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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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Address: Quainton Road Station Station Road | Quainton, Aylesbury HP22 4BY, England
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+44 1296 655720
Today
10:30 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 17:30
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 16:30

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Interesting railway centre

Visited on a 'vintage steam day' (although the loco in use didn't look particularly vintage), wide variety of trains to look at and a superb and very extensive miniature railway... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely journey on the steam railway, great walk around stationary carriages with items to sell and static museum carriages. Also great snakes in cafe.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Fair to say I am quite fussy but wow what a nostalgic gem of a place. Our visit to Thomas the Tank Engine was hands-down the best value day trip out this year. The volunteers are absolutely superb and the way the Victorian building was illuminated for Christmas was just stunning. I cannot recommend this place highly enough and would... More 

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Thank Kilo56
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We took my son to Quainton yesterday for his third "Thomas and Santa Christmas". We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent there again. My son love seeing Thomas and walking around the hall. He made several badges and received a certificate from Sir Topham Hatt too. Tere were complimentary sausage rolls, mince pies and drinks and the other food on offer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Visted Quainton for the first time to see and ride Thomas the Tank Engine. The family trip consisted of a ride on a steam train for 4 adults and 2 children and included a visit from Father Christmas and his Elves. The trains have been restored very well, the visit from Santa was really good as he sat in the... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I've been here many times over the years, as a Thomas the tank engine Fan when I was a child, it was like going to disneyland as a child. Plus I can't believe how close this little gem is to Buckingham. What can I say that hasn't already, its steam engine heaven. I recommend to everyone either tourists or locals... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old son is obsessed with Thomas, so we thought this day out would be incredible. It was £54 for 2 adults, a 3 year old and a 10 month old. At the centre there is 2 trains inside, and a few old tatty ones outside. The train ride itself was..........forwards, back, forwards and back.....and repeated for 40... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

What a very good day out. The staff were great. and the visitors centre was very interesting and very well laid out. You do not have to be a rail way nut to enjoy this site.as there is plenty to do and see. They have light lunches at good prices and the train ride is lovely

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Visited on a 'vintage steam day' (although the loco in use didn't look particularly vintage), wide variety of trains to look at and a superb and very extensive miniature railway which can be ridden on. Good exhibitions in the old station building and in the museum on the opposite side, amazingly detailed displays about Royal Mail trains and the Great... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Having been on previous occasions, and been quite impressed, the visit today, during school half term time, was disappointing to say the least. I appreciate this was a 'non-running' day, but there was little to see or do, even for an 'enthusiast'. On arrival, around 10.30am, other than someone issuing tickets, no 'welcome' as such. 'Refreshments' consisted of helping yourself... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited with my 3.5 year old grandson on a Steaming Day and it was brilliant, he absolutely loved it and cried when we left, said he "wanted to stay there forever". Unlimited rides on the steam train up and down the track, miniature train ride is a £1; its a long ride and well worth it. Lots of trains to... More 

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