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Rothley Station

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Sunday Walk

We love visiting this place on a Sunday. Take a strep back in time, visit the tea room and have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nilesh P
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Lovely station with a great cafe

Popped in here for half an hour for a coffee. Nice station well maintained. The café served me a... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“model railway”(11 reviews)
“waiting room”(7 reviews)
“steam train”(12 reviews)
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All reviewsmodel railwaywaiting roomsteam trainstep back in timeopen firehome made cakestea rooma large car parkthe great central railwayblast from the pastgreat little cafetrip down memory lanepiece of cakeoutside seatingcream teacentral lineexcellent cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love visiting this place on a Sunday. Take a strep back in time, visit the tea room and have tea and cake, fantastic. With the world moving so fast, it nice to have a place like this to out the brakes on for a...More

Thank Nilesh P
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Popped in here for half an hour for a coffee. Nice station well maintained. The café served me a very nice coffee and a piece of cake. But when I went back for more they had sold out completely! Thank you to the two ladies...More

Thank ChrisB090
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We had the best time, all the staff were wonderful from the station master to the porters all looking very smart. Had a wonderful afternoon tea in the Ellis cafe. Only one steam train running today . Managed to travel the Oliver Cromwell which was...More

Thank Vy100
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lots of regular events which attract people of all ages. Toy train area that the kids can operate under supervision, good outside seating area, and if steam trains is your thing its a great place to come and sit and enjoy the food and coffee...More

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Super as ever. Delightfully restored station on the heritage Great Central Railway. The model event taking place was excellent as ever.

Thank bertiembingley
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This station and The Great Central Railway, Special Goods Weekend was quite the best railway event I have ever been to, and I say this as a member of The Bluebell Railway. This is how it should be done.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 21 February 2018

really interesting place to visit you can watch the trains come in I love the smell of the steam takes me back to my childhood then go and have a lovely coffee and something to eat nice place for a family day out

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 6 February 2018

a word of warning to visitors,this station takes on an eerie mask for the period 01-03june 2018,you would be well advised to be on guard as it would appear that a trip back to the dark days of 1940 may happen,make a date and see...More

Thank Spike E
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We visit regularly with my elderly mother, she enjoys the chat with staff, they are very friendly, they will do small portions as mum doesn't eat much

Thank Tish J
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A wonderful little train station. Sadly when there are events the small car park fills up quickly after which there is only on-road parking. There are often events that are fantastically thought out and executed however there are tines of the year when it is...More

Thank mildenhall72
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Hayley B
29 July 2017|
Response from Muree2 | Reviewed this property |
They tend to run mostly at weekends and bank holidays.
21 March 2017|
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Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
We got the answer from the schedule on their website, which distinguished steam trains from others, and found it accurate on the day.