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Address: Station Approach Station Road | Station Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PL, England
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England's fastest regular steam train, runs between Birmingham and...

England's fastest regular steam train, runs between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon via the scenic North Warwickshire line.

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Dining in style

We travelled on the Shakespeare Express on 28th August. This was gift from our family for our Golden Wedding Anniversary. We had full English breakfast on the way to Stratford... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
Wednesbury West Midlands

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Wednesbury West Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We travelled on the Shakespeare Express on 28th August. This was gift from our family for our Golden Wedding Anniversary. We had full English breakfast on the way to Stratford and Afternoon tea on the return journey. The food was very enjoyable and the staff were very friendly and efficient. I was very nice eating in style through the country... More 

1 Thank CarolBurgess90
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable trip. There are two trains in each direction, one in morning and one in afternoon. We got the afternoon train from Birmingham but because Stratford Station is a fair way from the town there wasn't time to into Stratford itself. We have been to Stratford a few times before so I wasn't bothered. We stayed... More 

2 Thank Johnjo42
Poynton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Booked to travel on Trains A and D on August 21st from Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. The train that day was hauled by GWR Hall Class no 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall' (lovingly restored by volunteers at Tyseley) Both legs of the journey were enjoyably relaxing and I enjoyed looking at the views, especially when going past stations (with many... More 

1 Thank MattKay1995
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Managed to get a Livingsocial deal for a family ticket for the Shakespeare Express which enabled us to do the return journey from Stratford to Snow Hill for only £16. We arrived nice and early and boarded the train 45 minutes before departure so were able to get great seats, I would advise arriving early as there is no reserved... More 

Thank Ben J
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We got on board the steam train at Birmingham to go to Stratford. It was an enjoyable trip with very good weather. Time to relax have cuppa and take in the views. The staff were friendly and interacted well with all there passengers.

1 Thank Jane C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

When we arrived, we were told there were no more seats left but we had pre booked. Eventually, they gave us a seat but we had to wait a few minutes. This could happen to anyone who arrives late. Is this trip worth it? If you can be patient, bring sandwiches and get a special offer, it is worth it.

Thank Julie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The staff/volunteers were lovely, friendly and enthusiastic. The train was well kept, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a round trip from stratford upon avon to Birmingham and back and all had a great time

1 Thank Tye-Smith1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I'm never exactly sure why a proper meal on a train is so satisfying but when it's Sunday lunch on the steam hauled Shakespeare Express, it's the sure fire recipe for a super day out and it certainly didn't let us down. The three course meal plus coffee is served on the return trip from Stratford on Avon to Birmingham... More 

1 Thank demoncodger
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Birmingham to Stratford upon Avon on a sunny July morning hauled by Rood Ashton Hall tender first. On board catering. Lots of staff with long faces, makes you wonder why they do it. We were told the trip back to Birmingham was better, as it was faster engine first. Steam is to be savoured, it I wanted speed I would... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We took the train from Stratford where there is a big car park. The cost was £2.30. Our locomotive was Rood Ashton hall so restricted to 60mph as opposed The Earl of Mount Edgcombe which can go up to 75. It's an exciting trip - a true mainline steam experience at a bargain price. We chose dining and had a... More 

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