Link exchange

We hope that the sites listed on this will be of interest to the Heritage Railway enthusiast or visitors to the Cotswolds area. This page also contains links to some sites that themselves contain links to the GWSR website - our link exchange.


Please note that the inclusion of these links does not imply any endorsement by the GWSR of the products, services or information offered by these sites. GWSR plc can accept no responsibility for the content or availability of external websites. All links will open in a new window. 

UK Heritage Railway links

Tourism links

  • Cheltenham Video - All about Cheltenham and featuring our Railway.
  • Visit Broadway - This site aims to ensure you miss nothing on your trip to Broadway and the Cotswolds with information on accommodation, places to eat and drink, things to do, attractions, shopping, how to get to Broadway Cotswolds and much more.
  • Broadway-Cotswolds - The official guide for locals and visitors.
  • Tewkesbury - Tewkesbury Borough Council tourist site.
  • Winchcombe - News and information about Winchcombe.
  • Winchcombe Welcomes Walkers - the leading site for information on walking, accommodation and shops in and around Winchcombe.
  • Cotswolds Info - Comprehensive tourism and business information for the Cotswolds area.
  • About Britain - The premier online guide to where to go in Great Britain.
  • Explore Gloucestershire - The ideal family friendly website to help you find out what’s on, where to go, stay and eat in Gloucestershire!
  • Dog Friendly Cotswolds - Where to stay and where to go with your dog in the Cotswolds.
  • Great Days Out - A simple guide to days out in Gloucestershire and elsewhere.
  • Quoakle Days Out and Leisure in Gloucestershire - A graphical guide to days out in Gloucestershire.
  • HotelsCombined - Worldwide hotel comparison and booking service.
  • WhereCanWeGo - Britain's '"What's on" event guide.
  • Railholiday - Self-catering accommodation in Cornwall for the rail enthusiast - in converted railway vehicles!
  • Routes International - “People Transportation” - a huge Canadian-based website for world-wide travel (including heritage railways!)
  • Lets go with the children - Guide books listing places to go and things to do for families.

Cotswolds Attractions links

  • Batsford Arboretum - The Cotswolds secret garden
  • Berkeley Castle - Berkeley Castle has been lived in by the same family for over 900 years. It is where history has been made. Where Edward II was murdered, where the Barons of the West gathered before Magna Carta and where Queen Elizabeth I hunted and played bowls.
  • The Wilson - Cheltenham - Has an outstanding permanent collection including fine art, ceramics, jewellery, furniture, local history
  • Corinium Museum - Cirencester - Experience life as a Roman. Marvel at the stunning mosaics. Dress as a Roman soldier. Explore their engineering and artistry.
  • The Edward Jenner Museum - Housed in his former home the museum fills in the biography of the man.
  • Mill Dene Garden - Mill Dene Garden has become the passion of Wendy Dare's life.
  • Owlpen Manor - Owlpen has long been recognised as one of England's most romantic early manor houses. In 2006 it was voted one of six finalists in the Country Life - Savills award for "England's Favourite Manor House". 
  • Painswick Rococo Garden - A fascinating step back to the flamboyant English Rococo period
  • Cotswold Lavender - Family farm offering essential oils, bath products, teas, and soaps.
  • Snowshill Manor - A National Trust property housing a truly eclectic collection
  • Sudeley Castle - Illustrated history of this splendid 15th-century castle laid waste by Oliver Cromwell, but restored in the Victorian period
  • Stanway House & Fountain - historic house and the highest gravity fed fountain in the world. Near Toddington.
  • St Eadburgha's Church - in Broadway and dating from 14th centuary.
  • Westonbirt Arboretum - The National Arboretum
  • Woodchester Mansion - Home of The Woodchester Mansion Trust, one of Britain’s leading independent conservation charities.
  • WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre - A great place to watch the wonderful birds and wildfowl, which visit or make their home at Slimbridge.
  • Winchcombe Country Show - Held every August Bank Holiday Monday near to Winchcombe Station.
  • Winchcombe Festival of Music & Arts - Held during the last week of May each year with lots of events around Winchcombe.

Other links

  • Crofton Beam Engines - The homepage of the Crofton pumping station on the Kennet and Avon Canal
  • Donnington Brewery - Stow-on-the-Wold - brewers of our very popular "rail ale" available in our buffet cars.
  • Canine Partners - Training assistance dogs for people with disabilities. The GWSR provides facilities to help with familiarising the dogs with railway travel.