Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Average time spent – 2-3 hours.

Things to do at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway review

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, also known as the GWSR is a volunteer operated heritage railway offering a scenic train ride of over 24 miles.

The railway uses part of the route of the former Great Western Railway’s mainline from Birmingham to Cheltenham. It now operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway. The train ride gives you the opportunity to see some spectacular Cotswold’s scenery.

Broadway station is the railways newest station and it is their northern terminus. There is no car park but there is a modern toilet block. The nearby village is a 15-minute walk away or there is sometimes a minibus shuttle. At Toddington, you can ride on the North Gloucestershire narrow-gauge railway (£5 adults, £2 children. There are toilets, a cafe and car park. You can see more locomotives in their yard.

Hayles Abbey Halt is a request stop. There are no toilets or parking but it’s a good stop if you want to go walking, Winchcombe station has parking, toilets, a cafe and lots to see. There is a Discovery coach where you can see a model layout of the station and learn more about its history. Plus a model railway.

Gotherington is a request stop from the front of the train. There are no facilities. The final station to mention is Cheltenham Racecourse. It is the southern terminus of their line. There are toilets and a car park. The railway runs family-friendly events.

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FAQ and Further Information Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Address: FThe Railway Station, Cheltenham GL54 5DT, Gloucestershire, England. Phone: 01242 621405

Category – Railway – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe at Toddington and Winchcombe stations. Some of the stations have picnic areas.

What are the main things to do?

Heritage railway with steam and diesel train rides through the countryside, you can enjoy local walks and other things to do. There are toilets at most stations and a cafe at two of the stations.

What are the ticket prices?

*Higher-priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced – Adults are £18 each, children 5-15 £8. under 5s are free. Other experiences are available at higher prices.

Is there parking?

For further information on parking please follow this link.

When are they open?

GWSR runs a varied schedule throughout the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
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