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7. The Battlefield Line

Top 10 ten places to visit in the Midlands - Leicestershire and Rutland

The Battlefield Line

The Battlefield Line Railway runs from Shackerstone to Shenton in Leicestershire, and is the last remaining stretch of a line that first opened in 1873.
 
Set off from Shackerstone Station, which also has a shop, a tea room and a fascinating museum containing all sorts of historic railway artefacts and memoribilia.
 
There are seven working steam locomotives, including the beautiful apple green Mayflower which was built in Glasgow in 1946.
 
Step inside an old fashioned carriage and follow the Ashby canal for a good part of your journey, passing though countryside and alongside small villages and farms. 
 
Events take place throughout the year - check with The Battlefield Line for details. 

The Battlefield Line Address:
Battlefield Line
Shackerstone
Nuneaton
Leicestershire
CV13 6NW
England, UK

The Battlefield Line Opening Times:
Shackerstone Station and museum is open weekends all year round, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
 
Trains run at weekends from Easter to October, and also on Wednesday afternoons during July and August.
Please follow the Battlefield Line link below to view current train timetables.  

The Battlefield Line Admission:
Adults £8.00
Children (3 to 15 years) £5.00
Senior citizens £6.50
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children £24.00
Dog £1.00
Bicycle £1.00

T  +44 (0)1827 880754
 

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