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“Sunday Lunch”

Great Central Railway
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Great day out, booked the sunday lunch train experience. It included full day travel meaning we could get on and off at any of the stations and we particularly liked the tea rooms which was at one of the stations which I think was called Rothley.
Food on board the train was of great quality.
Not the cheapest of days out but worth the money.

Thank MalcolmD550
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

What a great night . Would highly recommend this to anyone , your made to feel part of the whole experience from the minute you arrive .

1  Thank Tina F
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Absolutely love my local heritage railway visits. Whisked back in time to a more relaxed time. Great day out for all. Worth being a Friend of the railway to help fundraising.

Thank Darren W
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit and a great train journey. Full of nostalgia and lovely scenic routes. We had a great day and would recommend to anybody.

1  Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is a delightful heritage railway, running on a 30-minute trip between Leicester and Loughborough. There are a couple of stations inbetween, which appear to be well decorated each in a different era, but I did not stop so cannot review.

On the mid-March day we visited we travelled on both the main trains that were running, first a 3-car diesel railcar, then a train pulled by a substantial tank engine. There was also a lunch-time dining train running the same day, pulled by a much larger engine (think Henry the Green Engine). Both trains offered open carriages, rather than the more traditional compartment-style carriages.

The station at the Leicester end was small but very welcoming - we were encouraged into the waiting room where a very welcome fire was burning in the grate (given the snow and wind howling outside!). There were snacks and hot drinks available, the man in the kiosk was really friendly and even had a biscuit to offer our dog.

The station at the Loughborough end was more significant, with a small museum (free entry) with some railway memorabilia and a model railway, and a gift shop too.

The staff were all great, with the ticket inspectors particularly being good for a chat and very nice to my 2-year-old son.

A small car park is available at the Leicester end - I didn't see any parking available at Loughborough. Due to steps onto the train itself this may be tricky for a disabled visitor.

2  Thank Richard G
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