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Northampton & Lamport Railway

Pitsford & Brampton Station Pitsford Road | Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, Northampton NN6 8BA, England
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Waste of time and money

We went there to see Santa and have a steam train ride; The carriages were extremely smelly and... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Marek M
via mobile
Do not waste your money on Santa’s grotto!

Whatever you do - do not book yourself onto the Santa’s grotto and train ride!! This is the worst... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Danjiella
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside just 5 miles from Northampton, within easy reach of the motorway network.
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Pitsford & Brampton Station Pitsford Road | Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire, Northampton NN6 8BA, England
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We went there to see Santa and have a steam train ride; The carriages were extremely smelly and the overall diesel train trip was not more than half a mile each way ( needless to say that it was advertised as a steam train experience)...More

1  Thank Marek M
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Whatever you do - do not book yourself onto the Santa’s grotto and train ride!! This is the worst experience we have ever had!! My 3 year old was really looking forward to seeing Santa. We saw Santa for about 2 minutes and he interacted...More

1  Thank Danjiella
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

A great little railway to visit if you are in the area. Very welcoming members to young and old alike a very family friendly railway as some larger railways seem to only want rail enthusiasts. Popped in for a quick visit and ended up spending...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem as it's tranquil with a Pub set in the country side. The train ride is nice for little ones but its just forward, backwards and forward again. So you probably wouldn't do it more than once especially in this heat...More

Thank Samantha K
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The journey lasts for about 8 or 9 minutes, travelling in one direction for about 2 minutes, then waiting, travelling in the opposite direction for about 3 minutes, wait and return to the station. Actual travel times is probably less than 4 minutes with a...More

1  Thank Slobba
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this delightful little cage at the station after cycling from Market Harborough. Food was lovely and the staff very accomodating.

1  Thank mountaintalk
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Took my grandson there for a day out, and it was just good fun. A little ride on a steam locomotive with plenty of photo opertunities

1  Thank mmorrisroe
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is an interesting Railway project, somewhat at the early stages of its journey. The volunteers are doing a great job but they really need some injection of substantial funds. We picked up a leaflet about this place from one of those supermarket type racks,...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

One of my local Heritage Railways, see they are doing their best to make the line longer, which is a great thing, and good on them. Always worth a visit, even if you just take a walk along the footpath which is to the side...More

2  Thank malc1005
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

A lovely little find. Only open on Sundays but they were happy for us to look round and chat on Monday, even saw them shunting trains. A quaint bit of England in the past.

1  Thank sandydave2013
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Gareth R
28 August 2017|
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Response from Marek M | Reviewed this property |
No longer than 5 mins from end to end
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JanHNorthamptonshire
20 August 2016|
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Response from grana1963 | Reviewed this property |
Hi think it is only open Sunday 11am-4pm they have a website thank you
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Jim B
21 February 2015|
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Response from Matthew M |
Hi Jim, Sorry we shall not be open on the 28th March. We are open every Sunday from the 15th March till 25th October. Trains run every hour from 11am - 4pm.
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