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Address: Snow Hill Station, Birmingham B19 1AA, England
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+44 1789 299866

Take a fast trip on this nostalgic steam train from Birmingham to its...

Take a fast trip on this nostalgic steam train from Birmingham to its historical and famous neighbor, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Well worth a trip. Enthusiastic staff on board. Travel on the main line behind a steam engine keeping up with the traffic on the M40!

Reviewed 7 September 2015
Emma F
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The review left by Julie C was entirely correct. i was a member of her party. We DID properly book our seats by ringing up beforehand etc.The Shakespeare Experience was soured by the rubbish customer service received - frrom start to finish. Your internal management systems are severly lacking. You over allocated seats; we were not the only family that... More 

3 Thank Lolly L
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a groupon for a train journey from Stratford to Birmingham return. When we arrived, we were informed there were no seats, they told us to go away, or stand up. I had to make a scene and insist they put us in the emptier dining carriages. They then found seats there, after some rudeness and bad attitude for... More 

6 Thank Julie C
BenVT, Manager at Shakespeare Express, responded to this review

Dear Ms Julie C. I believe your Family Ticket voucher was through Wowcher, but that is neither here nor there. I did receive notification of this situation in my incident report. It is a condition of using the Wowcher that you MUST telephone the Vintage Trains booking office prior to travel to redeem the voucher code for an actual ticket... More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Well worth a trip. Enthusiastic staff on board. Travel on the main line behind a steam engine keeping up with the traffic on the M40!

2 Thank Emma F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We travelled in the morning (10.23) from Birmingham to Stratford, returning at about 16.00, and we had about 5.5 hours to enjoy in Stratford, which was easily filled. The steam train was a fun way to get there, turning heads through all of the stations. It was fairly good value for money but my main gripe was how full the... More 

3 Thank Deltic19
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

This is a wonderful way to spend a weekend day out in Shakespeares County and incorporate it with a visit to an iconic City Centre shopping mall. Imagine travelling to UK second city from Shakespeares own home town by Steam Train, or visa versa, or even both ways. Stratford on Avon has all the Shakespeare history and is a beautiful... More 

2 Thank Marti J
codsall, staffs
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86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Four of us went on the train on 1st September to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary's. Went out on train A returning on train D with a meal on the way back. Service on board was excellent and the meal was of a good standard. Catching trains A & D gives you four hours in Stratford. Would highly recommend.

3 Thank Michael M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

Had a brilliant time on the Shakespeare Express. It was really easy and simple on the day with no problems. Friendly staff. Being picky, the bacon rolls were very fatty low quality bacon so I didn't eat mine. If you're going to visit Stratford, you can find 241 deals online for a 5 hall pass to Shakespeare's houses.

1 Thank AliciaAmy23
BenVT, Director of Sales at Shakespeare Express, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the experience on The Shakespeare Express. I am sorry your bacon roll was not up to standard - we use only premium bacon from a local butcher – I will have words. If there is anything we can do in the future, please telephone me in the office. Regards, Ben - VT More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

We went on the Shakespeare Express as a birthday gift for my partner. As it was a treat we had a full day outing taking train a from Snow Hill to Stratford and train d returning. The food on board was excellent. We had a 3 course breakfast of porridge, croissants and a full english on the way there and... More 

2 Thank Helenlj77
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We had a lovely outing on this train - however £125 for 2.5 hours was expensive. The train really is beautiful and the staff excellent. We enjoyed our Sunday lunch - but the set menu may not be to everyones taste. We were lucky with the sunshine but it felt as though we were there and back within minutes. It... More 

1 Thank Lesleyann S
Birmingham UK
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125 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

We heard about the Shakespeare express on tripadvisor and thought as I live in Birmingham I should do it! So myself and my boyfriend got the first train out of snow hill on a Sunday morning in the beautiful sunshine! The service onboard was great and the views were lovely! You could also hear the train as you went! Then... More 

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