Explore Gloucestershire Railway Lines

If you like trains, there is a few good railway or train related tourist attractions in Gloucestershire and the Forest Of Dean. There are even more places to visit within an hour’s drive of the county. Some of these include steam trains you can ride. Others are historical artifacts, including viaducts now on defunct train lines.

The local area’s mainline tracks are popular with train spotters, and you can see a variety of passenger or goods trains passing through the countryside. Occasionally, some famous steam locomotives pass through the area, they publicise most in the local papers.

The favourite train journey on a regularly scheduled train is the section between Stroud and Kemble. This is very picturesque and gives you a unique view of one of the five valleys. This one passes over the viaduct that crosses the River Frome add mentioned on my Rodborough walk post.

Railway viaduct over Dr Newton's Way

Train Related Attractions

The train and rail-related attractions and days out in Gloucestershire. This includes some that you can have a trip on a steam train.

Dean Forest Railway

Dean Forest Railway is Dog Friendly

The Dean Forest Railway is a recreation of the historic Severn & Wye railway that they restored to its current state. You can enjoy a trip of over 8 miles through the Forest Of Dean on the line between Parkend and Lydney.

Railway Attraction

The attraction usually has two locomotives running when open, including steam and heritage diesel trains. The site also has a museum all about the historical train lines in the Forest of Dean. It is a great day out for children and adults and as a bonus is dog friendly.

Perrygrove Railway

A trip along the Perrygrove line near Coleford takes just over 30 minutes from end to end. There are four stations where you can alight to take part in fun activities or enjoy the surroundings. Visitors can ride the trains as many times as they require, all included in the ticket price. There are many walks just off the various stations for you to enjoy. They also organise vintage working weekends for enthusiasts to join in. https://www.perrygrove.co.uk/

Disused Railway Lines

Duke of Beaufort Bridge
Duke of Beaufort Bridge

There are also many disused railway lines throughout Gloucestershire, including many disused rail bridges on the River Wye. Such as the Duke of Beauford Bridge near to Monmouth. The walk from Monmouth to the bridge is rather nice and seeing the bridge is a great bonus.


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