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Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Station Road, Ludborough DN36 5SQ, England
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The LWR runs from Ludborugh to North Thoresby, once a mainline which ran from Kings Cross to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark J
via mobile
really good day out

We visit the railway often as both my wife and self are steam enthusiasts,They have guest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
alanfarrow
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Binbrook, United Kingdom
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Heritage Steam Railway situated just off the A16 between Louth and Grimsby. Trains currently run from Ludborough to North Thoresby - the return journey takes 35 minutes. Free parking is available at Ludborough station, where there is a shop, museum and buffet which serves a range of home-made fare and light refreshments.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Station Road, Ludborough DN36 5SQ, England
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"steam engine"
in 7 reviews
"volunteer staff are"
in 4 reviews
"santa train"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
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"station building"
in 2 reviews
"level crossing"
in 2 reviews
"rolling stock"
in 4 reviews
"lovely countryside"
in 2 reviews
"santa express"
in 4 reviews
"return journey"
in 4 reviews
"short journey"
in 2 reviews
"nice trip"
in 2 reviews
"easter sunday"
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"cakes"
in 7 reviews
"signal box"
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"wonderful afternoon"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The LWR runs from Ludborugh to North Thoresby, once a mainline which ran from Kings Cross to Grimsby. Sadly the route closed in 1981 and slowly thanks to LWR volunteers they are rebuilding it. The railway runs trains (please check web site for running dates....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit the railway often as both my wife and self are steam enthusiasts,They have guest locomotives on a regular basis. The ride through the countryside is very nice,and they have a shop in a converted coach that sells books and models as well as...More

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Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving such a positive review. There's nothing better than a recommendation from one of our regular visitors!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I and my son were held up on the Humber Bridge for half and hour and so we missed our train for the Afternoon Tea. The kind gentleman in 'Haggler's Halt' arranged for us to ride on the next train. The staff could not do...More

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Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Better late than never! Thank you for leaving a review.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I treated my Mum to Afternoon Tea on Mother's Day. It was our first visit and the staff went above and beyond my expectations to make sure Mum was not disappointed. We were late arriving due to a traffic hold-up and we missed our train...More

Thank Paul D
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Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for leaving such a positive review. Customer feedback is really important to us and I'm sure your comments will be much appreciated by our volunteers. Hope to see you again sometime!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Had afternoon tea on the train for a Mother's Day treat, it was delicious and all homemade with love. The staff here are so friendly nothing is too much trouble and all done on a voluntary basis. Special thanks to Amanda for making our day...More

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Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for leaving such a nice review - it's much appreciated!

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Excellent well worth the money great event ,we will be going again next year,would be a good idear to have some body in the car park as it was a bit difficult to get parked and get out.More

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Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for leaving a review - it is very helpful to us to make sure we get things right. When we run the Santa Special trains there are large numbers of people arriving and leaving the car park at...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

In a word; brilliant. We took my two boys, 6 and 1 1/2, for Santa’s trip to the ‘North Pole’. The volunteers that run the railway are dedicated and enthusiastic, really getting all the kids and adults (begrudgingly) into singing the songs. Santa giving presents...More

Thank Jamie W
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Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Many thanks for leaving a review - I'm glad you enjoyed your trip on our Santa Special. It means a lot to our volunteers when they hear that our customers go home happy!

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Superb, we enjoyed our first visit on a steam day but the Santa Express was very special. The staff are exceptionally caring as we had two children and elderly grandparents , they simple could not have done more. When on the train the Mulled wine...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We took our three year old twins on the Santa Express yesterday and it was wonderful! The staff were so brilliant with the children and really friendly and fun. The trip was well organised and full of music and laughter. I would definitely recommend to...More

1  Thank L0uise_W1979
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Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Glad you all enjoyed it and thank you for leaving such a nice review!

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We visited Ludborough station yesterday for the first time for the Santa Special. The volunteers who run the LWR have done an amazing job to rebuild the line, station and signal box from nothing and have restored it to its former glory. The engine and...More

1  Thank ianmartin12017
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Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Feedback is very important to us so many thanks for leaving such a positive review! It means a lot to our volunteers who all work so hard to arrange this event.

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Jessica D
10 April 2018|
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Response from mmyers2906 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jessica. I work at the railway and can assist you with your question. Firstly we have car parking available and it's not far from the train station. We have a disabled toilet available and both platforms have... More
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MrH194308
16 October 2016|
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Response from Philip E | Property representative |
If you go to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway website/visit/running dates you will be able see the days we are open up to the end of the year
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Jimbogalaxy
11 October 2016|
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Response from Philip E | Property representative |
This is a question that is often asked, however over the past year the maintenance and improvement of the existing line has had to take priority. Once this is completed we plan to start work on an extension to the line for... More
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