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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Cheltenham GL54 5DT, England
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What a lovely day out

Decided on a day trip to Broadway by train as we usually visit by road as it is one of our favorite... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
davejac195
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Lydney, United Kingdom
Very welcoming

More relaxed than most preserved railways, possibly due to the very high ratio of volunteers to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DavidGradwell39
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a 13 mile steam and diesel heritage railway in the beautiful English Cotswolds. Visit the GWR stations at Toddington (postcode GL54 5DT), Winchcombe (GL54 5LD), or Cheltenham Race Course (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 3 days ago

Decided on a day trip to Broadway by train as we usually visit by road as it is one of our favorite places to visit.We took the train from Toddington and travelled to Broadway and back. Then work that has been done on this line...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

More relaxed than most preserved railways, possibly due to the very high ratio of volunteers to staff. Run like a proper railway! The new section up to Broadway is a lovely addition. This time the punctuality was spot on. I prefer to buy refreshments on...More

Thank DavidGradwell39
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cannot fault this line in any way. The volunteers have done a tremendous amount of work on bringing this line back to life. All the stations are immaculate with beautiful, well kept gardens. The locomotives were in splendid condition and the coaches were like new....More

Thank Lionel W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's some years since I last visited the GWSR, and as I was in the area I took the opportunity to revisit and travel the extension to Broadway, opened just a few weeks ago. With a line now in excess of fourteen miles long, this...More

Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was lucky enough to be bought a ticket for the opening Easter weekend of the Broadway extension. I'm a modest shareholder of GWSR anyway and given my father was 'on the shovel' for many years prior to the advent of 'dieselisation' I suppose its...More

Thank Andy T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trains, great location, great tea room at Toddington and first class staff - all very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable - only the weather disappointed but that’s the UK for you. Will definitely return.

Thank Richie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time. Everyone was so helpful and friendly will come again no doubt about it. My lad got to see the steam engine real close.

Thank mark r
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong, this is a great trip if you like this sort of thing. But make no mistake it’s expensive and I was overcharged on the day. £68 for 2 adults and 4 children to Broadway. The buffet car offers a multitude of...More

Thank James E
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GWRailway, TripAdvisor account manager at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear James E Is it expensive for 6 people to visit our heritage railway in the Cotswolds? I reckon for a full day out we are very much like other Cotswolds attractions. If you really do want to travel around on the bus all day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a whole day Easter Monday travelling from Broadway to Cheltenham and hopping on and off along the way, unfortunately the weather was not great but it didn't spoil the fun, It cost £18 each for the ticket which at first i thought a little...More

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of 5 and a Labradoodle had a fantastic day! Set off from Cheltenham Racecourse to Broadway on the newly opened Broadway track. Staff everywhere so keen to help and enthusiastic about their railway and volunteer role. Really beautiful views being very rarely in a...More

Thank Lou2811
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Lueyloo
January 29, 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
January 15, 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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Mitzy B
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Turn up and buy a ticket, it's as simple as that! If you want specific info check out their website
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