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Formerly known as Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, The Great Central Railway - Nottingham offers almost 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire, Miniature...more
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An excellent site for steam and diesel locomotives being run at weekends and Bank Holidays.
Also narrow guage railway for kids of all ages inclding me at 69 years old.
There is also a transport collection of single and double decker buses on the same...More
We had a wonderful time on minature railway here. There were 5 trains to choose from and only 50p a ride! Our little ones 2 and 4 loved it so much decent on them all. Great little ride along track and through tunnels o minature...More
This part of the old Great Central Railway is destined to be connected to the long established heritage line from Loughborough to Liecester in the not too distant future. For now it is offers an independent 10 mile run and incredibly good value in terms...More
Great place to take the kids and geeks alike. Diesel and steam trains to ride to Loughborough and smaller gauge to ride internally. On the days where parking is free, it’s a good value day out but sometimes they do try to charge steeply to...More
Thank Richard B
Phil S, Director of Sales at Great Central Railway - Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Hi Richard. There are only 1 and a half weekends out of 52 that we put a gate charge on. There are for the Model Rail Show and for one of the road transport events. I'm sure that you can appreciate that these events cost...More
There is something for all ages here. Well anyone over 4 years old to 101! Boys, girls, men and women alike. The steam engines, trains, cars and buses are breath taking. The whole place is like a grave yard for travel and rail one minuet,...More
On a summer Sunday it was easy to get here by city bus almost to the gate (better signposting though for first-timers like me, please!). OK, the portacabin ticket office and rather austere platform aren't chocolate-box-heritage-railway but funds come hard, and there's a sense of...More
One of the countries hidden gems tends to be forgotten railwaysand this as part of the great central railway was certainly that.
It was to be a little fill in pre hotel where we had chosen for an easy journey to our conference on the...More
WOW! What an amazing afternoon we had with family and friends for my mums 75th birthday celebrations and a big surprise for her...goodness knows how we managed to keep it a secret but we managed to pull it off. We want to say a big...More
Thank Chris W
Phil S, General Manager at Great Central Railway - Nottingham, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018
Hello Chris. Glad you were happy with the way things went. I will pass on your comments to the on-train staff, I am sure they will be pleased to hear you were happy.
You are correct in that John (although normally to be found in...More
Have been a regular visitor to both Great Central Railways for several years. GCR Loughboro becomes more and more pretentious and totally obsessed with health & safety - most recently they closed their sheds except for a very few visitors days. This is such a...More
This should be amongst the top of list of experiences in Nottingham for families. Lovely miniature train rides for kids and adults alike for just 50p each, the miniature trains include diesel and steam engines with smoke, tunnels, signals, switches, crossings et all. The heritage...More
Response from SharpeWords | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a website: search for GCRN. The centre is called the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, but it is also the northern branch of the Great Central Railway, based at Loughborough. Hope this helps.