ciders, traction engines, and smut in your eye? The day we attended there was a steam event, with real ale tents at...More

Thank SheilaW34
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was bought as a birthday gift and it was a brilliant experience. Friday evening 6 course Dinner onboard a steam train, lovely food, great waiter service. Riding the train all day Saturday, getting on and off at the lovely themed stations. Edwardian, 1940's, and...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended all four days of the recent Autumn Gala. Plenty of action throughout and the visiting loco no. 34081 '92 Squadron' was the star of the show. Her performance on the TPO run was worth the admission fee on its own. Excellent breakfasts at the...More

Thank Spamcan81
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth researching a visit before going or just turn up at one of the 4 stations. We found extra parking at Quorn & Woodhouse. On this special weekend it was not a cheap day out but was superb with many trains running and lots...More

Thank pinneydavid
Reviewed 1 week ago

GCR have got it all working so smoothly the day is fantastic. Main line means that trains are moving all the time and there is plenty to see wherever you are although the new station at Leicester East is not very interesting the rest of...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Treated to lunch, was a fabulous experience, food and service was excellent. Got there early so we could hop on and hop off before lunch, turned out to be a great idea, will definitely do it again

Thank Helenpd85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was fantastic for our 25th anniversary. Food and service were exemplary and excellent value for money for this special occasion. Can't thank you enough for helping to make this such a special day

Thank lp0211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent way to mark a special occasion,such as a birthday or anniversary.From being efficiently checked in and shown to our seats to a nice steam train journey,the experience was memorable ,with emphasis on nostalgia and good old fashioned service. Drinks are varied and great...More

Thank wenceslas51186334
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was drawn to this gala as the mountsorrel branch was open for a rare chance to ride this picturesque 2 mile hilly branch line. Partway up is Nunkley Hill which offers an interesting working yard with shunting demo's, the view from the top of...More

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20 August 2017|
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Response from paulwT5568MD | Reviewed this property |
Personally I would go back to Loughborough to see the New Year in because the station is covered and more facilities if you get off the train. With regards to the meal then the Leicester stop is approx. 15 minutes and if you... More
14 August 2017|
Response from MalcH | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure you can buy tickets and board at any of the stations. Worth knowing that the engine sheds are at Loughborough so lots to see there before you get on the train and depending on what time you arrive you can... More
10 August 2017|
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Response from MalcH | Reviewed this property |
Depends what train you catch. The diesels are very much open plan as are the dining cars. On some of the steam trains they do have rolling stock with individual compartments which seat 6 people. In terms of corridors ... on... More