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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Cheltenham GL54 5DT, England
+44 1242 621405
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Five go to Broadway

Lovely day out with friends and elderly mother who was in a wheelchair. Access to train for mother... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JanT24
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Very interesting

Steam railway - although some trains are diesel, maybe not enough steam locos. Goes from Cheltenham... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Max B
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is a steam and diesel heritage railway over 14 miles (23km) long in the beautiful English Cotswolds. Visit the GWSR stations at Broadway (postcode WR12 7DF), Toddington (postcode GL54 5DT), Winchcombe (GL54 5LD), or Cheltenham Racecourse (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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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely day out with friends and elderly mother who was in a wheelchair. Access to train for mother was fine, except directions for carriage with disabled access a little lacking. Lovely stations along the route, beautifully kept with lovely garden areas. We felt like we...More

Thank JanT24
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Steam railway - although some trains are diesel, maybe not enough steam locos. Goes from Cheltenham Racecourse now through to Broadway. Hayles Abbey halt excellent for nearby abbey - EH and NT members get into abbey free. This is a request stop - tell guard...More

Thank Max B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On our way home from Devon to Yorkshire we always choose somewhere to stop off and this was our choice this week. We had intended to park in Broadway but as time was not on our side and looking at the map we decided to...More

Thank Christine K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed with friends who live in Winchcombe. They took us to the GWSR for a day out. We got on the train at Winchcombe station. Our friend bought the 'All Day Rover' ticket, which meant we could travel the full length of the line. We...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took our friends from London to GWSR at Cheltenham. Plenty of parking close to the ticket office. Staff very helpful and friendly. Great journey to Broadway and good value drinks and cakes etc. in the Buffet Car. Excellent toilet facilities in stations. About 20 minute...More

Thank jamesrM3957JZ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Staying in nearby Cheltenham so decided to check out the GWSR. Our intention was to park at Toddington, the main GWSR site, and purchase a return ticket to Cheltenham Racecourse Station. In the event (because time was for once on our side) we purchased two...More

Thank B J
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GWRailway, TripAdvisor Account Manager at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear BJ Many thanks for coming all the way from Sheffield to visit the railway. And thank you for your terrific and very full review. You mentioned the idea of having a galleried viewing area in the locomotive sheds so that visitors can see the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very enjoyable trip. Now the train goes all the way to Broadway, it means that you can have a lunch stop here in this charming village. Scenery along the way is great. Loco, in my case a Merchant Navy, superbly presented. On board staff friendly.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our toddler to go on the steam trains however he was more interested in seeing the trains come and go than ride of them. As with any train, there is not much to do once on the carriage so take some some entertainment. The...More

Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic journey. Lovely cabin with friendly, helpful service. Scenery of the cotswolds was spellbinding.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic railway and well worth a visit. Most trains have a disabled/wheelchair accessible carriage. A diasbled person pays full fare, but a carer geos for free, but you have to mention this when getting your ticket, its not widely advertised or if...More

Thank garysJ9232WS
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Carol O
13 June 2018|
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Yes. Tickets for dogs cost just £2 each.
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Lueyloo
29 January 2018|
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Response from GWRailway | Property representative |
Yes, there are several pleasant country walks in the area. At Toddington station when trains are operating we sell a book of local walks. Philip (TripAdvisor account manager)
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Jillian L
15 January 2018|
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Response from GWRailway | Property representative |
The railway is not open at the moment as we are carrying out our winter maintenance and construction work. We start running public trains on the weekend of Sat 10 / Sun 11 March. Apologies for the delay in replying. Philip... More
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