For nostalgia fans, railway buffs and, well, anyone who loves whistling through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, a trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway makes a grand day out. The 24-mile round trip from Cheltenham Racecourse to Laverton via Gotherington, Winchcombe and Toddington incorporates the 693-yard Great Tunnel - one of the longest on a preserved railway and with just gorgeous views across the Malvern Hills and the Vale of Evesham. A range of heritage diesel locos operate the route. North of Toddington, you travel high up over the 15-arch Stanway Viaduct (crane your neck to spot the lovely Stanway House) or if you head south you’ll pass through the workshop where all the diesels are maintained. Stop off at the 1950s-themed coffee shop at Winchcombe for a home-made cake or ice-cream eaten at bright and breezy red check table clothes.
Information on Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway , The Railway Station , Toddington
|Opening Times:||Please see the website for operating days and timetable.|
|Admission:||Please see web site for fares|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome (Please see web site for details)|
|Dog Friendly:||Dogs Permitted (Please keep dogs off the seats)|
|Location:||Toddington Station, GL54 5DT: 15 min east of junction 9 on M5, near the junction of B4077 and B4632. Cheltenham Racecourse Station, GL50 4SH. M5 Junction 11, follow signs for Racecourse.|
Full Disabled Access, Parking Availability, Refreshments, Shop
Events & Special Offers
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Mid-summer Murder Mystery evening / (Autumn Murder Mystery evening)
Sat 08 Apr 2017 – Sat 16 Sep 2017
Saturdays 8 April, 13 May, 10 June (Mid-summer Murder Mystery evening), 8 July, 12 August, 2 September, 16 September (Autumn Murder Mystery evening) + Friday 21 July – Evening Fish and Chip Specials (The Cheltenham Fryer). The train departs from Toddington at 7:00pm on these dates returning at about 9:30pm. A leisurely Saturday evening ride through the Cotswold countryside with a large fish and chip meal delivered to your reserved seats by our train stewards. Hot and cold drinks available.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92251
Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala
Sat 27 May 2017 – Mon 29 May 2017
The best steam gala for miles. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only, please see our website for details.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92255
Classic Vehicle Clubs Day
Sun 11 Jun 2017 – Sun 11 Jun 2017
Combine the scene of historic road transport with a backdrop of vintage trains. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel, but for those just planning to admire the cars there will be a small admission charge. Please see our website for details.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92256
Day Out With Thomas
Sat 24 Jun 2017 – Sun 25 Jun 2017
Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends visit the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only. Please see our website for details.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92257
10th Classic Bus Rally & Running Day
Sun 09 Jul 2017 – Sun 09 Jul 2017
Toddington car park will be crammed with buses of every shape, type and age from throughout the region. We will be running services to Broadway Village and Station site and maybe beyond. Normal ticket prices will apply, please see our website for details.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92258
Heritage Diesel Weekend and Open Day
Fri 28 Jul 2017 – Sun 30 Jul 2017
A chance to re-live the 60s and 70s with our superbly restored collection of heritage diesel locomotives. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only, please see our website for details.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92259
Teddy Bear Tuesdays
Tue 01 Aug 2017 – Tue 29 Aug 2017
Ride the Teddy Bear railcar special and join the Teddy Bears at Winchcombe Station. Bring your own favourite Teddy Bear. Normal prices apply, please see our website for further information.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92260
Summer Steam and Real Ale Weekend
Sat 19 Aug 2017 – Sun 20 Aug 2017
At Winchcombe and Toddington. Raise a glass to real ale brewers from all over the country. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel but for those planning just to sample the ales, there will be a small admission charge. Please see our website for further information.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92261
Classic Vehicle Day
Sun 10 Sep 2017 – Sun 10 Sep 2017
At Toddington primarily for Classic Car owners.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92262
Day Out With Thomas
Sat 23 Sep 2017 – Sun 24 Sep 2017
Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends are back at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only, please see our website for further details.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92263
Autumn Diesel Weekend.
Sat 07 Oct 2017 – Sun 08 Oct 2017
Another chance to come and see our fleet of heritage diesels. Normal Ticket Prices apply, please see our website details for further information.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92264
Cotswolds Food & Drink Fayre
Sat 21 Oct 2017 – Sun 22 Oct 2017
Large variety of Artisan Food and Drink producers from around the region will be selling their products at this new event. Normal train ticket prices apply, please see our website for further information.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92265
Halloween 'Steam and Scream' Special
Sat 28 Oct 2017 – Sat 28 Oct 2017
Get ready for Hallowe'en and join the 'Spooky Specials' throughout the day at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington Station. Come dressed for the occasion. Normal ticket prices apply, please see our website for further information.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92266
Sat 02 Dec 2017 – Sun 24 Dec 2017
Two great ways to visit Santa: either from Cheltenham Race Course by steam train all the way to Winchcombe (or the North Pole!) through the long tunnel, and visit Santa and his elves in his grotto; or from Toddington Station by an early 1960's diesel rail car with Santa and his young elves on board the train, spending lots of time sitting with each family.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92267
Christmas Carols by Evening Steam Train
Sat 09 Dec 2017 – Sat 09 Dec 2017
An event supporting a charity.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92268
Mixed Traction Christmas Cracker
Fri 29 Dec 2017 – Sat 30 Dec 2017
Two days of intensive steam and diesel running.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92269
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