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Rothley Station

Station Road, Rothley LE7 7LD, England
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What a wonderful preserved steam railway, even my wife loved it and she is not into old trains

This station and The Great Central Railway, Special Goods Weekend was quite the best railway event... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don M
,
Reigate, United Kingdom
lovely

really interesting place to visit you can watch the trains come in I love the smell of the steam... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Jo B
,
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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“waiting room”(7 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the Great Central Railway on Saturday 30th December and parked at Rothley station as we know that we can enjoy the ambience of the Edwardian waiting room with open fire and tea bar. Having been told that the waiting room/tea bar would close...More

Thank HelenJMidlands
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Really fantastic little railway cafe at Rothley station. Lovely fresh sandwiches, baguettes and jackets with homemade produce and all freshly cooked. ALS good for just a quick coffee and cake if your are enjoying a day watching or riding on the steam trains. Friendly and...More

Thank MrsGemmaDavies
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Rothley station built in typical Great Central style with an island platform to allow trains to stop either side. Situated just outside Leicester this station is very similar to Quorn but has the added attraction of a model railway in the old goods yard.Fires were...More

Thank volklf1
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Rothley station is just brilliant. If nothing else it's worth the effort to sit on the platform, surrounded by all the historic rail buildings and get yourself a cuppa from the platform tea room and just take in the atmosphere. It's lovely just to watch...More

Thank cherry-6om6
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Well if you want pretentiousness, stale cakes and limp sandwiches do not come here. If you want excellent service, fresh sandwiches and baking to die for, with good portions THIS IS THE PLACE. Nothing more to be said.

Thank NiallFleming
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Hayley B
29 July 2017|
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Response from Muree2 | Reviewed this property |
They tend to run mostly at weekends and bank holidays.
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jack750
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.
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